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Dodgers hitting coach takes same position with Reds

The Cincinnati Reds named Turner Ward their new hitting coach on Tuesday. He’s the second hire for manager David Bell following the addition of pitching coach Derek Johnson. Ward, 54, was the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers the last three seasons, and the Dodgers advanced to the World Series the last two of those seasons. "We are pleased to have Turner join our staff. He...
Reds announce plans to celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2019

Reds announce plans to celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2019

The Cincinnati Reds, the first professional baseball franchise, turn 150 years old in 2019, and they unveiled plans Monday for a season-long party. Here’s a rundown of what to expect: • The Reds revealed a logo that will be featured throughout the season. • The Reds will wear commemorative patches on their jerseys and caps throughout the season. • The team will use 15 different...
Reports: Brewers pitching coach joins Bell’s staff in Cincinnati

Reports: Brewers pitching coach joins Bell’s staff in Cincinnati

New Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell will soon make the first addition to his staff. According to multiple reports, Milwaukee Brewers pitching coach Derek Johnson will take the same position with the Reds. The news was first reported by Ken Rosenthal, of The Athletic. Johnson led a pitching staff in Milwaukee that ranked fourth in the National League in ERA (3.73) in 2018. He spent three seasons...
Reds Hall of Fame and Museum closing for renovations

Reds Hall of Fame and Museum closing for renovations

You have until Halloween to visit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum before it closes for renovations during the baseball offseason. The downtown Cincinnati baseball museum will close to the public on Nov. 1 for, according to the Cincinnati Reds, “comprehensive modifications to upgrade and enhance the visitor experience.” MORE: Former Reds third baseman Chris Sabo lands college...
Two Reds make lists of Gold Glove finalists

Two Reds make lists of Gold Glove finalists

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto and center fielder Billy Hamilton made the list of Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists. The list was released Thursday, and the winners will be announced on ESPN at 9 p.m on Nov. 4. Former Red Adam Duvall, who was traded to the Atlanta Braves last season, also made the list as a finalist in left field. Tucker Barnhart, the Gold Glove winner at catcher in 2017...
Former Reds third baseman Chris Sabo lands college coaching job

Former Reds third baseman Chris Sabo lands college coaching job

Former Cincinnati Reds third baseman Chris Sabo was named the head baseball coach at the University of Akron on Tuesday. He will be introduced at a press conference at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Sabo takes over an Akron Zips program that will begin play in the 2020 season. The program was discontinued after the 2015 season. He’ll be the 17th head coach in Akron baseball history. Sabo worked the last...
New Reds manager prefers challenge of taking over a last-place team

New Reds manager prefers challenge of taking over a last-place team

Bob Castellini said it twice during the press conference Monday introducing David Bell as the 63rd manager in Cincinnati Reds history: “You never go wrong with a Bell!” Since Castellini bought the franchise in 2006, the Reds have changed managers five times. They fired Jerry Narron in 2007, replacing him with interim manager Pete Mackanin. Dusty Baker took the reins from 2008-13....
David Bell: Reds fans will be proud of team he puts on the field

David Bell: Reds fans will be proud of team he puts on the field

A story that began on Oct. 14, 1952, when the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Gus Bell to the Cincinnati Reds for Cal Abrams, Gail Henley and Joe Rossi added a new chapter Monday when Bell’s grandson, David Bell, became the 63rd manager of the oldest franchise in professional baseball. The Bell family has had deep roots in Cincinnati since the days of Gus, who played nine seasons in the Queen City...
McCoy: New Reds manager David Bell tasked with fixing what’s wrong

McCoy: New Reds manager David Bell tasked with fixing what’s wrong

The naming of a new manager by the Cincinnati Reds didn’t ring a bell with most knee-jerk reactionaries on social media. To many, David Bell is David Who? David Bell is a product of nepotism. David Bell is merely the last man standing after the other two finalists bailed. David Bell is a hometown discount. David Bell is not a David Who? And even if that is true, what would be wrong with it?...
Bell ‘can’t wait to get going’ as Reds manager after introductory press conference

Bell ‘can’t wait to get going’ as Reds manager after introductory press conference

With his son Gus Bell, named after the first member of the family to play professional baseball, watching from the front row, David Bell pulled on a No. 25 Cincinnati Reds jersey and then placed a Reds cap on his head, officially taking the reins as the 63rd manager in franchise history. Dick Williams, Reds President of Baseball Operations, introduced Bell at a press conference Monday at Great American...
Cincinnati Reds name Queen City native new manager

Cincinnati Reds name Queen City native new manager

The Cincinnati Reds will be led by a hometown hero next season.  The team announced Sunday morning their new manager is David Bell.  A Moeller High School graduate who helped the Crusaders to the 1989 baseball state championship, Bell will be introduced at a press conference at Great American Ball Park on Monday morning.  The 63rd man to manage the Reds received a three-year contract...
Ask Hal: Are fans underwhelmed by Reds manager candidates?

Ask Hal: Are fans underwhelmed by Reds manager candidates?

