Reds scratch Scott Schebler due to hamstring injury

Cincinnati Reds’ outfielder Scott Schebler has been scratched from Wednesday evening’s matchup due to a sore left hamstring. He was in the Reds’ original lineup, batting second and playing center field while now being replaced by Hernan Iribarren. The left-handed hitting Schebler has split time between the Reds and the club’s Triple-A affiliate in Louisville this […] The...
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3 hours ago

Reds claim utility man Kivlehan from Padres

The Reds claimed utility infielder/outfielder Patrick Kivlehan off of waivers from the Padres on Wednesday. To make room on the 40-man roster, shortstop Zack Cozart was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
4 hours ago

Reds system notes: Vincej earns Gold Glove, Adleman wins on road

Zach Vincej wasn’t some highly-touted draft pick coming out of college. The Cincinnati Reds took him in the 37th round of the 2012 draft out of Pepperdine. But sometimes you have players you might not expect as much out of become players who exceed expectations by leaps and bounds. Vincej fits that bill, especially after […] The post Reds system notes: Vincej earns Gold Glove...
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5 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds’ left fielder Adam Duvall truly has breakout year

Despite finishing slow, Cincinnati Reds’ left fielder Adam Duvall had a great year. The Cincinnati Reds’ fans may think that Adam Duvall’s second half means that he had a bad year, but his stats say otherwise.  Despite having the lowest average among the five Reds that qualify for the batting title, Duvall leads the team […] Cincinnati Reds’ left fielder Adam Duvall truly...
Via Blog Red Machine
9 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds’ Jose Peraza could become the National League’s first ever 20-7 player in 2017

The Cincinnati Reds have an elite, flexible player and they need to take advantage of it. Jose Peraza has played four positions for the Cincinnati Reds this year: center field, left field, second base, and shortstop.  He has played above the big league requirements.  With his nice offensive run in the second half he could […] Cincinnati Reds’ Jose Peraza could become the National...
Via Blog Red Machine
12 hours ago

Brandon Phillips injures hand in Reds’ loss

Brandon Phillips was unable to finish the Cincinnati Reds’ 12-5 road loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, departing after 6 1/2 innings with a left hand injury. Phillips struck out on the top of the seventh inning but did not take the field for the bottom half. Hernan Iribarren replaced him at second […] The post Brandon Phillips injures hand in Reds’ loss appeared first...
Via Today's Knuckleball
19 hours ago

Cardinals' Diaz hits grand slam in honor of friend Jose Fernandez

Aledmys Diaz hit his first career grand slam, and the shortstop did it all to honor his late friend, Jose Fernandez. Diaz went deep with a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday to give his Cardinals a 5-2 lead. Diaz pointed to the sky after the grand slam as a nod to Fernandez. First career grand slam for Aledmys Diaz. #STLCards
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Cincinnati Reds: Top 5 Bright Spots Of 2016

Rebuilding season or not, falling short of the playoffs and finishing with a losing record probably means that more things went wrong than went right for a team. This series, however, will focus on those silver linings that each team can take away from an otherwise disappointing season. [Related: “Top Bright Spots” archive] Here are the biggest bright spots for the Cincinnati...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
22 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds’ offense finally has a signature game in 2016

As the Cincinnati Reds’ offense slowly turned around, it needed a breakout game. Ever since the Cincinnati Reds traded Jay Bruce and called up Jose Peraza, the offense has been a different beast.  Since the All-Star Game, the Reds are fifth in the National League in runs scored.  They are also second in OBP.  In […] Cincinnati Reds’ offense finally has a signature game in...
Via Blog Red Machine
23 hours ago

Peraza providing solid glove at shortstop

Jose Peraza has been able to show the Reds what he can do defensively by playing shortstop for the injured Zack Cozart.
1 day ago

Reds' offense rakes as Cardinals fall 15-2

ST. LOUIS -- Joey Votto and Adam Duvall hit two of the Cincinnati's four homers as the Reds routed the St. Louis Cardinals 15-2 on Monday night.Reds starter Tim Adleman (3-4) retired the first 10 Cardinals he faced and went a career-long seven innings. It was his first win since Aug. 19.Steve Selsky went 5-for-5 including a homer, four RBI and scored three runs. He's the first Reds...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds deciding on starting pitcher for Friday

With Homer Bailey unable to be ready in time and rookie Brandon Finnegan likely shut down for the season, the Reds will be short a starting pitcher once again on Friday when they return home to face the Cubs.
2 days ago

Finnegan pitches 5 scoreless innings in Reds' 4-2 win

MILWAUKEE (AP) Brandon Finnegan pitched five scoreless innings in his final start of the season, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday. Finnegan (10-11) scattered three hits and struck out four, needing only 54 pitches to get through five innings. Raisel Iglesias pitched the ninth for his fourth save in five chances. Finnegan, obtained...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto Is Playing With His Food

Hi! You read FanGraphs, so you probably like Joey Votto. As such, you’re probably aware that, two seasons in a row, now, Votto has gone crazy in the second half. Last year, he boosted his game by increasing his hits, his power, and his walks. He ran a second-half wRC+ in the neighborhood of 200. This year, Votto is again running a second-half wRC+ in the neighborhood of 200. Once...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds eliminated from playoff contention

Yes, Cincinnati Reds fans. The club was officially erased from playoff contention. However, the future is bright for these talented Red Legs. On Saturday, the Reds were mathematically eliminated from any possibility of making the 2016 playoffs. Against division-rival Pittsburgh, yesterday’s 7-3 loss to the Pirates highlighted the not-so-surprising fate of a club that appeared destined...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Cincinnati Reds

With preseason expectations to be the worst team in baseball, the Cincinnati Reds have to be at least somewhat happy with at least not being that. Unless, of course, they really wanted that No. 1 draft pick. There isn’t much to get excited about with a 62-84 season (although they’ve already won enough to avoid a 100-loss season, a real possibility at the start of the year)...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Is This the Anthony DeSclafani Breakout We Expected?

Last September, a starting pitcher emerged who would go on to be one of the more popular under-the-radar “breakout” picks of the winter. Acquired from Miami in the Mat Latos trade, Anthony DeSclafani was a 24-year-old with middling results across his 31 starts last year, including a 4.05 ERA and a 12.2-point strikeout- and walk-rate differential (K-BB%). The results on their...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching, Not Throwing, With Dan Straily

“This is a great time to be a baseball player and have all this info,” Reds starting pitcher Dan Straily told me last month when his team came to town. Minutes later, I was talking with a member of his front office who lauded the pitcher as “maybe the most dependable” of his squad. These things are related. It’s taken all that info for the pitcher to mold himself into the...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds: Joey Votto’s big birthday breakout

Many of us celebrate our birthday by blowing out the candles. However, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto does it another way. And, the Reds are benefiting from his methods. On Sept. 10, Joey Votto celebrated his 33rd birthday. As history illustrates, birthday guests usually greet the birthday boy or girl with applause, kind gestures, and warm wishes. However, Votto was met...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the Cincinnati Reds who’ve had at least 3 All-Star seasons

32 members of the Cincinnati Reds have been selected to at least 3 All-Star games in their MLB careers. How many of them can you name? Clue: Number of All-Star Games - Position/Years with team
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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