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Reds reach contract agreements with four arbitration-eligible players

The Reds announced Friday they have settled with all of their arbitration-eligible players for 2017. Billy Hamilton, Zack Cozart, Tony Cingrani and Blake Wood all signed one-year deals ahead of potential hearings with an arbitrator.  According to MLB.com, Cozart will make $5.325 million this year at shortstop while Hamilton will make $2.625 million in center field.  Cingrani and Wood, both...
Admitted cheater declares gambling on baseball worse than steroid use

Admitted cheater declares gambling on baseball worse than steroid use

Gaylord Perry would rather Barry Bonds join him in baseball’s Hall of Fame than Pete Rose. That’s the takeaway from comments Perry made during a conference call and reported by USA Today. “Pete did the worst thing possible, worse than steroids: He put money on games, win or lose,” Perry said. “He’s paying the price.’ Of course Perry’s point of view is...
Reds announce schedule, stops for 2017 caravan

Reds announce schedule, stops for 2017 caravan

The 2017 Cincinnati Reds Caravan will visit the Air Force Museum on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Parrish Auditorium at Miami-Hamilton University from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The North Tour leg also will include appearances by broadcaster Marty Brennaman, outfielder Scott Schebler, catcher Devin Mesoraco, minor league infielder Blake Trahan, former Red Dmitri Young, Reds VP and assistant GM...
Reds add another veteran reliever to compete in spring training

Reds add another veteran reliever to compete in spring training

The Cincinnati Reds continued shaping their spring training roster Tuesday by signing Louis Coleman. A right-handed reliever, Coleman got a minor-league deal and an invitation to spring training with the big club. Coleman, 30, has spent six years in the majors, including his first five with the Royals. Kansas City drafted him in the fifth round in 2009 out of LSU. He has a career ERA of 3.51 with...
Cincinnati Reds: Is Joey Votto a Hall of Famer yet?

Cincinnati Reds: Is Joey Votto a Hall of Famer yet?

Ten seasons into his Major League Baseball career, Joey Votto has established himself as one of the best Cincinnati Reds in history. But will he make the national hall of fame? Fangraphs recently included Votto in a look at current players who might be able to play their way to HOF status, and the conclusion was he has a lot of work to do. In short, the site concluded the 32-year-old needs to play...
Report: Reds Brandon Phillips blocked trade to Braves

Report: Reds Brandon Phillips blocked trade to Braves

Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips blocked a trade in November that would have sent him to the Atlanta Braves, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. It’s the third time in the last year Phillips has blocked a trade. The Reds had deals in place to trade Phillips to the Nationals and Diamondbacks last year. As a 10-and-5 player — 10 years in the majors, the past five with the...
Senzel among 5 newcomers in latest Cincinnati Reds top prospect list

Senzel among 5 newcomers in latest Cincinnati Reds top prospect list

Baseball America rates a face familiar to Dayton Dragons fans the No. 1 prospect in the Cincinnati Reds organization for the coming year: Nick Senzel. After the former Tennessee third baseman dominated Midwest League pitching in the second half of last season, that probably comes as no surprise. RELATED: Baseball America gives high marks to Reds draft Following the team’s top draft pick from...
Reds beef up bullpen with veteran reliever

Reds beef up bullpen with veteran reliever

The Reds added a piece to manager Bryan Price’s late-inning arsenal Tuesday with the signing of Drew Storen. A veteran reliever, Storen grew up a Reds fan in Brownsburg, Ind. “For Halloween I was Chris Sabo multiple times as a kid, so it’s kind of nice to have my own name on a jersey,” he said after the signing was announced. Along with joining what he called his hometown team...
Buckeyes, Flyers, Raiders, Votto and more: 2016 things that didn’t suck

Buckeyes, Flyers, Raiders, Votto and more: 2016 things that didn’t suck

The year 2016 provided plenty of reasons to feel bad. Forget those for now, though. We’re here to accentuate the positive. Here are nine things from 2016 that definitely didn’t suck: The Flyers outlasted VCU for a 68-67 overtime victory at UD Arena to claim a share of the conference title and the top seed in the league tournament. The Knights made it back-to-back Division II state...
Reds slugger Joey Votto won’t play for Canada in World Baseball Classic

