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Cueto goes for third straight win

Johnny Cueto is making life relatively easy for his Cincinnati Reds teammates. The right-hander will try to win his third straight start Sunday against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Cueto (2-2, 1.95 ERA) went 0-2 in his first three outings but lasted seven innings in each, allowed five earned runs and struck out 10 twice while receiving only four runs of support. Finally, he...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds stealing bases as a team

  When it comes to stealing bases, everyone thinks of Billy Hamilton, but for the Cincinnati Reds, Hamilton is only part of the picture. Hamilton may be leading the league in stolen bases with 13, but there are plenty of Reds having success on the base paths this season. “According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Cincinnati is the first team since stolen base information began being...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds’ Homer Bailey To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

The Cincinnati Reds have announced that RHP Homer Bailey has torn his UCL and will required the infamous Tommy John surgery. He is ruled out for the rest of the 2015 season. “After consulting with (team medical director) Dr. Kremchek and other orthopaedic surgeons, we determined the best option with the most predictable outcome is to surgically repair the ligament,” said...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Donald Lutz has Tommy John surgery – out for the season

Jamie Ramsey had this news tucked in under the Homer Bailey is also getting Tommy John surgery news at his blog. in other medical news, minor league IF/OF Donald Lutz this morning had season-ending reconstructive UCL surgery It’s never good news to wind up losing nearly an entire season to injury, but it’s even more complicated for Lutz, who is in his last option year and really...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds’ Homer Bailey to undergo Tommy John surgery

Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery. Bailey is expected to return during the 2016 season. “After consulting with [team medical director] Dr. [Tim] Kremchek and other orthopedic surgeons, we determined the best option with the most predictable outcome is to...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds announce Homer Bailey needs Tommy John surgery

Another day, another prominent pitcher down with Tommy John surgery. Today’s victim? Cincinnati Reds starter Homer Bailey. RHP Homer Bailey to have "Tommy John" surgery. Is expected to return during the 2016 season. — Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 1, 2015   The Reds signed the 28-year old (29 on Sunday) Bailey to a six-year, $105 million contract extension in February...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Cincinnati Reds Phillip Ervin returned to form?

When the Cincinnati Rds drafted Phillip Ervin out of Samford in 2013 they drafted a polished college hitter who had a strong track record of hitting with wooden bats, plenty of athleticism and a guy they expected to be able to move quickly through the system. The team signed him quickly and sent him to Billings for his first assignment and he did what you’d expect him to do: tore...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Prospect Hot List: Week 3

Every Thursday we look back at five players who had the best week from the hitting side of things and five from the pitching side of things. Here’s who was hot for the Cincinnati Reds down on the farm last week. The Hitters Phillip Ervin | Daytona Tortugas Ervin continued the strong start to his 2015 season with another big week. The Tortugas outfielder hit .348/.448/.783 with...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Lorenzen gives up homer while his mom is being interviewed (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Cincinnati Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen made his major league debut on Wednesday, and his mom and brother traveled all the way from California to watch him play. Unfortunately, mom had a microphone in her face when Lorenzen gave up his first ever big-league home run. Jim Day of Fox...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds put left-hander Manny Parra on disabled list

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds have put left-handed reliever Manny Parra on the 15-day disabled list with a strained neck, opening a roster spot for starter Michael Lorenzen. The 23-year-old Lorenzen was called up from Triple-A Louisville to make his debut against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. He filled in for Homer Bailey, who is sidelined indefinitely by an injured ligament in...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Homer Bailey Watch - Right Elbow Ligament Sprain

View image | gettyimages.com After making just two starts this year, the Cincinnati Reds might be without starting pitcher Homer Bailey for the long term. Bailey has a right elbow ligament sprain that could require Tommy John Surgery and would mean he would miss the rest of the 2015 season, as well as part of the 2016 season.Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias are two pitchers...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol 3: NL Central Weekly Wrap-Up