Q: You said you would jump into the Ohio River if Billy Hamilton doesn’t win a Gold Glove, so are you getting nervous? — DAVE, Miamisburg/Centerville/Beavercreek. A: Didn’t you see me at Bass Pro Shop purchasing a wet suit and a snorkel? Hamilton should have a mantel full of Gold Gloves, but has none. Why not merits an investigation. He covers more ground than the Russian army, leaps...
Reds conduct 12th interview as search for manager continues

Reds conduct 12th interview as search for manager continues

The Cincinnati Reds conducted a 12th interview as they continue a search for a manager, the club announced Sunday via Twitter. Rocco Baldelli, a former Tampa Bay Rays center fielder who is now the franchise’s major-league field coordinator, interviewed with the Reds, according to a report by Mark Sheldon. Baldelli played for the Rays from 2003-08 and again in 2010. He played for the Boston Red...
Cincinnati Reds manager search: A rundown of the candidates

Cincinnati Reds manager search: A rundown of the candidates

The Cincinnati Reds have cast a wide net in their search for a new manager. According to reports, they have interviewed 11 people since the season ended Sept. 30. Barry Larkin may not have wanted the job, but plenty of people do. President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams said in September he would like to have a new manager in place by the end of October. While the search continues, here&rsquo...
Report: Pirates bench coach latest to interview for Reds manager

Report: Pirates bench coach latest to interview for Reds manager

Another name has emerged as a candidate for the Cincinnati Reds manager job. Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Tom Prince interviewed for the position, according to a report by Mark Sheldon, of MLB.com. Prince has worked on on Pirates manager Clint Hurdle’s staff the last two seasons. He has worked in the Pirates organization for 25 years and has spent 35 years in professional baseball. Prince...
Report: David Bell may be favorite to be next Reds manager

Report: David Bell may be favorite to be next Reds manager

David Bell, whose dad and grandfather played for the Cincinnati Reds, may be the favorite to be the next Reds manager, according to a report Saturday by Jon Heyman. Bell is one of eight people reported to have interviewed for the job. The others are: Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman; former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, former Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and former Detroit Tigers...
Report: Reds interview former New York Yankees manager

Report: Reds interview former New York Yankees manager

The Cincinnati Reds interviewed former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, according to reports by Jon Heyman and Mark Sheldon on Wednesday, for their vacant managing job. Girardi, 53, managed the Yankees from 2008-17, compiling a record of 910-710. He won the World Series in his second season. He also managed the Florida Marlins in 2006, finishing 78-74. Since the Reds fired Bryan Price in April...
Reds end disappointing season with another loss

Reds end disappointing season with another loss

When you’re on a pace after your first 18 games to win 27 of 162, is finishing 67-95 good or bad? From the point of view of the Cincinnati Reds’ 2018 season, that’s probably good. When looking at the bigger picture, such as franchise progress, it’s probably not-so-hot. »RELATED: Hamilton sets career high When you’re on a pace after your first 18 games to win 27...
Cincinnati Reds: Billy Hamilton notches career high in finale

Cincinnati Reds: Billy Hamilton notches career high in finale

Billy Hamilton was changing clothes in the Reds Great American Ball Park clubhouse when a writer walked up and said “Congratulations.” “For what?” Hamilton replied. “You’re setting a career high for games played today,” he was told. RELATED: Reds snap losing streak behind Lorenzen gem RELATED: MLB scores, boxscores, standings Hamilton was in the lineup for...
Reds snap losing streak behind Lorenzen gem

Reds snap losing streak behind Lorenzen gem

Michael Lorenzen is a finalist for a National League Silver Slugger Award, which is given to the best hitter at each position, but the Cincinnati right-hander resembled on Saturday a candidate for another honor – the Cy Young. Facing a Pittsburgh team riding a seven-game against the Reds, Lorenzen allowed five hits and two walks over 5-2/3 shutout innings and drove in a run with a single to...
Barnhart’s career night can’t keep Reds from losing sixth straight

Barnhart’s career night can’t keep Reds from losing sixth straight

Just matching the 68-94 records of each of the Cincinnati Reds previous two seasons will take a minor miracle – and a major turnaround in their clutch hitting. The Reds piled up 13 hits, including Tucker Barnhart’s career-high five, but left 13 runners on base and went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position while scoring just four runs on homers by Barnhart and Eugenio Suarez on the...
Cincinnati Reds Double-A affiliate returning to Chattanooga 

Cincinnati Reds Double-A affiliate returning to Chattanooga 

The Reds are returning to Chattanooga as their Class AA affiliate, a two-year agreement, after the Pensacola Blue Wahoos told the Reds they wanted to explore options with other teams. The Reds once had a long-term 21-year working agreement with the Chattanooga Lookouts in the Southern League from 1988 to 2008. “We’re excited to re-affiliate with the Chattanooga Lookouts,” said Reds...
Hal McCoy: Barry Larkin turns down interview for Cincinnati Reds manager post

Hal McCoy: Barry Larkin turns down interview for Cincinnati Reds manager post

For those hoping and wishing and praying that Barry Larkin will be the next manager of the Cincinnati Reds, well, your hopes, wishes and prayers won’t be answered. Larkin doesn’t want it. Not at this time. Maybe down the road, but not now. This startling information comes from President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams, who indicated that Larkin was offered an interview, but turned...
Reds blanked by Marlins, 6-0

Reds blanked by Marlins, 6-0

The Marlins became the first major league team to draw fewer than 1 million fans at home since the 2004 Montreal Expos, beating the Cincinnati Reds 6-0 Sunday before 13,595 to complete the Miami portion of their schedule in Derek Jeter’s first season as chief executive officer. “Obviously we would like to fill it up every day, but I know it’s the first year of what we’re doing...
Pirates name Tecumseh grad Brubaker their minor league pitcher of the year