Reds slugger Joey Votto won’t play for Canada in World Baseball Classic

Joey Votto will concentrate on preparing for the Cincinnati Reds season this winter and spring instead of compete for Canada in the World Baseball Classic. “There were some aspects of my performance in 2016 that I have decided were lacking,” Votto said in a statement released by the team. “I would like to use 2017 spring training for preparation.” The 33-year-old is coming...
Boring names could be part of intriguing plans for Cincinnati Reds

Boring names could be part of intriguing plans for Cincinnati Reds

This Cincinnati Reds offseason seems like it is going to continue to be quiet right up until the time it isn’t anymore. There are a handful of moves waiting out there to happen at any moment – such as moving one or both of the team’s starting middle infielders, bolstering the rotation and adding bench depth – but the most interesting situation involves the bullpen. Even...
Report: Mariners’ search for starting pitching could involve Reds

Report: Mariners’ search for starting pitching could involve Reds

The Reds did not do much in terms of actual moves during the MLB winter meetings, but the hot stove could still get fired up any time. MLB Network reported late Monday that Cincinnati is one of two teams that has been in contact with Seattle as the Mariners search for starting pitching help. The other team Jon P. Morosi mentioned: the Tampa Bay Rays. That was all the information Morosi offered...
Reds invite 19 to spring training, make trade with San Diego

Reds invite 19 to spring training, make trade with San Diego

The Cincinnati Reds are inviting 19 minor league players to spring training. The list: catcher Rob Brantly, pitcher Alejandro Chacin, infielder Brandon Dixon, outfielder Sebastian Elizade, outfielder Gabriel Guerrrero, pitcher Ismael Guillon, pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez, pitcher Jimmy Herget, infielder/outfielder Hernan Iribarren, infielder/outfielder Patrick Kivlehan, pitcher Lucas Luetge, pitcher...
Reds pick up catcher, lose pair of minor leaguers in MLB Rule 5 draft

Reds pick up catcher, lose pair of minor leaguers in MLB Rule 5 draft

The reshaping of the Cincinnati Reds roster continued Thursday with the MLB Rule 5 draft. In the major-league phase, the club selected Louis Torrens from the Yankees and Stuart Turner from the Twins. Both are catchers, but the team reportedly is working to trade Torrens to the Padres. RELATED: Reds, rivals looking to make deals at MLB Winter Meetings Reds general manager Dick Williams confirmed to...
Reports: Springfield’s Adam Eaton traded to Washington Nationals

Reports: Springfield’s Adam Eaton traded to Washington Nationals

Springfield native and former Miami University outfielder Adam Eaton has been traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Washington Nationals, pending a physical, according to multiple reports Wednesday. Eaton, a 2007 Kenton Ridge High School graduate, hit .284 with 14 home runs last season in Chicago. It was his third season with the White Sox and his fifth in the big leagues. He played his first two...
Reds manager Bryan Price eyes fifth man for starting rotation

Reds manager Bryan Price eyes fifth man for starting rotation

Bryan Price pitched in the minor leagues from 1984-89 and was a pitching coach for 10 years with the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks before he became the Reds pitching coach in 2009. Now preparing for his fourth year as the Reds manager, Price certainly has high expectations for his pitching staff in 2017. But he is also aware there are a lot of young pitchers who need to establish themselves...

GM Dick Williams, Reds players in demand at MLB Winter Meetings

From his 18th-floor suite here near the nation’s capital, Dick Williams can look north and see the Georgetown neighborhood where he lived about 12 years ago while working at the campaign headquarters of the President of the United States. But Williams, a University of Virginia graduate, doesn’t expect to have time this week to catch up with friends at his first winter meetings as the general...
MLB Winter Meetings: White Sox send Springfield native to Nationals

MLB Winter Meetings: White Sox send Springfield native to Nationals

What’s going on at the MLB Winter Meetings? We’re here to keep you updated as news rolls in on the Reds and their rivals. The Chicago White Sox continued their rebuilding project, sending Springfield native and Kenton Ridge High School grad Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports and Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reported the trade, with the White Sox receiving RHPs...
MLB Winter Meetings: Cardinals sign former Cub; Encarnacion an Indian?

