The Cincinnati Reds signed left-handed pitcher Manny Parra to a one-year deal and designated right-hander Todd Redmond for assignment Friday. The move was made to make room for Parra on the 40-man roster. His deal is worth $1 million but he could make another $400,000 in bonuses, according to MLB.com. Parra was 2-3 with 5.06 ERA last year for the Milwaukee Brewers. Since Aroldis...
The Reds certainly didn't sit idle on this first day of February.
Cincinnati announced the signing of free agent LHP Manny Parra to a one-year deal. The news came just hours after the club announced the signing of free agent catcher Miguel Olivo, as well. Financial terms of both deals were not immediately available.
Right-hander Todd Redmond has been designated for assignment...
We just finished the baseball magazine Friday, and of course a big part of that magazine is our comprehensive A-Z player outlook section, where we write the previews for approximately 1,300-1,400 players.
But baseball is a huge universe, - we can't possibly write outlooks for every interesting player, especially for the magazine, where space is finite. But there are...
Tonight I finished all of the writing for the 2013 Prospect Guide. I will be ready for the printer on Monday. If you plan on purchasing a soft cover version of the book rather than the PDF version, please pre-order if before the weekend is over. Soft cover version orders have been few and far between thus far and the pre-orders are what I have used in the past to determine the amount...
The Arizona Fall League regular season comes to an end today. The Reds team, the Peoria Javelinas have a half game lead over Surprise. With a win they will play on Saturday afternoon on MLB Network for the championship. If they lose they will need Surprise to also lose.
Really a slow news day, so let’s get some thought processes going here. Who is the one player you would target...
It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking about Redsfest, but the 2-day extravaganza of Cincinnati-Reds-related fun is December 7 and 8: less than a month away.
If you’ve attended Redsfest in recent years, you know there are lots of opportunities to stand in line. And get autographs! Here’s the current list of players who are confirmed to appear this year,...
All of the Reds minor league organizations are through with baseball for this season except for Billings (2 regular season games left) and Bakersfield (starting the playoffs on Saturday) so it's time to start recapping each team's season. Statistical leaders were chosen among those who played significant time. It's not limited to a certain number of ABs or IPs, really...
Columbus 2 Louisville 0
Bats (51-87), Last place International League West, 33.0 GB
-Todd Redmond started and threw six shutout innings. Logan Ondrusek (L 0-1, 9.00) suffered the loss, allowing two earned runs in 1.1 innings.
-SS Didi Gregorius, 3B Henry Rodriguez, and 1B Neftali Soto each had a hit and that’s all that was doing for the Bats.
Blue Wahoos (67-66, 33-31)...
8/28 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score
Todd Redmond threw 6 shutout innings with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Bill Bray (rehab) threw a hitless inning with a walk.
Henry Rodriguez, Didi Gregorius and Neftali Soto went 1-4 each. No one else had a hit.
Pensacola was off/game was cancelled
Bakersfield won 10-6. Box Score
Theo Bowe went 2-5 with 2 steals (65)....
September is right around the corner. With September comes the inevitable September call ups. Here are the players who are active and on the 40 man roster, but not currently with the Reds:
Of the guys on that list, I can see...
Indianapolis 6 Louisville 1
Bats (50-84), Last place International League West, 30.5 GB
-Todd Redmond (L 8-10, 3.45) struck out six, giving up two runs, one earned, in six innings. Bill Bray gave up two runs, one earned, in an inning. Logan Ondrusek allowed one earned in one inning of work.
-LF Willie Harris collected two doubles and a run scored. RF Felix Perez drove in...
8/23 Game Review
Louisville lost 6-1. Box Score
Willie Harris went 2-4 with 2 doubles, a walk and a run.
Felix Perez went 1-4 with an RBI.
Chris Valaika went 2-3 with a walk and a double.
Todd Redmond allowed 1 earned (2 total) in 6 innings with 6 strikeouts.
Todd Redmond was the tough luck pitcher who took the loss after a very strong start.
Pensacola won 6-0. Box...
Indianapolis Indians 6, Louisville Bats 1
Phil Irwin struck out 9 batters tonight.
The champagne is flowing in the Indianapolis Indians clubhouse! The Indians have clinched the International League Western Division pennant tonight at Victory Field. The Indians defeated the Louisville Bats, which decreased their magic number from 2 to 1. Then, about 15 minutes...