Pirates name Tecumseh grad Brubaker their minor league pitcher of the year

The Pittsburgh Pirates named Tecumseh High School graduate and Springfield native J.T. Brubaker their Minor League Pitcher of the Year on Friday, honoring him at a ceremony at PNC Park. Brubaker, 24, started the season with the Double-A Altoona Curve and was 2-2 with a 1.80 ERA in six starts before being promoted. With the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, he was 8-4 with a 3.10 ERA in 22 starts. This...
Reed continues to impress as Reds top Marlins

Reed continues to impress as Reds top Marlins

Cody Reed was strong for the second straight start and Scooter Gennett homered and doubled to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night. Reed (1-2) scattered five hits and struck out six in six shutout innings. The left-hander joined the starting rotation Aug. 30 and has thrown 11 consecutive scoreless innings. Gennett’s two-run home run in the seventh gave...
Hal McCoy: Why Pete Rose play ‘Banned from Baseball’ is worth seeing

Hal McCoy: Why Pete Rose play ‘Banned from Baseball’ is worth seeing

It was 1989 when Pete Rose was banned from baseball, and it was evident the repercussions would never die, not as long as baseball exists.  That’s because of the taint and stain placed on the game and because of Rose’s Type A personality, a mentality that won’t let it die from his perspective.   His lifetime (and beyond) banishment for gambling on baseball was 29 years...
Reds third baseman Suarez named to MLB team for Japan series

Reds third baseman Suarez named to MLB team for Japan series

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez will join a group of baseball stars in the 2018 Japan All-Star Series, Major League Baseball announced Monday. The seven-game series will take place across Japan from Nov. 8-15. Among the players named to the Major League Baseball team so far, in addition to Suarez, are: St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich...
Reds to hold moment of silence in honor of victims of Cincinnati shooting

Reds to hold moment of silence in honor of victims of Cincinnati shooting

The Cincinnati Reds released a statement in response to the shooting that left four dead, including the gunman, and multiple people injured in downtown Cincinnati on Thursday. The Reds play the San Diego Padres at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at Great American Ball Park. “The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization go out to the victims of today’s tragedy, as well as their families...
Votto makes trade with Reds fan in Pittsburgh

Votto makes trade with Reds fan in Pittsburgh

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has made a name for himself over the years not only with his bat but with his unique way of interacting with fans. On Monday in Pittsburgh, during a game the Reds lost 5-1 to the Pirates, Votto saw a fan in the stands near the Reds dugout with a shirt reading, “Votto for President.” According to the Reds, Votto liked it so much, he traded the...
Report: Brandon Phillips heading to big leagues for first time this season

Report: Brandon Phillips heading to big leagues for first time this season

Former Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips will return to the big leagues for the first time since 2017 when the Boston Red Sox promote him from Triple-A on Tuesday, according to multiple reports Monday. Phillips hit .304 in 44 games in the Red Sox minor league organization. In 38 games with Triple-A Pawtucket, he hit .302 with four home runs and 19 RBIs. Phillips will join a team with...
Cincinnati Reds: Votto off DL, back in lineup

Cincinnati Reds: Votto off DL, back in lineup

Nobody was happier than Joey Votto to be back in the Reds lineup on Thursday for the first time since Aug. 15. The Reds activated the All-Star first baseman from the 10-day disabled list for his first game since August 15. Votto had been sidelined with a right lower leg contusion, the result of being hit by a Ryan Madson pitch on Aug. 4 in Washington. He tried to play through the pain before it started...
Middletown’s Schwarber goes deep as Cubs win third straight over Reds

Middletown’s Schwarber goes deep as Cubs win third straight over Reds

Daniel Murphy and Middletown’s Kyle Schwarber each hit a two-run homer, Javier Baez added a solo shot and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-6 on Saturday for their fourth straight win. Murphy homered for a second straight day and is batting .407 (48 for 118) with nine homers in 31 career regular-season games at Wrigley Field — all but three of them before he joined the Cubs...
Cincinnati Reds: What are the team’s plans for Matt Harvey and Billy Hamilton?

Cincinnati Reds: What are the team’s plans for Matt Harvey and Billy Hamilton?

UPDATE: The Cincinnati Reds apparently plan to pass on any further chances to trade Matt Harvey or Billy Hamilton before the end of the season.  After reports both players were claimed on waivers this week caused a ripple in the news cycle, a team representative announced both are expected to remain members of the club for the rest of this year.  Ramsey is the Reds director of communications...
Reds to ‘host’ Cardinals in Mexico in 2019

Reds to ‘host’ Cardinals in Mexico in 2019

The Cincinnati Reds are headed to Mexico in 2019. The Reds will host the St. Louis Cardinals in a two-game series (April 13-14) in Estadio de Beisbol in Monterrey, Mexico. The 2019 schedule was released today. The Reds open the season at home on Thursday, March 28, at 4:10 p.m. vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Schebler could rejoin Reds this week in Chicago

Schebler could rejoin Reds this week in Chicago

The Scott Schebler shoulder saga added a chapter on Sunday, but “The End” could be just days away. The Reds sent the outfielder to Double-A Pensacola for a medical rehab assignment they hope he can complete in time to meet them on Thursday in Chicago. Schebler has been sidelined since spraining the AC joint in his right shoulder when he ran into the right field wall at Busch Stadium in...
Cincinnati Reds: Hamilton returns to leadoff spot after 82-game hiatus