MLB Winter Meetings: Cardinals sign former Cub; Encarnacion an Indian?

What’s going on at the MLB Winter Meetings? We’re here to keep you updated as news rolls in on the Reds and their rivals. FRIDAY MORNING The biggest news so far is good and bad for Cincinnati: While the Cubs lost a productive member of their World Series-winning lineup, the Cardinals got better. St. Louis is reportedly set to announce later today the signing of Dexter Fowler, who hit ...

Reds GM: No rush to trade Phillips, Cozart

Dick Williams doesn’t see a pressing need to trade second baseman Brandon Phillips or shortstop Zack Cozart, but that doesn’t mean he won’t if the right deal comes along — say, at next week’s winter meetings at National Harbor, Maryland. The trade waters have been relatively calm since the end of the regular season, and any ripples depend as much on the needs of other...
Redsfest — team’s annual two-day, fan-a-pa-looza — set for Friday, Saturday

Redsfest — team’s annual two-day, fan-a-pa-looza — set for Friday, Saturday

If Phil Castellini was concerned about a breakdown in the talks between Major League Baseball and the players’ union on a new bargaining agreement impacting Redsfest, he wasn’t showing it. The franchise’s annual two-day, fan-a-pa-looza, which starts on Friday and extends through Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati, was going ahead as scheduled, even...
Report: No home-field advantage in World Series for All-Star winner

Report: No home-field advantage in World Series for All-Star winner

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game will no longer determine home-field advantage in the World Series, the Associated Press reported early Thursday. According to the report, the American League or National League champion with the best record will now have home-field advantage in the World Series. Home-field advantage used to rotate from the AL to the NL. Since 2003, the winner of the All-Star...
Report: MLB, union come to agreement, avoid lock out

Report: MLB, union come to agreement, avoid lock out

With only hours before its current deal ran out and the beginning of a possible lock out, Major League Baseball and the players union agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement. Details of the deal were reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post and reported on MLB Network’s MLB Tonight show. The last baseball work stoppage was in 1994. It lasted through the winter resulted in the World...
Reds hot stove: Debating a potential trade of Billy Hamilton

Reds hot stove: Debating a potential trade of Billy Hamilton

Could Billy Hamilton be on the move? ESPN’s Buster Olney reports sources have told him the Reds “are listening to offers on all of their players,” including the speedy center fielder. The 26-year-old Hamilton just finished his third full season in the majors, and it was his best in terms of batting average (.260), .OBP (.321) and OPS (.664). He also set a career high with 58 steals...
Reds designate Cabrera, Sampson for assignment; bring in catcher, OF

Reds designate Cabrera, Sampson for assignment; bring in catcher, OF

The Reds announced Monday the acquisition of a pair of players while removing two more from the 40-man roster. Going out are Ramon Cabrera, who served as the team’s No. 2 catcher last season, and Keyvius Sampson, a right-handed pitcher who split his time between the big club and Triple-A. They were designated for assignment after the team claimed catcher Juan Graterol from the Angels and outfielder...

Prediction: Votto to play for Canada

Team Canada began moving its equipment into a locker room at Goodyear where, where it will practice and prepare for the World Baseball Classic. There is a uniform for Joey Votto and there is a locker for Joey Votto and Votto is on Team Canada’s roster.

Hal: Just another exciting Opening Day???

Hal reflects on another opening day and beginning to the season

Hal: Ludwick ready to carry the load

Hal McCoy takes a look at Ryan Ludwick's return post injury this coming Monday.

Hal: Christiani savors the moment(s)

Relief pitcher Nick Christiani’s eyes lit up his dressing cubicle in Great American Ball Park Friday afternoon as he recounted his tale of his call-up Thursday from Class AAA Louisville.

Cincinnati Reds complete coverage

We'll have complete coverage of the Reds embark.

Hal: Price awarded Reds manager’s job

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Bryan Price is the new manager of the Cincinnati Reds, replacing fired Dusty Baker.