Plenty of headlines came from the NL Central this week. From a big loss for the St. Louis Cardinals to a big prospect’s debut for the Chicago Cubs, the excitement in the Midwest continues to exist.   Chicago Cubs Last week, Kris Bryant made his debut. This week, fellow prospect Addison Russell saw his first big league action. It ended with 3 strikeouts, but Bryant had 3 Ks...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Bruce given Saturday off, Reds release Dan Johnson

The Cincinnati Reds will give slumping outfielder Jay Bruce the day off Saturday in their schedule game against the Chicago Cubs. On the season Bruce is hitting just .164/.261/.328 with three home runs and nine RBI. Getting the start in the place of Bruce will be Brandon Boesch. The Cubs will start right-hander Jake Arrieta. Last season Bruce topped 100 RBI for the first time and...
Via Tireball.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton Back to His Base-Stealing Ways Against Cubbies

Thursday night the Milwaukee Brewers pulled off something that no one had done this season to date--they threw out Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton when he tried to steal. So it should come as no suprise that the next time he plays he comes back with a vengeance. Against Jon Lester and the Cubbies he got certainly got some. Through five innings he already has three stolen...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (8-7) at Cincinnati Reds (8-8)

It’s been an eventful week in Cincinnati, which nearly reached Peak Reds before being eclipsed by whatever **** the Royals have been doing. Reds manager Bryan Price dropped a 77 f-bomb tirade at one of the Reds beat writers for actually reporting on the team instead of shilling/spreading false information for the team. I only regret that this wasn’t followed by Marty Brennaman...
Via Obstructed View
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton Caught Stealing for First Time This Season

When the Reds called Billy Hamilton up from the minors they knew they were getting a guy that just needed to get on base to become  scoring threat. Heck, if it was possible to steal first he wouldn't even need to hit. The man is that effective when it comes to stealing bases. Heck, in the first four games the man stole seven bags!Thursday night he tried to grab magic number 10,...
Via FatManWriting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Manfred: Pete Rose will be part of All-Star Game

Could Major League Baseball be in the early stages of lifting the lifetime ban from baseball that was imposed against Pete Rose more than 25 years ago? The All-Star Game this summer could be a start. On Thursday, new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed that Rose will be allowed to take part in some of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Redmond, Price among MLB managers feeling early pressure

Three weeks into the 2015 MLB season, a handful of managers may already be feeling the pressure of making sure their teams fulfill expectations. Is it a coincidence that Reds skipper Bryan Price vomited a bucketful of F-bombs at Cincinnati Enquirer beat reporter C. Trent Rosecrans after his team had lost seven of its past eight games, dropping to fourth place in the NL Central...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Managers like Bryan Price need to quickly learn media's role

 journalism (noun) – the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media; writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation report (noun) – a story in a newspaper or on radio or television that is about something that happened or that gives information about something Cincinnati Reds manager...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds manager Bryan Price issues expected apology for expletive-ridden rant

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price on Tuesday morning delivered an expected apology for his profanity-laced rant directed at the media on Monday, but stopped short of admitting the message was wrong, only conceding its delivery was inappropriate. “In my pre-game conversation with reporters yesterday, I used wholly inappropriate language to describe the media coverage of...Read...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

AUDIO: Reds skipper Bryan Price drops 77 f-bombs in rant

Bryan Price is dealing with some early adversity this year with the Cincinnati Reds.  The Redlegs are 1-7 in their last 8 games after starting 4-0 in the NL Central.  And while there’s still an eternity of time left in the season, Price’s frustration boiled over in a conversation with the local media on Monday in Milwaukee. Correction: Price’s frustration didn’t just...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raisel Iglesias Impresses, but Questions Remain

When the Reds signed Aroldis Chapman out of Cuba, a brief attempt was made to make him a starter in the minors, but in the majors, he has pitched exclusively out of the bullpen. Raisel Iglesias, a fellow Cuban import who has been ticketed by some for the bullpen, has already made one more start […]
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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