Cincinnati Reds: Hamilton returns to leadoff spot after 82-game hiatus

Friday felt like Christmas in August for Billy Hamilton. The Cincinnati center fielder received a surprise gift from interim manager Jim Riggleman when he saw his name in the leadoff slot for the first time since April 26 against Atlanta, snapping a streak of 82 consecutive starts in the ninth slot – below the pitcher. Hamilton celebrated by leading off the first inning with a single to right...
Cincinnati Reds place Joey Votto on disabled list 

Cincinnati Reds place Joey Votto on disabled list 

A hobbled Joey Votto is finally getting a break.  The Cincinnati Reds place their star first baseman on the 10-day disabled list Friday, 13 days after he was hit by pitch from Ryan Madson of the Nationals.  The team says Votto has a contusion on his lower right leg.  He started only six of the team’s last 10 games.  Taking Votto’s place on the roster is Aristides Aquino...
Reds top pick comes through for Dragons

Reds top pick comes through for Dragons

Jonathan India has been in a slump, and Thursday was his night to sign autographs for Dayton Dragons fans after the game. No worries about the timing. He gave the fans and himself something to talk and smile about while signing his name. His double in the sixth inning drove in the tying run and he later scored the winning run in a 5-4 victory over Lake County. “I’m struggling right now...
Utilityman turned pitcher best candidate to be Reds’ emergency catcher

Utilityman turned pitcher best candidate to be Reds’ emergency catcher

Interim Reds manager Jim Riggleman isn’t the only member of the Reds who believes Brandon Dixon is the best candidate to be the team’s emergency catcher. “I think Dixon would be next in line,” relief pitcher Jared Hughes. »MCCOY: Free falling Reds put ‘interim’ manager in tough spot Dixon, the rookie already listed on the game lineup sheets as an infielder-outfielder...
Reds notes: Barnhart comes through in unusual role

Reds notes: Barnhart comes through in unusual role

Tucker Barnhart’s 2018 pinch-hitter record is spotty, at best, but he came up big on Saturday night. Barnhart, normally the Reds starting catcher, was 1-for-9 with one run batted in when he hit for pitcher Amir Garrett with runners on first and second and two outs with the Reds trailing Arizona, 3-2, in the eighth inning. The switch-hitter, batting left-handed right-hander Archie Bradley, battled...
Herrera on outfield start: ‘I want to make a catch like Billy Hamilton’

Herrera on outfield start: ‘I want to make a catch like Billy Hamilton’

Dilson Herrera’s goal for the first start of his professional career in the outfield was lofty. “I want to make a catch like Billy Hamilton,” he said before Saturday’s game, referring to Cincinnati’s Gold Glove-caliber center fielder, who makes highlight plays look routine. Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman thought that was a reach. “Let’s hope he lets Billy...
Check out Reds’ players nicknames for Players’ Weekend 2018

Check out Reds’ players nicknames for Players’ Weekend 2018

Remember last season when the players wore nicknames on the backs of their jerseys?  That was fun, right?  Well, get ready for round two.  Major League Baseball announced Thursday afternoon the second Players’ Weekend will be Aug. 24-26.  Here’s a look at the nicknames Reds players will use:  Homer Bailey: "HOMER" Tucker Barnhart: "BARNEY" Alex...
Billy Hamilton reaches Cincinnati Reds milestone

Billy Hamilton reaches Cincinnati Reds milestone

Billy Hamilton tied a Cincinnati Reds icon Wednesday afternoon in New York.  The speedy centerfielder tied Eric Davis for fifth in franchise history with his 270th career steal.  Hamilton will take over sole possession of fifth place with his next steal, but it’s a long way to No. 4.  That spot belongs to Bob Bescher, a Wittenberg graduate who stole 320 bags for the Reds from...
Cincinnati Reds: 1st round pick set to make return

Cincinnati Reds: 1st round pick set to make return

Robert Stephenson is returning to the big leagues.  The Cincinnati Reds announced Tuesday that Stephenson, their first-round draft pick in 2011, will start Wednesday afternoon against the Mets in New York.  Stephenson, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound right-hander from Martinez, Calif., has been on a roll for Triple-A Louisville since June 25.  He is 6-0 with a 1.23 ERA in his last seven starts...
Reds minor league player killed, 2 teammates injured in Dominican Republic crash

Reds minor league player killed, 2 teammates injured in Dominican Republic crash

A 19-year-old Cincinnati Reds minor league pitcher was killed and two of his teammates were injured Saturday in a crash in the Dominican Republic. Jairo Capellan was killed in the morning crash. Pitcher Raul Hernandez, 19, is in “critical but stable” condition and outfielder Emilio Garcia, 19, is “receiving treatment but is alert and conscious,” according to an update...
Cincinnati Reds: Evaluating the Adam Duvall trade

Cincinnati Reds: Evaluating the Adam Duvall trade

Of course the first thing I did when I saw the Cincinnati Reds had made a trade with the Braves was look up where the players they acquired rank on Atlanta’s prospect lists for 2018.  None were to be found there, but there is good reason for that.  They’ve all had more than a cup of coffee in the majors already so they are no longer eligible.   These guys might not...
Hal McCoy: Let’s just put it bluntly, Eugenio Suarez is an absolute offensive machine