Hal: Bruce gets half of what he deserved

Jay Bruce got half of what he deserved Wednesday when he was named winner of a Silver Slugger, emblematic of being the best offensive player at his position (outfield).

Hal: Assorted stuff while waiting for the Reds

Read up on Hal's offseason musings
Report: MLB owners may force lock out Dec. 1

Report: MLB owners may force lock out Dec. 1

Coming off a historic World Series, growing crowds and fan enthusiasm, and bigger ratings in most markets, Major League Baseball is now facing a possible work stoppage. Ken Rosenthal at FoxSports.com reported Tuesday that owners will consider locking out players if the Major League Player’s Association and the league can’t come to a new collective-bargaining agreement by Dec. 1, the day...

Hal: It's the same sad, sad tale

AFTER THREE DAYS away from the Cincinnati Reds, I returned to find out that nothing has changed.

Hal: Taking a hit and bouncing back up

There was a frightening moment Tuesday night at Great American Ball Park when Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart took a pitch off the batting helmet and crumpled to the ground.

Hal: This time 8-0 is good enough

When a team blows an eight-run lead and loses by five runs, as the Cincinnati Reds so illustriously did Friday night, one has to search for a reason — full moon, mass heart attacks, food poisoning, something in the water?

Hal: The Reds win, but aren't gaining on Brewers

UNSOLICITED OBSERVATIONS from The Man Cave, trying to soothe the frayed nerves of my Schnoodles, Paige and Cooper, as the Blue Angels thunder over the house while doing their stunts for the Dayton Air Show.

Frazier named to Home Run Derby

Not only will Todd Frazier be on the National League All-Star team Tuesday in Minneapolis, he will participate in the Home Run Derby on Monday.

Hal: Abbot & Costello: Who's on first?

Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price looks like neither Bud Abbott nor Lou Costell, but Price’s ‘Who’s on First?’ routine rivals that of the famous golden age Hollywood comedy duo.

Hannahan: Desperate times, indeed

It seems like a desperate measure, but everybody but Norman Vincent Peale says, “Desperate measures for desperate times.

Hal: Reds make no deals as fans vent

Walt Jocketty didn’t pull the trigger — he barely aimed the gun — on a trade before the non-waivers trade deadline Thursday. And so-called ‘fans’ on social media had their tidy whities in a bunch.

Hal: Phillips getting close, but no Votto

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is on the field during batting practice, taking ground balls, making throws, telling those to whom he will talk that he’ll be back at his second base position for the Cincinnati Reds sooner than later.

Hal: Hey, how about those Reds?

Most managers and players like to say, “I don’t read the papers,” but most of them are lying. As one old-time baseball writer told me early in my career, “Be careful. They read what you write and they’ll turn on you at the drop of a bad adjective.”

Hal: Votto appears ... and speaks

Joey Votto, the enigmatic and superstar first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, was there to greet his weary teammates when they returned from a crushing series loss to St. Louis.

Hal: Axelrod a perfect stand-in for Bailey

Dylan Axelrod was called up from Class AAA Louisville Thursday to make a stand-in start for disabled pitcher Homer Bailey. And Homer couldn’t have done it any better himself.

Hal: What adds time to baseball games?

Are baseball games too long? Who is complaining about the length — just over three hours per game this season? Somebody is because baseball is putting together a blue ribbon committee to study ways to speed up the game.

Hal: A Broxton none of us really knew

When Jonathan Broxton wore a Cincinnati Reds uniform the media barely knew he was there — and it is difficult to miss a 300-pound behemoth lurking in the clubhouse.
Historical marker dedicated at Ty Cobb’s Georgia home

Historical marker dedicated at Ty Cobb’s Georgia home

Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb had a historical marker dedicated in front of the Georgia home where he lived for 19 years and where four of his five children were born, the Augusta Chronicle reported Saturday. Cobb, one of the first five players elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, lived in the Summerville neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia from 1913 to 1932. “The Georgia Peach&rdquo...
6-pack of facts about the Bengals and Ravens

