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Female shortstop Melissa Mayeux makes MLB history

On Sunday afternoon, 16 year old Melissa Mayeux  made MLB history. Mayeux, a shortstop on the French U-18 junior national team, became the first known female baseball player to be added to MLB’s international registration list. This means that she will be eligible to sign with a Major League club on July 2. International prospects like Melissa are typically added to the registration...
Via Baseball Essential
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds place Marlon Byrd on DL, make two other roster moves

Prior to Wednesday's game the Reds had to shakeup the roster a little bit. Marlon Byrd went on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured wrist, Donald Lutz was released and Ivan De Jesus Jr. was called up, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "I got sent down to Triple-A and continued to play the way I did in spring training helped me a little bit more," De Jesus said. "I showed...
Via Fox Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds LF Marlon Byrd goes on 15-day DL

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Cincinnati Reds left fielder Marlon Byrd was placed on the 15-day disabled list before Wednesday night's game, a day after he fractured his right wrist when he was hit with a pitch. Infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. was called up from Triple-A Louisville and outfielder Donald Lutz was released. Byrd was hit on the right hand by a pitch from Sean O'Sullivan leading off...
Via AP on Fox
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds release Donald Lutz

The Cincinnati Reds have released outfielder Donald Lutz, clearing up a space on the 40-man roster for Ivan De Jesus. Marlon Byrd to DL, call up Ivan DeJesus, release Donald Lutz #Reds — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) June 3, 2015 The move is interesting, as Lutz was on the minor league disabled list after having Tommy John surgery a month ago and will miss the rest of the season...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
June 03, 2015  |  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
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/24/15

Louisville  lost 11-7. Box Score Irving Falu went 1-3 with a double, walk, run and 2RBI. Irving Falu went 1-4 with a walk and a run. Donald Lutz went 2-4 with a walk and an RBI. Josh Satin went 1-2 with a walk, run and an RBI. Steve Selsky went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Ramon Cabrera went 2-4 with a run. Ryan LaMarre went 1-3 with a walk and a run. Game Review The game got out to a strong...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/23/15

Louisville lost 11-1. Box Score Eugenio Suarez went 1-4 with a double and a run. Ivan De Jesus went 1-4 with a double. Donald Lutz went 1-4 with a double. Irving Falu went 1-3. Game Notes The pitching staff had a rough say as all three pitchers struggled, giving up a combined 11 runs. The offense struggled as well. They combined for just five hits and a walk, pushing one run across...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/21/15

Louisville lost 13-8. Box Score Josh Satin went 1-4 with a run. Donald Lutz went 2-4 with a walk, RBI and 2 runs. Yorman Rodriguez went 2-4 with a double, 2 runs and 2 RBI. Kyle Skipworth went 0-2 with 2 walks and a run. Irving Falu went 2-2 with a walk, triple and 3 RBI. Jose De La Torre threw 1.2 hitless innings with 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Donovan Hand threw a shutout inning...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/18/15

Louisville won 7-6. Box Score Eugenio Suarez went 1-4 with a walk and 2 runs. Ivan De Jesus went 2-5 with a run and a steal. Dan Johnson went 0-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs. Chris Dominguez went 1-5 with a grand slam (1) and 5 RBI. Donald Lutz went 1-4 with a walk and an RBI. Irving Falu went 2-5 with an RBI. Josh Satin walked and a run as a pinch hitter. Sam LeCure threw 2.2 perfect...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/12/15

Louisville lost 6-3. Box Score Irving Falu went 1-4 with an RBI. Eugenio Suarez went 1-4 with a double. Donald Lutz went 1-4 with a double. Josh Satin went 1-4 with a solo home run (1). Dan Johnson went 1-3 with a walk. Steve Selsky went 1-3 with a run and was hit by a pitch. Ivan De Jesus went 2-4 with a double and a run. Homer Bailey (rehab) allowed 3 earned (4 total) in 5.2...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/10/15

Louisville lost 7-6. Box Score Donald Lutz went 1-4 with a double, walk and a run. Josh Satin went 2-5 with 2 doubles, a run and an RBI. Steve Selsky went 2-4 with a triple, home run (1) and 4 RBI. Ivan De Jesus Jr. went 2-3 with a double, walk and a run. Dylan Axelrod allowed 1 earned (3 total) in 6 innings with 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Game Notes After opening night going about...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Some of the Pensacola and Louisville roster assignments

While we have only received the roster for the Daytona Tortugas, spring training officially came to an end earlier this afternoon for the minor leaguers and several of them have tweeted out their assignments. Here’s what we know so far: Last day of Spring training! Good luck to everyone. @Reds @BlueWahoosBBall — Sean Buckley (@seanbuckley08) April 4, 2015 last day of camp...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Roster Projection: The Louisville Bats