Hal McCoy: Let’s just put it bluntly, Eugenio Suarez is an absolute offensive machine

As Anthony DeSclafani stood in front of his locker Friday night after his short work night against the Philadelphia Phillies of 4 1/3 innings, he was asked about Eugenio Suarez’ home run streak. “Man, it is like he is playing a video game,” he said. And then, Saturday afternoon before the game, there was Suarez splayed across a black leather recliner in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse...
McCoy: Bailey’s return crowds Reds’ rotation -- for now

McCoy: Bailey’s return crowds Reds’ rotation -- for now

A long, lanky Texan wearing blue jeans and cowboy boots walked into the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse Sunday morning, a long suit bag draped over his right shoulder. “Hey, H.B., did I leave you enough parking space?” Scooter Gennett yelled as Homer Bailey settled into his dressing cubicle. Bailey drives a large pick-up truck, Texas-style, and Gennett feared he didn’t leave Bailey enough...
Riggleman: Reds all-star infield ‘a special group’

Riggleman: Reds all-star infield ‘a special group’

Of the three Cincinnati Reds interviewed Sunday about making the National League All-Star team, Eugenio Suarez showed the most emotion. The Pharrell Williams song “Happy” should have been playing in the background at Wrigley Field because “happy” was the word of the day for the 26-year-old Venezuelan third baseman, who was able to put aside a second straight disappointing...
5 things we learned about the Reds in June

5 things we learned about the Reds in June

The Reds began June in last place.  They ended June in last place, too, but it was a month we might some day look back on and say a corner was turned in the franchise’s rebuilding effort.  Let’s take a closer look at what happened during the month…  1. The Reds went 15-11 in June.  That’s right, Cincinnati’s baseball team had a winning record over...
Cincinnati Reds: Buy or sell these tradable players?

Cincinnati Reds: Buy or sell these tradable players?

June is winding down and the Cincinnati Reds are playing better baseball.  Of course that means someone is getting traded sooner or later.   Such is the life of a team that can’t quite get out of rebuilding mode no matter how hard it says it is trying.  The month of July — leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline July 31 — could see the Reds make some tough...
Bullpen blows lead, Braves drop series to Reds

Bullpen blows lead, Braves drop series to Reds

The Braves are a two-Freeman team and right now both of them are slumping, with one in particular having a big part in Wednesday’s 6-5 loss to the Reds. No one doubts that MVP candidate Freddie Freeman will soon snap out of his funk, but reliever Sam Freeman’s slide has been long enough to raise eyebrows and concerns. Sam Freeman came in with a 5-3 lead to start the seventh inning Wednesday...
Young Reds pitcher Mahle tough on hitters, tougher on himself

Young Reds pitcher Mahle tough on hitters, tougher on himself

One of the biggest reasons Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tyler Mahle has been doing so well lately might be that he doesn’t think he has been doing all that well. The 23-year-old right-hander offered a harsh assessment of his latest outing, when all he did was hold the Detroit Tigers to two runs through six innings with eight strikeouts to pick up his third win in his last three decisions. &ldquo...
Reds notes: Peralta’s issues are mechanical, not medical; Hamilton hitting; Votto ties Hall of Famer

Reds notes: Peralta’s issues are mechanical, not medical; Hamilton hitting; Votto ties Hall of Famer

Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Wandy Peralta had his worst outing in what has been a string of bad ones Tuesday night when he allowed five runs on four hits and a walk without retiring a batter. Peralta has 19.80 ERA in his last 10 appearances and has issued seven walks in his last seven innings, bringing his season total to 25 in 29.1 innings. That surpasses the left-hander’s 2017 total of...
Reds’ Suarez on possibility of reaching All-Star Game: ‘If this is my opportunity, I will take it’

Reds’ Suarez on possibility of reaching All-Star Game: ‘If this is my opportunity, I will take it’

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Eugenio Suarez looked across the diamond Tuesday and saw familiar colors. The Detroit Tigers, Suarez’s first team, visited Great American Ball Park for the first time since 2015. Three years ago, Suarez was still a prospect in many ways. Although he debuted with the Tigers in 2014 and played 85 games, he began the 2015 season in Triple-A Louisville after the Reds...
WATCH: Reds fan catches foul ball while holding baby 

WATCH: Reds fan catches foul ball while holding baby 

The Reds lost again to the Rockies last night, but at least one fan got a lifetime memory out of it.  Check out this video from the game of a dad grabbing a foul ball with a baby hanging from his chests.  Pretty slick, eh?  »RELATED: Reds draft area high school graduate
Reds draft area high school graduate in ninth round

Reds draft area high school graduate in ninth round

The Cincinnati Reds made eight more picks on the second day of the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday, adding five pitchers, including Mason High School graduate Andrew McDonald. “We got a lot of pitching today,” said Chris Buckley, the Reds’ vice president of amateur scouting. “Usually as you get a little deeper, a lot more of those guys seem to wind up in the bullpen, but...
Wednesday marks one-year anniversary of Gennett’s memorable night