6-pack of facts about the Bengals and Ravens

Six facts about the Bengals and Ravens, who meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. • This is the first time since 2007 neither the Bengals nor the Ravens have made the playoffs. • A loss would mark just the second time since 2002 that Baltimore has lost its final two regular-season games. • The Bengals currently own the No. 8 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and can move up to No. 7...
Matchup to watch: Steelers Antonio Brown vs. Bengals secondary

Matchup to watch: Steelers Antonio Brown vs. Bengals secondary

Steelers WR Antonio Brown vs. Bengals secondary While stopping the run is always the top priority, there has to be a little bit of a concession by the Bengals defensive players that they are not going to shut down a back as dynamic as Le’Veon Bell. So the focus turns toward not letting two Steelers gash them for huge gains, and no one collects yardage — and points — in bigger chunks...
Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Selig, Schuerholz elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Former Commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig and executive John Schuerholz were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Major League Baseball announced. The two men were elected by the 16-person Today's Game Era Committee, which considered 10 candidates. Schuerholz was a unanimous decision, while Selig received 15 votes. Candidates needed 75 percent (12 votes) for election. Selig...

Burfict draws penalty on Ravens WR with comedic flop

On the five-year anniversary of one of the great flops in Cincinnati Bengals history, linebacker Vontaze Burfict got away with another one. After giving Steve Smith Sr. an extra shove as he tumbled to the ground, Burfict stood over the Baltimore wide receiver as he tried to get up. When Smith’s head grazed Burfict’s chest, the linebacker went flying backward and drew a 15-yard unnecessary...
1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card tops $1.1M at auction

1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card tops $1.1M at auction

The 1952 Topps baseball card of Mickey Mantle is one of the most iconic collectibles of the post-World War II era. Friday morning, it joined an exclusive club, becoming only the second baseball card to top $1 million at a public auction. A card graded 8.5 by Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) sold for $1,135,250 (including buyer’s premium) through Heritage Auctions’ Fall Catalog sale...
Cincinnati Bengals High 5: Five questions with Rex Burkhead

Cincinnati Bengals High 5: Five questions with Rex Burkhead

One of the biggest surprises of the season for the Cincinnati Bengals has been the play of Rex Burkhead on special teams after Pro Bowler Cedric Peerman suffered a broken arm in the third preseason game. Already a key contributor on special teams during his first three seasons with the team, Burkhead slid into the more impactful roles Peerman had on the coverage and return teams and has been &ldquo...
Lifetime Cubs fan, 108, dies after team wins World Series

Lifetime Cubs fan, 108, dies after team wins World Series

Ball died at Covenant Village of Northbrook, Illinois, the facility said Friday. Her death was confirmed by her son, Rich Ball, who said she died of a heart attack the Chicago Tribune reported.
Friend: Michael Buble won’t perform again until son is better

Friend: Michael Buble won’t perform again until son is better

Music producer David Foster said he does not believe that singer Michael Buble will perform again until his 3-year-old son, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, is better. “Everything shuts down around you,” Foster told ET Canada. “You go inside your little bubble.” Earlier this month, the 41-year-old Canadian-born singer and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, shared the news...
She skipped class for Cubs’ parade; professor’s response was classic

She skipped class for Cubs’ parade; professor’s response was classic

Kayla Adams knew that her criminal justice professor was a stickler for attendance. But the Cubs were holding their World Series victory parade in downtown Chicago on Friday, and the college sophomore at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, was determined to go. After all, the city of Chicago had not celebrated a Cubs World Series championship since 1908. So she sent Dennis Connelly...
Florida man predicted Game 7 scenario on Twitter — in 2014

Florida man predicted Game 7 scenario on Twitter — in 2014

It was the tweet seen around the world. As the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians battled into extra innings during Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night, a two-year old post on Twitter by a Florida man was playing out with eerie accuracy. Well almost, fortunately. On the day Joe Maddon left the Tampa Bay Rays to manage the Cubs — Nov. 4, 2014 — Lenn Fraraccio took to Twitter and...
New team name: Jumbo Shrimp may be an acquired taste

New team name: Jumbo Shrimp may be an acquired taste

Give it time to marinate and sink in. That's what the owner of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp is asking fans to do if they don't like the new name replacing the Jacksonville Suns minor-league baseball team. Following the name change announcement, Ken Babby says he's aware that many Suns fans are angry about the change, but he also thinks most people will come around by Opening Day. "It takes a...
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder duets with Harry Caray at Wrigley

