Reds' rotation is focal point as they try to bounce back

CINCINNATI (AP) The rotation was Cincinnati's strength in an otherwise disappointing season last year. It's the Reds' biggest question as they try to move forward. They're not sure what they're getting beyond 20-game-winner Johnny Cueto and Mike Leake, the only two holdovers who are healthy enough to pitch as the season begins. They've got some veteran retreads and unproven young...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hagadone Controls His Own Success in Tribe Bullpen

It’s been a bumpy road at times for Nick Hagadone, but as 2015 is less than two weeks from Opening Day, it appears he has finally arrived for the Cleveland Indians. Hagadone, acquired in 2009 with Bryan Price and Justin Masterson, for Victor Martinez, has been on the cusp of assuming a role in the Tribe’s bullpen since 2012. However, control and concentration issues have hindered...
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Reds ace Cueto returns to Dominican to be with ailing family member

  Cincinnati Reds opening day starter Johnny Cueto has returned to the Dominican Republic to be with a family member having health issues. Manager Bryan Price said on Friday it's unclear when Cueto will rejoin the club. He's scheduled to pitch the season opener in Cincinnati on April 6 against Pittsburgh. Cueto was scheduled to start on Friday against the Giants in Scottsdale. Anthony...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds' Johnny Cueto returns to Dominican for family member

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Cincinnati Reds opening day starter Johnny Cueto has returned to the Dominican Republic to be with a family member having health issues. Manager Bryan Price said on Friday it's unclear when Cueto will rejoin the club. He's scheduled to pitch the season opener in Cincinnati on April 6 against Pittsburgh. Cueto was scheduled to start on Friday against the Giants...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Michael Lorenzen still battling for a rotation spot?

A day after it seemed that the Cincinnati Reds had handed a rotation spot to Jason Marquis, it seems that perhaps that report was incorrect given that Bryan Price said this on Thursday afternoon: As a bullpen, maybe not having (Sean) Marshall ready for the season, not having Broxton as our eighth-inning guy, we’ll certainly have to evolve into roles. That’s if Lorenzen doesn’t...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Cingrani to the pen; veterans to the rotation?

There was some big news out of spring training earlier today when the Cincinnati Reds said that Tony Cingrani would be heading to the bullpen. That alone is an interesting move. In his career as a starter, Cingrani has a 3.50 ERA in 157.0 innings pitcher with 167 strikeouts and 67 walks. Those are strong numbers. He did however struggle in 2014, though it turns out he was injured...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds will use left-hander Tony Cingrani out of bullpen

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have decided to put left-hander Tony Cingrani in the bullpen, leaving others to compete for three open spots in the rotation. Cingrani is coming off shoulder problems last season and was considered a leading candidate to regain a starting role. Manager Bryan Price said Monday that Cingrani will be used as a reliever for the rest of spring...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

NL Central Preview: 5th Place Cincinnati Reds

Manager: Bryan Price Projected Record: 77-85 It’s a little bit unfair to call the Reds a fifth place team.  A 77 win projection would not have been the worst in any division in baseball in 2014 and is right in the neighborhood of a .500 team, save for a few breaks here and there.  What swings the Reds into the projected cellar is that the rest of the division is either markedly...
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Zack Cozart Named Reds Starting Shortstop

When the Cincinnati Reds traded for Eugenio Suarez this off-season, there was an immediate sense that the plan was to name Suarez the starting shortstop. That speculation was quickly put to rest when Reds manager Bryan Price said the plan was to continue forward with Zack Cozart as the starter at shortstop. Cozart had about as dismal an offensive season as one can have when he...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Eugenio Suarez seems pegged for Triple-A Louisville

Over the weekend the Cincinnati Reds manager had something quite interesting to say about the Reds shortstop position: #Reds Bryan Price said there’s no competition at SS between Zack Cozart & Eugenio Suarez — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) February 28, 2015 Zack Cozart has never come close to being even a below-average hitter in his Major League career. He’s never registered...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Travieso grabbing attention early on in spring training

Saturday afternoon saw Cincinnati Reds 2012 first round pick Nick Travieso throw live batting practice. Things didn’t start out as well as he’d have liked, but he turned it around quickly and finished strong. Reds manager Bryan Price was impressed with the session, particularly with the control that Travieso was able to show. He’s a physical guy who’s throwing at the bottom...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Leake remains himself as another year begins

GOODYEAR, AZ. -- He speaks softly, slips around the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse with a light foot, almost unnoticed, pretty much speaking only when spoken to first. Isn't that the way with most Quiet Assassins? Nearly every year Mike Leake is The Forgotten Man, a guy who goes about his work day like an invisible man. He is a wisp. "He doesn't puff his chest out and need to be noticed...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Moscot continues to impress early in spring training

