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Reds beat Cleveland 6-4, remain undefeated, refuse to lose

Tucker Barnhart’s big day fueled the thumping The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Tucker Barnhart and his wife had their first child back in August, he put pen to paper on a four-year contract extension shortly thereafter, and took home his first career Gold Glove award at season’s end. It’s been a pretty good run for Tuck, so you’d be right to think he was geared...
Via Red Reporter
24 minutes ago

Cactus League Game 1: Reds vs. Cleveland

Baseball begins! The Cincinnati Reds will take on their AL counterparts from Cleveland to open Cactus League play today, with Goodyear Stadium set to host a 3:05 PM ET first pitch. Sal Romano will toe the rubber for Cincinnati to begin, though it’s highly likely he throws no more than two innings. Set to pitch behind him are Tyler Mahle, Jackson Stephens, Kevin Shackelford, and Keury...
Via Red Reporter
5 hours ago

NL Central Notes: Dickerson, Reds, Senzel, Braun

Pirates GM Neal Huntington suggested today that he expects new acquisition Corey Dickerson to handle the bulk of the action in left field for he coming season, as MLB.com’s Adam Berry report on Twitter. No doubt the Bucs will end up giving Dickerson some time off against lefties; while he performed well against southpaws last year, he has long carried wide platoon splits. But it...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds' progress hinges on starting rotation

It's been said throughout the offseason at Redsfest and Caravan and it's been repeated in the early days of Spring Training: The Reds are tired of writing off seasons for the good of rebuilding.
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Reds' regulars, Romano expected for ST opener

One of the main contenders for the rotation's fifth spot -- Sal Romano -- will get the ball first when the Reds open Cactus League play vs. the Indians on Friday (3:05 p.m. ET on MLB.TV).
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Garrett, Senzel try to break camp with Reds

The Reds have precious few spots open on their potential 25-man roster. Barring injury, there appears to be one opening in the starting rotation and two in the bullpen if they go with 12 pitchers and three if there are 13. Plus, the bench must be assembled.
Via Reds.com
1 day ago

Rangers acquire international slot money from Reds

The Rangers have officially picked up $350K in international slot money from the Reds, as Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer first reported on Twitter. Righty Miguel Medrano is heading to the Reds in return.This move will further pad the Rangers’ international purse for the current signing period, which was already rather full in the wake of the team’s unsuccessful bid for...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto jokes he tried to get fatter during offseason

Not interested in MLB players reporting to spring camp in the best shape of their lives? Don’t worry, that’s what Reds’ first baseman Joey Votto is here for. In fact, he just wanted to get fatter this offseason. Mission accomplished.“I tried to get fatter.”It’s a clear joke, of course. But Votto doesn’t stop there.“I succeeded at that apparently. We did all the testing, and I am...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto cracks great joke upon arriving at spring training

Joey Votto certainly did not lose his sense of humor over the offseason.Votto reported to the Cincinnati Reds’ spring training in Arizona on Sunday, and he spoke with the media. He was sure to open up his session with a joke about getting fatter over the offseason. Jokes aside, there is little doubt that Votto showed up to camp ready to play. In 2017, the 34-year-old first baseman...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Gennett wins in arbitration, gets $5.7M

Scooter Gennett won his arbitration case against the Reds and will receive $5.7 million during the 2018 season. Cincinnati had offered $5.1 million.
Via ESPN
6 days ago

Scooter Gennett defeats Reds in arbitration

Infielder Scooter Gennett has won his arbitration case over the Reds, Jon Heyman of FanRag tweets. The ISE Baseball client will earn $5.7MM in 2018, as opposed to the $5.1MM the Reds proposed. Gennett’s arbitration case was the last of the offseason across Major League Baseball. The players came out on top in 12 of 22 decisions.The victory for Gennett comes in the wake of a career...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: BRONSON ARROYO says MLB teams pushing out veteran players too soon

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21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: BRONSON ARROYO savors being back in BOSTON for Saturday's HOT STOVE COOL MUSIC

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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds connections to 2018’s Hall of Fame class

Hall of fame inductions can make some feel nostalgic. For Cincinnati Reds fans this week the nostalgia is justified. Even if it doesn’t relate specifically to the Reds. This week brought the announcement of the 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees. With Chipper Jones, Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero and Jim Thome among the honorees. As it would any year for many baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Hamilton trade talks between Giants and Reds ongoing

The Giants and Reds are reportedly continuing to discuss a trade centered around speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton.Last month, MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported that the Giants had interest in acquiring Hamilton to bolster their outfield. It appears that is still the case as Morosi followed up on his initial report by saying discussions between the two teams are still ongoing. Hamilton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Zack Cozart signs three-year deal with Angels

The Los Angeles Angels seem determined to field one of the best defensive teams in baseball next season, and signing Zack Cozart should help them accomplish that goal.On Friday, the Angels announced that they have signed Cozart to a three-year contract. Ken Rosental reports that the deal is worth a total of $38 million. Cozart played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds last season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 15, 2017  |  Discuss
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