Wednesday marks one-year anniversary of Gennett’s memorable night

Two boxes of Scooter Gennett bobbleheads sat next to Gennett’s locker in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse on Tuesday. The Reds will give away the figurines, which show Scooter riding a scooter, to the first 20,000 fans who walk through the gates at Great American Ball Park on Saturday. The Gennett bobblehead day comes at a good time for several reasons. For one, he’s playing like an All-Star...
Reds, Mets swap veterans before second game of series

Reds, Mets swap veterans before second game of series

The Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets swapped veteran players Devin Mesoraco and Matt Harvey, both 29 and former all-stars, before the second game of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park. The Reds also acquired an undisclosed amount of cash. Mesoraco has played his entire eight-year career with the Reds but has battled injuries in recent years and was backing up Tucker Barnhart this season...
Reds Notes: Reds make quick use of fresh arm in bullpen

Reds Notes: Reds make quick use of fresh arm in bullpen

The Cincinnati Reds added a fresh arm to the bullpen Monday, promoting Jackson Stephens from Triple-A Louisville and sending Kevin Shackelford to Louisville. They need to make that move after using six relief pitchers Sunday in an 8-5 loss to the Miami Marlins, and a four-inning start by Homer Bailey on Monday resulted in another long night for the bullpen in a 7-6 loss to the New York Mets at Great...
Hal McCoy: How did the Cincinnati Reds become one of the worst teams in baseball?

Hal McCoy: How did the Cincinnati Reds become one of the worst teams in baseball?

The downward spiral of the Cincinnati Reds began one day after they lost a 2013 National League wild card game to the Pittsburgh Pirates. They fired Dusty Baker. They fired the manager who had taken them to the postseason in three of the previous four seasons. They fired him after a 90-win season. They fired him with one year left on his contract. Why? Because in each of those three postseasons they...
Angelopoulos twins making their mark on Wright State track

Angelopoulos twins making their mark on Wright State track

At the Miami Duals track meet last month you might have sworn the same runner won the 800 meters and finished fifth in the 400. In actuality these were the respective results of Wright State’s identical twin runners Victoria and Sophia Angelopoulos. When you consider the athletic prowess of their parents, the twins’ success is no surprise. Their mother, Sandra, played volleyball and basketball...
Cincinnati Reds: Why is the offense improving?

Cincinnati Reds: Why is the offense improving?

For weeks, the Cincinnati Reds talked a good game about breaking out of their offensive slump. It was all they could do until they starting showing progress at the plate. “Yeah, we’ll get it going,” outfielder Scott Schebler said. “Everybody has those deals. We happened to have it early in the season.” “The way to handle it is to get out of it,” interim manager...
Despite rebuild, Reds need to ‘have a sense of urgency to win,’ GM says

Despite rebuild, Reds need to ‘have a sense of urgency to win,’ GM says

Four days after saying the season would turn for the better because it always does, the season did turn for Bryan Price — just not in the way he meant. The Cincinnati Reds fired Price, the 61st manager in franchise history, on Thursday, ending a five-year stretch in which he managed 666 games. His .419 winning percentage and 279-387 record goes down as the worst for any Reds manager who lasted...
Hal McCoy on 2018 season: Can the Cincinnati Reds avoid fourth straight last-place finish?

Hal McCoy on 2018 season: Can the Cincinnati Reds avoid fourth straight last-place finish?

Let’s see if we have this right: The Cincinnati Reds have been rebuilding for two or three years now, trading veterans for prospects/suspects. But last winter they didn’t trade a veteran for any prospects and all they did was add a couple of veteran guys to the world’s worst bullpen, signing Jared Hughes and David Hernandez. Does that mean they are no longer rebuilding? Are they...

HS Results 1/20: Trotwood boys knock off Northmont

The Trotwood boys basketball team routed GWOC foe Northmont, 76-73. Myles Belyeu led all scorers with 30 points in the win. Amari Davis tacked on 16 points and Justin Stephens 13. Jabari Perkins and Jamaal Linson each chipped in 16 points for Northmont in the losing effort. Ryan Foy added on 11. The win moves Trotwood to 7-0 in conference and 10-3 overall. Northmont drops to 1-5 in conference and...
Baseball bans former Braves GM Coppolella for life 

Baseball bans former Braves GM Coppolella for life 

Former Braves general manager John Coppolella has been banned for life by Major League Baseball as part of discipline handed down by the league Tuesday for major infractions committed in the international free-agent market. In addition, special assistant Gordon Blakeley has been suspended for one year. In handing down the punishment, the league announced that Braves will forfeit rights to 13 international...
Dayton native, former Cincinnati Reds player, dies

Dayton native, former Cincinnati Reds player, dies

A Dayton native and former Cincinnati Reds player who also was a member of the 1955 World Series Champion Brooklyn Dodgers has died. Bob “Bush” Borkowski, who resided in old north Dayton, died Nov. 18 at the age of 91. Borkowski, a pitcher turned outfielder, spent most of his six seasons in Major League Baseball with the Chicago Cubs and the Reds. Toward the end of his career in 1955,...
Joey Votto lost the closest MVP race in 38 years, and Reds fans are not amused

Joey Votto lost the closest MVP race in 38 years, and Reds fans are not amused

Joey Votto delivered a masterpiece of a season for the last-place Cincinnati Reds this year, but he finished second in the race for Major League Baseball’s National League Most Valuable Player. And Reds nation is not happy. It was the closest MVP race since 1979, as Votto finished only two points behind Florida Marlins’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton in voting by the Baseball Writer’s...
Reds promote two more rookie pitchers