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder duets with Harry Caray at Wrigley

It was appropriate that the singer who once belted out the song “Alive” for Pearl Jam led the Wrigley Field crowd in a World Series musical interlude Sunday night. It was more like a duet, actually. Eddie Vedder took the microphone for the seventh-inning stretch with a rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” as the Chicago Cubs remained alive with a nail-biting, 3-2 victory...
Divorcing couple fight over World Series tickets

Divorcing couple fight over World Series tickets

An estranged married couple have been fighting over tickets to Game 4 of the Fall Classic, which will be played Saturday night at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
Youngest Cleveland, Chicago fans cheer on their Indians, Cubs

Youngest Cleveland, Chicago fans cheer on their Indians, Cubs

Cleveland Clinic is making sure that its new arrivals have the love of the Indians written in their DNA. Newborns at the famous hospital are now getting red, white and blue knit caps and "World Series Baby" onesies while the Tribe try to fulfill their destiny as World Series champs. The photos were posted on the hospital's Twitter and YouTube accounts. In a press release the hospital...
MLB's Cubs and Indians fight on Twitter over weather delays

MLB's Cubs and Indians fight on Twitter over weather delays

After the Cleveland Indians won Game 1 of the World Series 6-0 against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, MLB announced Wednesday’s Game 2 would be moved up to 7 p.m. due to weather considerations. Questions lingered during the day about the weather, which led to that time-honored traditional Twitter fight between the National League and American League champs. Actually, there is no time-honored tradition...
CEO gives World Series tickets to Pearl Harbor veteran

CEO gives World Series tickets to Pearl Harbor veteran

Everrit “Jim” Schlegel is a rare breed – he’s actually seen the Cubs play in the World Series. As long-suffering Cubs fans know all too well, the last time the Cubs were in the World Series was 1945. At 97, Schlegel, a Pearl Harbor veteran, may not have many more opportunities to see his beloved Cubs play for the championship. That’s why his granddaughter started a GoFundMe...
Fans petition for Bob Uecker to call the World Series

Fans petition for Bob Uecker to call the World Series

Cleveland fans have already been denied "Wild Thing" making an appearance, so they've now turned to another fictional "Major League" character to improve their World Series mojo. More than 12,000 fans have signed a Change.org petition to replace Fox's Joe Buck with Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker. Fans must be expecting Uecker's alter-ego, Harry Doyle - the lovable...
Charlie Sheen won’t throw out first pitch at World Series

Charlie Sheen won’t throw out first pitch at World Series

Actor Charlie Sheen, who played Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughn in the 1989 movie "Major League," offered to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before one of this year's World Series games. But Major League Baseball said the choices already have been made.

Eifert goes full at practice, says he’s ready to play

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert took his first team snaps of the year in practice today and said he feels ready to play Sunday against Cleveland. “In my mind, I’m ready,” he said. “I don’t think there’s anything else I would have to pass.” Eifert said he was ready to return from the ankle injury he suffered in the Pro Bowl when he hurt his back in...
Major-leaguers lend voices to cartoon series show

Major-leaguers lend voices to cartoon series show

Just in time for the World Series, Cartoon Network’s “Uncle Grandpa” animated series will sport a Fall Classic theme on Oct. 22. The show will air at 12:15 p.m. and will feature Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer, Baltimore Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones, Houston Astros second baseman José Altuve, Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price and New York Mets pitcher Noah...
Bill Buckner’s glove, cleats heading to auction

Bill Buckner’s glove, cleats heading to auction

The glove and cleats worn by Bill Buckner on the night he allowed Mookie Wilson’s slow roller to get past him in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series will be sold by Goldin Auctions. Bidding begins October 10 on the MacGregor first baseman’s mitt, a black model autographed by Buckner and inscribed to memorabilia collector Barry Halper. The back of the fingers on the glove are signed "To...
Fernandez’s missing high school jersey returned

Fernandez’s missing high school jersey returned

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Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez shared baby news just before his death

