Reds catcher Mesoraco says he's healthy, hip is 'no problem'

Expectations for Cincinnati Reds catcher Devon Mesoraco had some high expectations entering the 2015 season.In 2014, the now 27-year-old was an All-Star, hitting .273 with 25 home runs and 80 RBI. His 2015 season was cut short, however, after a hip impingement caused him to have surgery after just 23 games.That hip injury is now looking like a thing of the past -- he told the Cincinnati...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Year in Catchers Playing Other Positions

Comparing positions is a tricky business. We’d like some sort of magic formula that could compare exactly how much harder it is to play average shortstop than average left field, but such magic does not exist. Instead, we estimate the difference by looking at how players do when they play new or multiple positions, and how offensive performance varies by position. We think that...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

No no-no: Reds keep longest active regular season streak alive

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's been 44 years and more than 7,000 games since the Cincinnati Reds were no-hit in the regular season, the longest active streak in the majors. Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer came within five outs of ending that distinction. Scherzer did not allow a hit until Tucker Barnhart singled to left on a 1-2 count with one out in the eighth inning, and Washington...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

No no-no: Reds keep longest active regular season streak alive

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's been 44 years and more than 7,000 games since the Cincinnati Reds were no-hit in the regular season, the longest active streak in the majors. Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer came within five outs of ending that distinction. Scherzer did not allow a hit until Tucker Barnhart singled to left on a 1-2 count with one out in the eighth inning, and Washington...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Scherzer close to 2nd no-no of 2015, Nats beat Reds 5-1

WASHINGTON (AP) On another eventful afternoon at Nationals Park, Washington right-hander Max Scherzer came within five outs of his second no-hitter of the season, shutting down the Cincinnati Reds into the eighth inning while striking out 10 batters in a 5-1 victory Monday, hours after closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended for fighting with Bryce Harper a day earlier. Scherzer...
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September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Duffy’s Exceptional Season with the San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants’ Matt Duffy slides to score as he collides with Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart in the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot) Unfortunately the San Francisco Giants winning streak of the past four days ended last night in their second game against the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants played well...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking – 2015 Game 114 (CIN vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (54-60) scored more runs than the Cincinnati Reds (49-62) last night at Petco Park, 11-6. Colin Rea (1-0, 5.40) made his Major League debut, pitching five innings and giving up three runs on seven hits and a walk...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Fantasy baseball all stars who earned starting gigs in-season

MLB unveiled all 400 of its All-Stars on Sunday and Monday, but what would an All-Star team look like if it was comprised entirely of players who were not their team's starters at the season's onset? We explore that idea in this week's In Some Depth. C Brayan Pena, CIN Whereas most replacement-level-ish catchers are all power, no bat, Pena has been a .300-ish hitter with nil power...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies Offense Ignites Late for Second Straight Walk-Off Win

Philadelphia Phillies’ Maikel Franco, left, follows through after hitting a game-tying three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 3, 2015, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 5-4 in 11 innings. At right is catcher Tucker Barnhart. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) Two nights, two games, two walk-off wins...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will replace Devin Mesoraco on the bench?

Earlier today the Cincinnati Reds finally placed Devin Mesoraco on the disabled list. Taking his place was reliever Manny Parra, who was activated off of the disabled list. This move was a short term move, but it leaves the Reds bench short. It currently consists of Tucker Barnhart, Kristopher Negron, Brennan Boesch and Skip Schumaker. A reliever is going to be replaced on the roster...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds seeking fourth win in five games Friday night

Cincinnati's lineup is driving the ball out of the park, and Joey Votto's bat might be coming back to life. Meanwhile, Atlanta could be in more trouble against Anthony DeSclafani after a listless offensive performance in the series opener. The Reds seek their fourth win in five games Friday night against the Braves at Turner Field. Cincinnati (11-11) enjoyed a strong all-around showing...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Leake pitches, hits Reds past struggling Braves

ATLANTA (AP) Mike Leake pitched eight strong innings and hit his fifth career home run to help the Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Thursday night. Todd Frazier, Tucker Barnhart and Billly Hamilton also had solo homers as the Reds won their third straight. Joey Votto had two hits and drove in a run. Leake (1-1) allowed four baserunners on two hits and two walks, and...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds Prospect Hot List: Week 1

Each Thursday afternoon during the season we are going to look back at the five hitters and pitchers who were hot over the last week of play. The Hitters Ivan De Jesus | Louisville Bats The Louisville infielder is off to an incredible start to the season, hitting .474/.545/.632 over the first week of the years. He’s walked three times with just two strikeouts and he’s had...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/15/15

Louisville won 2-1. Box Score Ivan De Jesus went 2-4. Chris Dominguez went 1-4 with a run. Yorman Rodriguez went 1-4 with a double and a run. Tucker Barnhart went 2-4. Irving Falu went 1-3 with a double and an RBI. Dylan Axelrod allowed a run in 7.0 innings with a walk and 4 strikeouts. Donovan Hand threw a shutout inning with a walk. Nate Adcock threw a perfect inning with a strikeout...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds Minor League Game Review – 4/9/15

Louisville lost 13-0. Box Score Irving Falu went 1-3. Tucker Barnhart went 1-3 with a double. Game Notes The only way this game could have gone worse for the Bats is if players were injured during it. Thankfully it doesn’t appear anyone was. The offense managed just two hits, though they had four walks. They struck out 15 times in the game and the only highlights were a few nice...
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April 09, 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...
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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...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB.com releases their Cincinnati Reds Top 30 prospects

MLB.com has slowly been working their way through the various prospect rankings that they produce each year and they finally got around to the Cincinnati Reds prospect list. They used to only go 20 prospects deep but they kicked it up a notch this year and put out a Top 30 list, which you can see here. Jonathan Mayo, one of the MLB.com prospect writers who contributed to making...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

3/11/15 Reds spring training game recap

The Cincinnati Reds fell to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday afternoon, 5-2. Things got away from the Reds in the latter stages of the game as they allowed two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings after taking a 2-1 lead in the seventh. Here are the highlights from the minor leaguers: Chad Wallach went 1-2. Eugenio Suarez went 1-2 with a solo homer. Josh Satin went 1-2...
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March 11, 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...
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March 08, 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...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

3/5/15 Reds Spring Training Game Recap

The Cincinnati Reds took their second loss in a row to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday afternoon out in Goodyear. There were plenty of minor leaguers that got game action though as the Reds also had a “B Game” take place on the back fields earlier in the day that included several big leaguers, opening up spots for a lot of the minor league guys to get their first on field...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Which prospects to watch Wednesday afternoon

The Cincinnati Reds will play this afternoon against the Cleveland Indians and the game will be live on Fox Sports Ohio if you are able to watch. On the pitching side there are three top prospects that will be pitching for the Reds. Anthony DeSclafani will get the start. Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen will both pitch out of the bullpen for the Reds. DeSclafani is one of the...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Where do the Reds new prospects fit into the rankings?

The Cincinnati Reds made some moves last week. It would be a surprise if somehow you missed it. Three of the four players acquired are still eligible for prospect lists. That of course begs the question: Where do the new guys fit in? Let’s look at the original list that came out at the end of October for the Top 25. 1. Robert Stephenson 9. Raisel Iglesias 17.Seth Mejias-Brean...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Updated Redsfest minor league appearance list

Redsfest is coming up on us all very quickly. Starting on Friday at 3pm the doors will open to Redsfest and for two days at least, I won’t miss baseball quite as much. It’s a great event that is put on every year by the Reds to help support the Reds Community Fund. Current, future and past Cincinnati Reds players are in attendance for photos, autographs and most wind up being...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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