Here are the Reds players you should be paying attention to in spring training

You already know most of these guys, but there are quite a few players who will be using this spring training with the Reds to make a name for themselves. Here are a few to keep an eye on. Catchers Stuart Turner Turner was a Reds’ Rule 5 pick in December, which means that if he makes the team, he’ll have to be on the big league roster for the whole year. The Reds mainly...
Via Red Reporter
6 hours ago

'Breaking' news: Cingrani develops cutter

Reds lefty Tony Cingrani realized it was time to diversify his repertoire. He needed a breaking ball and used the offseason to develop a cut fastball.
21 hours ago

Lefty Peralta impresses Price early in camp

A game has yet to be played, but Reds lefty reliever Wandy Peralta hasn't wasted his chances to impress during the early portion of Spring Training.
1 day ago

Davis to start Reds' first spring game

When the Reds open Cactus League play on Friday vs. the Giants in Scottsdale, right-handed pitching prospect Rookie Davis will get the start. Left-handed pitching prospect Amir Garrett will start on Saturday vs. the Indians.
1 day ago

Storen aiming for Reds' closer role, Price mulling bullpen

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) Drew Storen is comfortable with his catcher, and that's important for a former closer who is trying to earn the role with the Cincinnati Reds. Storen attended high school in Indiana with Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart, who lobbied for him to join Cincinnati in the offseason. Storen agreed to a one-year, $3 million deal and will be in competition for the closer...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds links - Rotating closers and the arbitration fallout

Tuesday links! If it sorta kinda snuck up on you, that's totally OK. It sorta kinda snuck up on me, too. Either way, it's dang near here already, as the Cincinnati Reds play an actual, on-radio baseball game in just three days. Yep, on Friday we'll see a lineup that makes no sense, a pitcher on the mound we may never hear from again, and most all of the regulars that actually play...
Via Red Reporter
2 days ago

Sergio Romo finds himself at home in Dodgers blue

GLENDALE, Az. -- Sergio Romo remembers a game early in his career when 30 of his friends and relatives showed up in the Giants’ family section wearing Dodgers gear.Giants manager Bruce Bochy called Romo into his office the next day and admonished him, half-jokingly.“Just a little word of advice,” Bochy said. “That’s not going to fly.”“I’ve got it,” Romo replied...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Scott Schebler settled in, ready to win

GOODYEAR, Arizona (AP) Scott Schebler needed a year to settle in. Now he's ready to win. A year ago Schebler was new to the Reds and was competing with Adam Duvall, another newcomer, for playing time in left field. "I think the biggest thing is I know people now," Schebler said. "Not knowing anybody here was uncomfortable for me. This year is different. "I really think this...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Signing Anthony DeSclafani long-term would show the Reds have learned from Homer Bailey's extension

Being proactive with their best starter might pay dividends down the road for the Reds. It has become increasingly hard to remember, I know, but there was a once a time when ‘Homer Bailey’ wasn’t the equivalent of a four-letter word in the world of the Cincinnati Reds. Before his litany of arm issues - and before he signed his contract extension - a then 27 year old Bailey...
Via Red Reporter
2 days ago

Scott Feldman skipping WBC, focusing on Reds rotation

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Scott Feldman won't compete in the World Baseball Classic for Israel, choosing instead to get ready to fill a spot in the Cincinnati Reds' rotation. Feldman said Tuesday that he has turned down the opportunity to pitch in the WBC. The Reds signed him on Jan. 26 to fill the spot that opened when they traded Dan Straily -- their top starter last season -- to...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Effectively Wild Episode 1019: Season Preview Series: Red Sox and Reds

Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan preview the Red Sox’ 2017 season with Alex Speier of the The Boston Globe and the Reds’ 2017 season with Zach Buchanan of the The Cincinnati Enquirer. Audio intro: The Jayhawks, "Red’s Song"Audio interstitial: Neko Case, "Red Tide"Audio outro: Neil Young, "Red Sun" Link to Alex’s article about Boston’s pitching-optimization planLink to...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Homer Bailey undergoes surgery for bone spurs, out 4-6 weeks

According to Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer, right-handed Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey underwent surgery Wednesday to remove bone spurs in his elbow. Buchanan also adds the ten-year veteran will miss between four and six weeks and will most likely start the season on the disabled list.The 30-year-old recently complained during the offseason he was experiencing discomfort...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Straily trade’s impact for Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds will go into the 2017 season without one of last seasons most notable pitchers. In a deal that leaves an interesting impact on the Reds pitching staff. On Thursday the Cincinnati Reds traded Dan Straily to the Miami Marlins. In exchange for Straily the Reds get three Marlins minor league prospects. The 2016 season was Dan Straily’s breakout season in the majors...
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Marlins acquire Dan Straily from the Reds

Talk about getting water from a rock. Less than a year after picking up Dan Straily off waivers from the San Diego Padres, the Cincinnati Reds have reportedly flipped the veteran starter to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. Straily, 28, is coming off a rebound performance this past season. He posted a 14-8 record with a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 34 games (31 starts) for the...
Via Sportsnaut
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

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