Reds promote two more rookie pitchers

The Reds have added to their stock of rookie arms in the big leagues.  Cincinnati recalled pitcher Keury Mella and selected pitcher Deck McGuire from Class-AA Pensacola on Tuesday. In other moves, the team reactivated outfielder Jesse Winker from the 10-day disabled list and designated pitcher Barrett Astin for assignment.  <div></div><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"...
Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals ready to get started for real

Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals ready to get started for real

The Cincinnati Bengals made their final cuts, set their practice squad then made a few more moves.  They kept seven receivers, and they got a lot younger.  The Bengals also got a little smaller on the defensive front, trading high-potential, low-yield Wille Clarke for short-but-productive offseason acquisition Chris Smith.  Four of the players drafted in April didn’t make...
All rise: Sonia Sotomayor watches Yankee's game from 'The Judge's Chambers'

All rise: Sonia Sotomayor watches Yankee's game from 'The Judge's Chambers'

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited New York’s Yankee Stadium to watch her beloved team take on the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, and it only made sense that she found herself right at-home in “The Judge’s Chambers.” Sotomayor, a Bronx-native, took a seat in the rooting section named for rookie Aaron Judge as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 6-2, The Washington Post...
Check out what Joey Votto did for 6-year-old cancer patient during Reds game

Check out what Joey Votto did for 6-year-old cancer patient during Reds game

Joey Votto wrote another chapter in his growing legacy as one of the greats on and off the field Thursday.  The Cincinnati slugger hit a home run to right-center field in the seventh inning against the Mets then handed his bat to a youngster in the front row.  That fan, 6-year-old Walter Herbert, is a Votto fan who is battling stage four high-risk neuroblastoma.  He also gave Walter...
Sports Today: Almost time to see this revamped Ohio State offense

Sports Today: Almost time to see this revamped Ohio State offense

Ohio State football begins the 2017 season this week, and Indiana presents an appropriate opponent given the biggest story of the offseason: Revamping the Buckeyes offense.  This would be true even if Ohio State’s new offensive coordinator weren’t the Hoosiers’ old coach, but of course that adds another interesting layer to the proceedings set for Bloomington on Thursday night...
Sports Today: NFL’s terrible rules screw Bengals again

Sports Today: NFL’s terrible rules screw Bengals again

The further criminalization of physical contact in the NFL caught up with the Bengals late Sunday night when news broke Vontaze Burfict is facing a five-game suspension.  My knee-jerk reaction was five games seems like an awful lot, even for a repeat offender.  I thought I should sleep on it, and this morning I still feel that way.  But, hey, rules are rules, right?  Well...
Sports Today: Welcome back, high school football!

Sports Today: Welcome back, high school football!

Writers are told not to use exclamation points often, if at all, but today I’m making an exception because there is nothing like high school football in Ohio.  The season is only one day old, and we already have some surprising results.  Fairmont ended 13 years of misery by upsetting rival Alter 13-12 last night in the Battle of Kettering.  While that is undoubtedly a big...
Reds notes: Votto marks 10 years of service time

Reds notes: Votto marks 10 years of service time

Joey Votto walked into the Reds Great American Ball Park clubhouse before Thursday’s three-game series finale against the Chicago Cubs and Rob Butcher, the club’s vice president of media relations, greeted him with a “Congratulations, Joey.” The Reds’ first baseman responded with a smile, “Now I get my full pension.” Votto officially reached 10 years of major...
Sports Today: How disappointing will the Reds be before 2017 is over? 

Sports Today: How disappointing will the Reds be before 2017 is over? 

The Cincinnati Reds are really working hard to erase all the positives they established in the first half of the season.  OK, that’s probably overstating it a bit. Maybe.  As things stand, they still have proven they have solid-or-better players at all eight every-day positions with Jesse Winker still a wild card and Nick Senzel on the way.  The overburdened bullpen has had some...
Sports Today: The most important development from a Reds series win

Sports Today: The most important development from a Reds series win

Luis Castillo was lifted after four innings Sunday because of a high early pitch count and took the loss, but he gave up two runs on four hits and two walks in four innings.  In the shortest of his 12 starts with the Reds, the rookie showed he can battle. That is a trait that has been sorely lacking from many of the youngsters Cincinnati has taken a look at so far on the mound this season...
Sports Today: Who deserves most at-bats in the Reds OF the rest of 2017?

Sports Today: Who deserves most at-bats in the Reds OF the rest of 2017?

Was that a wild time in Chicago for the Reds or what?  Too bad the series is over because it’s anyone’s guess what insanity might have happened if there were a rubber match in the Friendly Confines today.  What else can you say when a series goes 15-5, 2-1, 7-6 and 13-10?  The Reds earned a split in improbable fashion Thursday with Phil Ervin’s 2-run homer proving...
Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals might have a pair of pass-rushing steals

Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals might have a pair of pass-rushing steals

The training camp performances of a pair of rookie pass rushers indicate the Cincinnati Bengals knew what they were doing when they waited until the third and fourth rounds to address that area of need in the draft.  Jordan Willis is in the spotlight today after Carl Lawson hogged it for much of the early part of camp (not to mention offseason workouts).  At 6-foot-2, 261 pounds, Lawson...
Sports Today: Reds show backbone, potential in taut thriller at Wrigley Field

