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Peraza exits after taking pickoff throw to face

Reds shortstop Jose Peraza had to leave Monday night's game vs. the Angels after a pickoff throw at first base struck him on the side of his face.
Via Reds.com
47 minutes ago

Reed leaves Triple-A start early with back spasms

Recently demoted Reds pitching prospect Cody Reed experienced another setback on Monday, exiting his start for Triple-A Louisville against Charlotte after 2 1/3 innings with an injury.
Via Reds.com
1 hour ago

Reds activate Simon, option Smith to Louisville

Needing a long reliever in their bullpen, the Reds activated right-handed pitcher Alfredo Simon from the disabled list and optioned reliever Josh Smith to Triple-A Louisville on Monday.
Via Reds.com
6 hours ago

Offseason free agency ripe for Reds

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price wants help this offseason. That may seem ridiculous for the manager of a 55-74 team that’s openly rebuilding to say, but in reality it’s actually pretty obvious. This isn’t the same Reds team that ended the first half of the season at 32-57. This is a Reds team that, even […] The post Offseason free agency ripe for Reds appeared first on...
Via Today's Knuckleball
6 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds: Arizona Diamondbacks series shows inconsistency

The Cincinnati Reds trip to Arizona provides an example of how the Reds can’t seem to be consistent at the plate. On Friday the Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks battled back in forth. In a game that ended in extra innings, with the Diamondbacks winning over the Reds 3-4. On Saturday night the Reds were hitting virtually everything thrown at them. Saturday the Cincinnati...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds drop Sunday series finale to D-Backs 11-211-2

PHOENIX (AP) -- Yasmany Tomas homered, Welington Castillo drove in four runs and Archie Bradley earned his first win in more than a month to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 11-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.Castillo had two hits, a run-scoring single in the fifth and an RBI double in the eighth, and knocked in runs with a fielder's choice grounder and a sacrifice fly...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Scott Schebler remain the Cincinnati Reds right fielder?

Despite their recent roster turnover, the Cincinnati Reds may have found a right fielder to replace Jay Bruce. His name is Scott Schebler. Schebler’s new spot in Cincinnati’s right field results in the club’s identity at this year’s trade deadline. Unfortunately, the five-time World Series Champions were sellers on Aug. 1 and departed ways with Jay Bruce. Bruce, a symbol...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeSclafani throws 4-hitter; Schebler, Reds beat D'backs 13-0

PHOENIX (AP) Anthony DeSclafani threw a four-hitter and Scott Schebler homered twice to lift the Cincinnati Reds over the Arizona Diamondbacks 13-0 on Saturday night. DeSclafani (8-2) had nine strikeouts and a walk, needing 108 pitches to throw the first complete game of his career. Joey Votto and Schebler homered during a four-run first inning and Schebler homered again during...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs beat Reds in 11 on walk-off wild pitch

PHOENIX -- Brandon Drury scored the winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in the 11th inning Friday night, giving the Arizona Diamondbacks a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. After the Diamondbacks gave up a 2-1 lead in the ninth and then rallied to tie it in the 10th, a wild pitch by Blake Wood ended the game. Drury doubled with one out off Wood (5-3) and took third on a...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays, Reds discussed Votto trade last season

Former NL MVP Joey Votto has been a Cincinnati Red for his entire 10-season MLB career. But was he actually close to becoming a Toronto Blue Jay last season? According to a report by Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star on Monday, the Blue Jays and the Reds “were beginning serious discussions” at last year’s trade deadline about a Votto trade. However, talks were said to have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds recall prospect Jose Peraza from Louisville

Top prospect Jose Peraza is back in the Cincinnati Reds lineup, whose return comes at a time when the Reds are developing steam in the NL. For Cincinnati Reds fans, Peraza joins the Reds, during a period of long-awaited excitement for the club’s struggling 2016 campaign. Despite Cincinnati’s frustrating season, the Red Legs are currently enjoying an upward swing in the National...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen hits homer days after his father’s death

It has been a tough week for Cincinnati Reds’ reliever Michael Lorenzen, whose father died earlier this week. Making his return from the bereavement list, Lorenzen put on a performance that drew a smile and some tears from the young pitcher in the most memorable play of his career. With two runners on base and one out, the Cincinnati pitcher drilled a three-run homer in the...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds pitcher does the unbelievable in his first game since his dad's death

It’s been a terribly tough time for Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen, who lost his father earlier this week.But what happened Friday night put a smile on his face and a few happy tears in his eyes.Lorenzen inherited a two-on, one-out jam in the seventh inning against the Dodgers and retired the first two batters he faced. And then came the real magic. Batting for only the fourth...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago

Joey Votto appropriately had 51 pizzas delivered to Ichiro Suzuki

Everybody likes pizza, it’s a fact of the human race. So naturally, Cincinnati Reds star first baseman Joey Votto decided that he was going to order some pizza for 3,000-hit club member Ichiro Suzuki. But he didn’t just order a few of them, he ordered 51 (!) pizzas, in honor of Ichiro’s No. 51. Yes, that’s 51 individual pizzas all for Ichiro, delivered to the Miami Marlins’...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Happened On Billy Hamilton’s Weakest Contacts?

Exit velocity! We love it! Sorry for shouting. But we do! We love to sort the leaderboards, and we love to write articles using the information gleaned from those leaderboards. This is one right here! Beat writers love to tweet the exit velocity when a player they cover dongs a dinger, and even the folks who don’t always love the application of exit velocity in the public sphere...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dayton Dragons turn insane double play

The Dayton Dragons, a single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, turned one of the most incredible double plays you will ever see on Thursday. With a runner on first, a line drive ricocheted off the pitcher, into the umpire, and over toward second base. The shortstop easily scooped the ball up, stepped on second, and fired to first. Was that a 1-Blue-6-3 double play?! @SportsCenter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

I Found the Worst Thing About the Reds

I’m not really in the business of piling on. We know the Reds haven’t been very good, and we knew the Reds weren’t supposed to be very good. They are openly rebuilding, and while rebuilding teams don’t get to completely neglect the big-league product, it’s not really the priority. We all know how this works. And, say, wouldn’t you know it, but since the calendar flipped...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reds Are Making the Most of Their Chances

Seemingly every season, a baseball team scores noticeably more runs that we think they should. I’m not talking about teams that perform better than their preseason projections, but rather the teams that manage to score a lot more runs than their actual in-season numbers suggest they should. If we’re using the shorthand, I’m talking about teams who score more runs than their...
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Reds’ Scott Schebler hit a walk-off homer that almost left the stadium

It was quite the interesting night on Tuesday at Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park for the Reds-Cardinals game. We already showed you what happened in the seventh inning, when Reds star first baseman Joey Votto wasn’t happy with a fan that interfered with a foul ball, and grabbed the fan’s jersey, before then apologizing with an autographed baseball for the fan. Well,...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joey Votto makes amends after run-in with fan

For the second time in a week, Joey Votto's behavior towards a fan came into question. Luckily this time the Cincinnati Reds first baseman tried to repair relations and was successful in doing so. Votto went into the stands to try making a catch with two outs in the top of the seventh of Tuesday's Reds-Cardinals game. Unfortunately Votto was not able to make the grab as he was somewhat...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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