Just five days ago, Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez posted a picture of his girlfriend, Carla Mendoza, on Instagram, announcing that they would be having a baby together.  The black and white photo shows Mendoza holding her growing stomach while in a bikini on the beach.  "I'm so glad you came into my life. I'm ready for where this journey is gonna take us together. #familyfirst...
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez death: 5 things to know

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez death: 5 things to know

The death of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has rocked the world of Major League Baseball. The 24-year-old died in a boating accident off the coast of Miami Beach, Florida, early Sunday. Here are 5 things to know about the death of Jose Fernandez: "It does appear that speed was involved due to the impact and the severity of it," Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has died

Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez has died

Jose Fernandez, the Marlins’ standout young pitcher, died in a boating wreck early Sunday, the Miami Herald reported.
Mariners suspend catcher Steve Clevenger for rest of season over BLM tweets

Mariners suspend catcher Steve Clevenger for rest of season over BLM tweets

The controversial tweets of Mariners’ reserve catcher Steve Clevenger have led to his suspension. Clevenger was suspended for the rest of the season without pay Friday for tweets made this week regarding a recent police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the Black Lives Matter movement which many found to be offensive. Clevenger’s Twitter account is currently private. Screen shots...
Dodgers pay tribute to longtime broadcaster Vin Scully

Dodgers pay tribute to longtime broadcaster Vin Scully

The Dodgers paid tribute to Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully on Friday, and a crowd of 52,320 roared its approval during an hourlong ceremony on his appreciation night before Los Angeles’ 5-2 victory against Colorado.
Yankees fans orchestrating 'Moon Big Papi Night' for Ortiz’s New York finale

Yankees fans orchestrating 'Moon Big Papi Night' for Ortiz’s New York finale

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Report: Tim Tebow to sign with N.Y. Mets

Report: Tim Tebow to sign with N.Y. Mets

ESPN is reporting the New York Mets will sign Tim Tebow to a minor league contract. The Heisman-winning quarterback will be sent to the Arizona Fall League or the Instructional League to begin his professional baseball career. The Atlanta Braves were among the teams that had expressed an interest in signing Tebow. He has been a college-football analyst at ESPN since December 2013.

Tim Tebow's baseball tryout Tuesday

Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow is switching sports Tuesday. Tuesday marks the workout, or audition of sorts, for Tebow as he holds a workout for Major League Baseball teams to take a look at his skills. He's no stranger to the diamond, but it has been awhile since he played organized baseball in high school, The Associated Press reported. More than 20 teams have confirmed that a representative will...

WSU softball coach Curylo leaves for UIC

In what has been a continuing theme this spring and summer, Wright State athletic director Bob Grant is hiring once again after softball’s Lynn Curylo became the latest head coach to leave the school. Curylo, who was 147-195 in six seasons while guiding the Raiders to back-to-back Horizon League championship games and a school-record 18 conference wins in 2016, accepted the head coaching position...
Adam Duvall, of Cincinnati Reds, named to All-Star team

Adam Duvall, of Cincinnati Reds, named to All-Star team

Adam Duvall has stood out as a rare bright spot in a dark season for the Cincinnati Reds. REDS NEWS NOW: Like our Facebook page to join the conversation If the Reds (31-54) find a winning recipe somewhere down the line — be it in 2017, 2018 or beyond — it’s likely the 27-year-old left fielder they acquired from the San Francisco Giants last July in the Mike Leake trade will be a...
Former Cincinnati Reds catcher to join Army Reserve in offseason

Former Cincinnati Reds catcher to join Army Reserve in offseason

Former Cincinnati Reds catcher Brayan Pena said Tuesday he will join the Army Reserve in the offseason with his wife. Pena is in his first season with the St. Louis Cardinals after two seasons with the Reds. He suffered a knee injury in April and returned to the Cardinals last week. Pena, 34, defected from Cuba when he was 16 and became a United States citizen in 2008. On Independence Day, he wrote...