FanGraphs managing editor Dave Cameron, as per usual, makes his weekly appearance on FanGraphs Audio and analyzes all baseball.
• Against the guest’s will, 27-year-old Cincinnati right-handed minor-leaguer Todd Redmond and his invisi-ball.
• Starlin Castro‘s contract extension, why the Cubs did that.
• The 19-inning Pittsburgh-St. Louis game and the...
“We always give him (grief) because he’s got the invisi-ball,” said Kris Medlen, who played with Redmond in Gwinnett this year and Double-A Mississippi in 2008. “He always goes seven or eight innings, but he throws these belt-high to belly button-high 90 mph (fastballs). If I threw them they’d get crushed but it doesn’t. Some things you can’t explain.”
— David O’Brien...
The Cincinnati Reds played a rare double header on Saturday. The day started of strong with a 5-3 win behind another solid performance by Johnny Cueto but slipped up in the nightcap in a 9-7 loss. Despite the loss it was still a positive day on the diamond for Reds fans. It is encouraging to see the team doing so well despite some obstacles. The team continues to play without Joey...
Brett Jackson hit his first career home run to help Brooks Raley earn his first major league win, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 9-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their day-night doubleheader on Saturday.
Starlin Castro had three hits and two RBIs as the Cubs rebounded after losing the first two in the four-game weekend series. David DeJesus added his fifth home...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2012
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Brett Jackson hit his first career home run to help Brooks Raley earn his first major league win, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 9-7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds and a split of their day-night doubleheader on Saturday.
Starlin Castro had three hits and two RBIs as the Cubs rebounded after losing the first two in the four-game weekend series. David DeJesus added...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Chicago (NL) at Cincinnati, 19:10 ET
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Chicago (NL) at Cincinnati, 19:10 ET
Regarding This Game, Why It’s Notable
This game is notable on account of it features the major-league debut of Todd Redmond,...
The Cincinnati Reds have recalled right-hander Todd Redmond from Triple-A Louisville to pitch the second game of their day-night doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs.
The start will be the 27-year-old Redmond's major league debut.
Redmond has been recalled a total of four times by two different teams this season, but this is the first time he'll make an appearance. He...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2012
Gwinnett 5 Louisville 2
Bats (48-75), Last place International League West, 26.0 GB
-Todd Redmond (L 8-9, 3.54) allowed five earned runs in six innings. Kanekoa Texeira tossed a scoreless inning. Nick Masset struck out one in a perfect inning of work.
-SS Didi Gregorius was 2-4, with a run scored. RF Felix Perez was 2-4, with two RBI.
Pensacola 7 Chattanooga 3...
Louisville 5 Toledo 3
Bats (47-71), 3rd place International League West, 24.0 GB
-Nick Masset allowed two earned runs in 1.2 innings. Todd Redmond (W 8-8, 3.36) allowed one earned run in 5.2 innings. J.J. Hoover got the save (11) with a scoreless ninth.
-SS Didi Gregorius tripled, drove in and scored a run. 3B Henry Rodriguez and DH Neftali Soto both doubled, drove...
Seth Mejias-Brean, the Hitting Machine
Charlotte 8 Louisville 1
Bats (43-70), Last place International League West, 26.0 GB
-Todd Redmond (L 7-8, 3.44) lost after two unearned runs scored in his five innings. Will Ohman, Nick Christiani, and J.J. Hoover each tossed scoreless inning.
-CF Denis Phipps went 2-4, with a double and a solo home run (8). SS Didi Gregorius...
8/2 Game Review
Louisville lost 8-1. Box Score
Denis Phipps went 2-4 with a double and solo HR (8).
Didi Gregorius went 2-3 with a walk.
Todd Redmond allowed 2 unearned runs in 5 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts.
Will Ohman threw a shutout inning with a walk and 2 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw a shutout inning.
JJ Hoover threw a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
Buffalo 10 Louisville 7
Bats (40-67), last place International League West, 26.0 GB
-Todd Redmond (L 7-7, 3.58) struck out eight, but allowed five earned runs in 5.1 innings for the loss. Carlos Fisher tossed a scoreless inning.
-SS Didi Gregorius doubled, drove in a run, and scored a run. 1B Neftali Soto went 2-4, with a double, two RBI, and a run. LF Cody Puckett hit...