On the first day of throwing for the pitchers, Jon Moscot stood out to Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price. Yesterday guys began throwing live batting practice to the position players and once again, Price was impressed with what he saw from Moscot. He throws efficiently,” Price said. “He throws plenty hard enough. He’s an 89 to 92, maybe a touch better at times. It’s command...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds not falling into an old trap

John Fay had an article this morning in the Enquirer going over some things from Cincinnati Reds spring training. In it he notes that the veteran signings for the bullpen is going to keep top prospect starting pitchers out of the bullpen. Every team does it,” Price said. “Sometimes, you’re forced to use your younger, less-prepared players. We talked a lot about Donald Lutz...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jon Moscot impresses Bryan Price early in spring training

Mark Sheldon reported on Sunday afternoon that Bryan Price was very pleased with the performance of several pitchers, but noted this about right hander Jon Moscot: “I never had seen Jon Moscot pitch, and I had heard nothing but great things,” Price said. “He has not disappointed in the least.” As a former pitching coach, it’s not surprising that he was impressed by Moscot...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds' Mesoraco prepared for increased workload behind the plate

GOODYEAR, AZ. -- Devin Mesoraco is from Punsxutawney, Pa., also the home of Punsxutawney Phil, the ground hog who predicts whether or not there will be six more weeks of winter. But Phil only works once a year, on Feb. 2. Mesoraco, though, wants to work nearly every day of the 2015 baseball season as the No. 1 catcher for the Cincinnati Reds. "I want to play 161 games, then take...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Price: Reds are 'easy target to be underappreciated this year'

GOODYEAR, AZ. -- Usually when a baseball manager says his team is wearing a target on its back it means the team is the best, at the top of the heap, the best of the rest. And it means every other team is shooting at it. As spring training opens this week, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price is talking about his team wearing a target, but for an entirely different reason. Price made...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Price optimistic Reds lineup improved

CINCINNATI -- Bryan Price is a pretty honest guy. If the Reds manager doesn't want to give you a direct answer to a question, he'll tell you so. Such was the case Sunday as the Reds closed out their annual caravan with a Select-a-Seat event at Great American Ball Park. Fans came to GABP to buy season tickets and get a chance to have a Q&A session with players, coaches and team...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Today in Tribe History: December 23, 1978

Victor Martinez is born in Bolivar, Venezuela. The former Cleveland catcher, first baseman, and designated hitter was signed in 1996 as an amateur free agent. He made his debut in 2002 at the age of 23. He spent parts of eight seasons in an Indians uniform, making three All-Star teams and one Silver Slugger Award. Martinez was traded during the 2009 season to the Boston Red Sox in...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Year one lessons driving Price

SAN DIEGO -- There is one number from the Reds' 2014 season that sticks out to manager Bryan Price: 38. That's the number of times the Reds lost a game by one run. It was the most one-run losses by any team in Major League Baseball. That kind of repeated disappointment and frustration leaves a lot of time for second guessing and re-evaluating the decisions made in a game, especially...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds to replace third base coach Steve Smith

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have decided to replace third base coach Steve Smith. The rest of the staff is expected to return following a rough season. Smith joined the Reds last season. He worked in the Mariners' system with Bryan Price, who was promoted to manager last season. The Reds did not announce his replacement on Monday. Bench coach Jay Bell was a candidate for...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds looking for new 3B coach

CINCINNATI --€“ The Reds and third base coach Steve Smith have parted ways. The team confirmed Monday that Smith would not be back as part of manager Bryan Price's coaching staff in 2015. Smith was hired to a one-year contract last December after previously working as a third base coach for Seattle (1996-99), Texas (2002-06), Philadelphia (2007-08) and Cleveland (2010-12). He...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Raisel Iglesias to work out of the bullpen in 2015?

John Fay had an article up yesterday over at the Enquirer about Bryan Price and Walt Jocketty coming back for next season.While the article talks about those two remaining and roster changes coming, tucked away at the very bottom of the article is this: The Reds are counting on Raisel Iglesias, who they signed to seven-year, $30 million contract in June, for bullpen help in 2015...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

On this edition of Reds weekly...

Here is what's ahead on this edition of Reds Weekly: - It was a season of up's and downs for first-year manager Bryan Price. We'll sit down with the Reds skipper and look back on 2014. - What might the future hold for the 2015 Reds? We'll hear from a panel of writers that cover the club. - He controls most of what you hear at Great American Ball Park. We'll introduce you to the man...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Good News and the Bad News for Cincinnati Reds Manager Bryan Price

#455337886 / Michael Johnson “Look, I’ll tell you this – the only way you can be successful in this game is to be successful,” -Bryan Price- Bad news first; Bryan Price has had a trying year full of injuries to key players, regrettable decisions, puzzling indecisions and a lot of losing. The Reds have loss in every way possible this year… they have...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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