Cincinnati Reds sign 22-year-old shortstop from Cuba

The Cincinnati Reds signed their third free agent from Cuba since 2010, agreeing to terms Monday with shortstop Alfredo Rodriguez. Rodriguez, 22, will play in the Dominican Summer League. Last season, he was named rookie of the year in Cuba’s Serie Nacional. He hit .265 with 12 stolen bases in 16 attempts in 84 games for La Isla De La Juventud. He also won Cuba’s equivalent of the Gold...
Former Dayton Flyers pitcher Hauschild a Triple-A All-Star

Former Dayton Flyers pitcher Hauschild a Triple-A All-Star

Former Dayton Flyers pitcher and Beavercreek High School graduate Mike Hauschild was named to the Pacific Coast League’s team for the Triple-A All-Star Game on Thursday. Hauschild, 26, was a 33rd-round pick in 2012. He is 5-7 with a 3.02 ERA in 14 starts for the Fresno Grizzlies, an affiliate of the Houston Astros. He has 65 strikeouts and 18 walks in 85 1/3 innings. In his last four starts...
Cody Reed struggles as Chicago Cubs sweep Cincinnati Reds

Cody Reed struggles as Chicago Cubs sweep Cincinnati Reds

Chicago Cubs fans invaded Great American Ball Park by the thousands for the third straight day Wednesday. Things got so bad for the Cincinnati Reds a fan threw back a home run ball hit by National League home run leader Adam Duvall. That happens only to opposing players, and for all intents and purposes, the Reds were road team at home throughout the series. The Cubs used that edge to sweep the three...
Kris Bryant hits 3 home runs to beat Cincinnati Reds

Kris Bryant hits 3 home runs to beat Cincinnati Reds

The decibel level rose so high at Great American Ball Park on Monday night a fan would have thought Pete Rose had sprinted onto the field and slid head first into second base. Of course, Pete Rose Weekend ended Sunday, and these cheers came from thousands of fans clad in Chicago Cubs blue. They screamed and shouted after back-to-back home runs by Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in the eighth inning...
Price: Bullpen problems ‘huge nemesis’ for Cincinnati Reds

Price: Bullpen problems ‘huge nemesis’ for Cincinnati Reds

A series all about the Cincinnati Reds’ past — specifically their most famous former player, Pete Rose — began with a reminder of the present: the Reds bullpen is the worst in baseball. Reliever JC Ramirez gave up a three-run home run to Derek Norris in the sixth inning as the San Diego Padres rallied from a 4-1 deficit Thursday to beat the Reds 7-4 in front of a crowd of 20,433...
Cody Reed ready for first start at GABP for Cincinnati Reds

Cody Reed ready for first start at GABP for Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds acquired three pitchers when they traded Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals last July: John Lamb, Cody Reed and Brandon Finnegan. The three will start in that order in the first three games of a four-game series against the San Diego Padres at Great American Ball Park. “I know a lot of GMs think you want to have a deal that’s a win-win because then that keeps a...

Dragons fall to Tincaps in series finale

You probably won’t be seeing the Dayton Dragons in orange again until the next Friday home game. The good-luck color of Friday night’s 10-run victory and Saturday’s extra-inning victory lost its luster Sunday afternoon. Fort Wayne struck back with a 7-3 victory to stay in the hunt for a first-half-of-the-season playoff berth with seven games left. It’s likely back to the traditional...
Jay Bruce stars as Cincinnati Reds beat Oakland A’s

Jay Bruce stars as Cincinnati Reds beat Oakland A’s

Players in the Cincinnati Reds dugout reacted the same way every fan in the crowd of 32,034 responded when Jay Bruce blasted a two-run home run halfway to Newport, Ky., on Saturday. “Oooh!” they shouted. The ball left the bat at 108 miles per hour and traveled 439 feet. It landed about four rows from the top of the right-field stands at Great American Ball Park. There wasn’t a fan...
Bullpen loses another game for Cincinnati Reds

Bullpen loses another game for Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds starter Brandon Finnegan pumped his fist and screamed to himself in excitement as he left the mound in the seventh inning. With runners at first and second, Finnegan got Jhonny Peralta to fly out to center, preserving a tie game. He held the St. Louis Cardinals to two runs and five hits while striking out seven. He handed the game to the bullpen, and in 2016, that