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  1. Bill Bray’s deal with Nationals has June opt-out clause

    Mar 8, 2013, 12:16 PM EST

    Bill Bray

    Bill Bray was signed to compete for a spot in the Nationals’ bullpen, but the left-hander has already been reassigned to minor league camp and figures to begin the season at Triple-A. And he might be there for a while, because James Wagner of the Washington Post dug into the details of Bray’s contract and…

  2. Nationals cut Will Ohman during spring training game

    Mar 3, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

    Will Ohman

    Adam Kilgore: Will Ohman, who pitched the sixth inning today, was cut before the game ended. Tough day at the office. The Nationals had signed Will Ohman to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League camp on February 11. He made his only appearance of the spring this afternoon against the Cardinals,…

  3. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EST

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    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  4. The Reds won’t be getting Bill Bray back this year

    Sep 7, 2012, 6:50 PM EST

    Bill Bray

    Bill Bray, Cincinnati’s talented but often injured left-handed reliever, is being shut down and sent home for the rest of the season. “He’s still on the DL,” pitching coach Bryan Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer’s John Fay. “He’s not going to be activated. He wasn’t going to pitch for us in September. He battled with…

  5. Reds place reliever Bill Bray on the disabled list

    Apr 24, 2012, 1:18 PM EST

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    Bill Bray, who was bothered by a groin injury during spring training, has been placed on the disabled list with a strained left groin. Cincinnati called up right-hander J.J. Hoover to replace the left-handed Bray on the roster and in the bullpen. Hooper was acquired from the Braves in the Juan Francisco trade and had…

  6. Stopped before he starts: Aroldis Chapman is staying in the Reds’ bullpen

    Apr 2, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Aroldis Chapman

    Aroldis Chapman spent all offseason and the first month of spring training preparing for a potential move to the rotation, but with Opening Day right around the corner the Reds have decided to keep the flame-throwing left-hander in the bullpen. Ryan Madson undergoing season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery likely played a part in the decision,…

  7. Reds “audition” free agent reliever Mike Gonzalez

    Mar 28, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

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    Dusty Baker is still trying to decide who will be asked to replace Ryan Madson as closer, but in the meantime free agent reliever Mike Gonzalez worked out for the Reds yesterday. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com described it as an “audition” and says Gonzalez “was spotted throwing in a bullpen session at the Reds’ complex.”…

  8. Reds undecided on closer replacement for Ryan Madson

    Mar 27, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

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    As soon as news broke of Ryan Madson needing season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery the assumption was that the Reds would move setup man Sean Marshall into the closer role, but manager Dusty Baker apparently hasn’t made up his mind yet. Baker told Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com that he’s “been getting that question from all…

  9. Bill Bray’s groin injury could send Aroldis Chapman back to the Reds’ bullpen

    Mar 8, 2012, 3:49 PM EST

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    Bill Bray had to cut a bullpen session short after aggravating a groin injury and if he’s unavailable for Opening Day the Reds may shift Aroldis Chapman back to the bullpen. All offseason the Reds talked about stretching out Chapman for a potential move to the rotation, but they have plenty of starter depth even…

  10. Reds “hold little hope of re-signing” closer Francisco Cordero

    Dec 5, 2011, 11:19 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    At one point this offseason the Reds were said to be interested in bringing back Francisco Cordero, but now John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that they “hold little hope of re-signing” the 36-year-old closer. Fay speculates that Cordero might even be willing to re-sign on a one-year deal because the closer market is…

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