Sports Today: Reds show backbone, potential in taut thriller at Wrigley Field

Unless it costs them a slot in the draft next summer, the Reds' 2-1 win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night doesn't mean anything.  But it sure was fun.  Tight. Tense. Tremendous.  Unless you hate pitcher's duels, this one had everything.  An exciting young starter (Luis Castillo) making a strong appearance at an iconic ballpark against the defending World Series champions...
Sports Today: It’s a Cincinnati Bengals game day

Sports Today: It’s a Cincinnati Bengals game day

Cincinnati Bengals fans, the long wait for preseason game No. 1 ends tonight with Marvin Lewis’ team hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Jay Morrison already laid out his six things to watch tonight and hit all the most important aspects of the game I can see, such as they are when the outcome doesn’t matter.  I am with Jay in wanting to see how Trey Hopkins performs on the offensive...
Sports Today: Cincinnati Reds call in legends to work with Hunter Greene 

Sports Today: Cincinnati Reds call in legends to work with Hunter Greene 

If you’re really into the whole, “Hunter Greene is the next face of baseball,” thing, well, last night was a good night for you.  The Reds’ first-round draft pick made his professional debut last night in Billings, Mont., and he stroked a two-run triple for his first hit as a Mustang.  Greene is a prospect as a pitcher and a shortstop, but he got his feet wet...
Former MLB star Don Baylor dies at 68

Former MLB star Don Baylor dies at 68

Former major-league baseball star Don Baylor died Monday morning after a long struggle with multiple myeloma. He was 68. Baylor died at 4:25 a.m. Monday at St. David’s South Hospital in his native Austin, Texas, his son confirmed to the Austin American-Statesman. Baylor graduated from Austin High School as one of the first African-Americans to attend the school and the very first to play...
Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals defense showing signs of feistiness

Sports Today: Cincinnati Bengals defense showing signs of feistiness

Friday night, the Cincinnati Bengals defense got rave reviews.  The pass rushers and the defensive backs were among the standouts, which of course is a double-edged sword when your own guys are working against each other.  We have reason to believe protection could be a problem for the Bengals’ offense this season, but the team’s pass rush was also in need of an upgrade. ...
Sports Today: Bengals offense gets a scare while defense gains versatility

Sports Today: Bengals offense gets a scare while defense gains versatility

We got a reminder yesterday about how quickly fortunes can turn in the NFL. One day you’re rookie Joe Mixon making headlines for running past defenders, the next you’re rookie Joe Mixon watching from a cart with a banged up heel.  Of course there is good news here on two fronts: It appears he is fine, and Giovani Bernard’s faster-than-expected recovery from ACL surgery...
Sports Today: To live tweet or not to live tweet? That is the question

Sports Today: To live tweet or not to live tweet? That is the question

Should we put the Twitter machine to bed when we’re in the middle of an interview?  Yeah, probably. Not that we will. Or can?  These are thoughts I had when I saw Texas coach Tom Herman (a Cincinnati-born former Ohio State assistant) is banning social media posts from reporters while they talk to his guys.  I may be in the minority, but I don't hate this at all.  I wasn't...
Sports Today: Bengals/Flyers Fight Club Edition

Sports Today: Bengals/Flyers Fight Club Edition

For the middle of the first week of August, we’ve got all kinds of stuff going on — including knuckleheads for the Bengals and Flyers.  But first a reminder: Never do anything wrong in 2017 because there will be video. This applies to you, me and people who play for the Bengals and the University of Dayton basketball team.  The moving pictures from the Greene County Jail are...
Sports Today: Joe Mixon turning heads at Bengals training camp

Sports Today: Joe Mixon turning heads at Bengals training camp

The star of day four of Cincinnati Bengals training camp was Joe Mixon if social media is any indication.  He put on a show at practice, reminding everyone he has a unique blend of size, speed and open-field elusiveness.  Mixon moves very fluidly, especially for a 228-pounder.  If he can give the Bengals a breakaway runner to go with the vertical receiving threats of A.J. Green and...
Sports Today: Positives abound in Cincinnati Bengals first weekend of training camp

Sports Today: Positives abound in Cincinnati Bengals first weekend of training camp

The Cincinnati Bengals got going over the weekend down on the riverfront and…. so far, so good.  On offense, the big story was thought to be Tyler Eifert and John Ross getting clean bills of health.  Then everyone saw Giovani Bernard looking like, well, Giovani Bernard despite having ACL surgery less than eight months ago.  This is a huge development for a team with...
Reds Hall of Famer Lee May dies at age 74

Reds Hall of Famer Lee May dies at age 74

Cincinnati Reds fans are mourning as Reds Hall-of-Famer Lee May has died. He was 74. The Reds organization issued a statement, extending condolences to the family, friends and former teammates of Lee May, who played for the home team from 1965 to 1971. "We are deeply saddened to lose the Big Bopper,” Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum said in a prepared statement...
Hartsock: DeSclafani sharp in rehab start

Hartsock: DeSclafani sharp in rehab start

It’s a long way from low-A to the Major Leagues, but Anthony DeSclafani took a step toward rejoining the Reds rotation with a rehab start for the Dayton Dragons on Saturday night. DeSclafani gave up one hit and struck out six batters in four innings of work against on the road at Fort Wayne TinCaps. The right-hander threw 46 pitches, 33 of them for strikes, and faced 14 hitters. DeSclafani suffered...
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