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No easy out in Reds' lineup

Pitchers are often looked at as easy outs when they are wielding a bat, but in Cincinnati the narrative is a bit different. No on is mistaking the Reds' pitchers for sluggers, but Cincinnati's starting five does know how to handle a bat. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, “Mike Leake has more hits than any other pitcher (70) in baseball since he joined the league in 2010. Jason...
Via Fox Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillip Ervin makes Baseball America’s All Prospect Team for April

With the first month of the season in the books, Baseball America looked back at the April throughout the minor leagues and and created an all performance “prospect team” based on how April turned out. The Cincinnati Reds landed one player on the team with outfielder Phillip Ervin. Ervin is coming off of a month in the Florida State League where he hit .347/.425/.667 with 11...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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Reds Minor League Game Review – 5/3/15

Louisville lost 5-2. Box Score Ryan LaMarre went 2-5 with a steal. Eugenio Suarez went 2-4. Steve Selsky went 1-4 with a walk and a run. Yorman Rodriguez went 2-5 with a double. Ramon Cabrera went 2-3 with an RBI. Irving Falu went 2-4 with a run. David Holmberg threw 6 shutout innings with 2 walks. Game Notes The starting pitchers in the game performed well as Bats starter David...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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Zack Cozart's X-Rays were negative

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart had a bit of a scare Sunday when a ground ball bounced off his right index finger, causing him to bleed. “I've been hit in this finger a lot over the years, Cozart told “I didn't even think anything of it. I was just like, 'I can't believe I made an error,' and then I looked down and picked the ball up and blood's everywhere. It...
Via Fox Sports
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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
3 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
3 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
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
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Homer Bailey Watch - Right Elbow Ligament Sprain

View image | 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
7 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
8 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...
9 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
13 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
13 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
14 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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