For today and tomorrow I will be posting my roster projections for all of the full season teams. A few notes about the projections: These are just my guesses – I don’t have any insider information on who will wind up where. I am only projecting the starting pitchers and the starting eight position players along with a DH. Nearly every team will have something like 11 regulars...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds send five players to minors

The Cincinnati Reds made several more roster moves this afternoon as they continued their spring training roster trim. After trading away Neftali Soto earlier in the day for cash from the White Sox, the Reds also announced that they have released left handed reliever Jose Mijares. Mijares last pitched in 2013 when he was with the San Francisco Giants. He did not play in 2014 after...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

3/12/15 Reds spring training game recap

The Cincinnati Reds beat the Arizona Diamondbacks in spring training, 12-4 on Thursday afternoon out in Arizona. The offense was humming as they pounded out 19 hits. The pitching was strong, allowing just one earned run in the game. Here are the highlights from the minor leaguers: Jason Bourgeois went 2-4 with 2 runs. Kyle Waldrop went 1-2 with an RBI. Brennan Boesch went 2-4 with...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

3/8/15 Reds Spring Training Game Review

The minor leaguers had themselves a good day as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Seattle Mariners 10-1 on Sunday afternoon. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights: Irving Falu went 1-1 with a walk and 2 runs. Yorman Rodriguez went 2-2 with 2 doubles and a run. Felix Perez went 1-1 with a walk, double, RBI and a run. Donald Lutz went 1-2 with a 2-run homer. Eugenio Suarez went...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Reds prospects to watch for on Sunday afternoon

The Cincinnati Reds are back in action on Sunday afternoon as they take on the Seattle Mariners. In the starting lineup there are a few minor leaguers. Chris Dominguez is getting the start as the designated hitter, Donald Lutz is starting at first base, Juan Duran is starting in left field and Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate. On the mound, Jason Marquis is making his second...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

3/6/15 Reds Spring Training Game Recap

The Cincinnati Reds got back to the .500 mark in Cactus League play by beating the Cubs 5-2 on Friday afternoon. There weren’t many minor leaguers in the starting line up but plenty of them got into the game as things moved on. Here are the highlights from the minor leaguers: Brennan Boesch went 1-2 with a home run and 3 RBI. Juan Duran went 1-2 with a run. Chris Dominguez went...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Which prospects to watch for on Friday for the Reds

The starting lineup on Friday for the Reds only has two minor leaguers in it. Chris Dominguez is getting the start at first base and Tucker Barnhart is starting at catcher. Dominguez has gotten off to a good start at the plate, going 3-4 with two doubles so far. Barnhart has yet to notch a hit this spring, but he’s only had four plate appearances and was hit by a pitch in one...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
March 06, 2015  |  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...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s in store for Donald Lutz in 2015?

Donald Lutz has spent parts of the last two seasons riding the Cincinnati Reds bench as an injury fill in. He’s managed 113 plate appearances over the two seasons and has struggled, hitting just .211/.239/.284 with four walks and 33 strikeouts. The results haven’t been good. In fact, they’ve been quite bad. At the same time it must be noted that despite making it into 62 games...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Cincinnati Reds

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (17) | 2013 (15) | 2012 (7) | 2011 (6) | 2010 (17) 2013 Affiliate Records MLB: [76-86] NL Central AAA: [68-75] International League - Louisville AA: [60-80] Southern League - Pensacola A+: [78-62] California League - Bakersfield (2015: Daytona) A: [68-70] Midwest League - Dayton Graduated Prospects Billy Hamilton, OF | Donald...
Via Razzball
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Reds prospect has the best opposite field power?

One of the things that I include in the Prospect Guide each year is spray charts that include the average, slugging percentage and isolated power to each part of the field for hitters that wind up in the Top 40. What those numbers are to the outfield spots are really the only ones that are important. While a few players did double on balls to the shortstop or second baseman (pop...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Which Reds prospect has the best pull power?

One of the things that I include in the Prospect Guide each year is spray charts that include the average, slugging percentage and isolated power to each part of the field for hitters that wind up in the Top 40. What those numbers are to the outfield spots are really the only ones that are important. While a few players did double on balls to the shortstop or second baseman (pop...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Preview: Cincinnati Reds

With the Winter Meetings upon us, the speculation for all 30 ball clubs has begun. From the speculation of where Jon Lester will sign to the speculation of whether or not the Boston Red Sox will continue to make moves, fans and general managers alike begin to wonder what the future will look like. The Cincinnati Reds have some big question marks and speculation beginning as the Winter...
Via Baseball Essential
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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