Jul 12, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT
Reds first baseman Joey Votto has received platelet-rich plasma injections in an effort to get past his lingering quad injury.
Jul 8, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
At age 31 he’s being paid just $12 million this season, but Votto is owed another $213 million from 2015-2023.
Jul 7, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
Jay Bruce has been exclusively an outfielder in the majors and minors, playing there for each of his 1,257 professional games, but with first baseman Joey Votto on the disabled list Reds manager Bryan Price has Bruce starting at first base tonight against the Cubs.
Jun 10, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
After spending nearly a month on the disabled list with a strained quadriceps Reds first baseman Joey Votto is back in the starting lineup and batting third for tonight’s game against the Dodgers.
Jun 5, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT
Joey Votto is three weeks into his recovery for a strained quadriceps muscle and was able to field ground balls at first base and take batting practice with the rest of the Reds today.
May 30, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT
Joey Votto is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday, but the former MVP isn’t ready to return from a strained left quadriceps and there’s no official timetable yet for him to rejoin the Reds.
May 16, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT
Devin Mesoraco in, Jeff Francis out, and Nick Christiani down. The Reds made a handful of roster moves prior to Friday night’s series opener against the Phillies.
May 2, 2014, 6:29 AM EDT
Let’s play two! Three times! And let’s have a sweep in all three of them!
Apr 26, 2014, 4:19 PM EDT
The Reds’ hot-hitting catcher will be out two weeks
Apr 25, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT
The Reds’ hottest hitter suffered a hamstring injury in Friday night’s game against the Braves.
Apr 16, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata just made a great catch to rob Brayan Pena of an extra-base hit, but unfortunately he slammed into an unpadded portion of the wall in Cincinnati and had to leave the game.
Apr 7, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has been activated from the disabled list after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with an oblique injury.
Mar 20, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Some good news from Arizona this morning: Price: Chapman was up and joking with Brayan Pena this morning. They expect a full recovery. #reds — John Fay (@johnfayman) March 20, 2014 Pena: Chapman wants to make sure everyone knows he’s appreciates the prayers. #reds — John Fay (@johnfayman) March 20, 2014 Pena: He was telling…
Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT
Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…
Dec 3, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT
UPDATE: Not only are the Rays getting Hanigan from the Reds as their new starting catcher, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that they’re also getting reliever Heath Bell from the Diamondbacks as part of a three-team trade. Bell has become sort of a punchline in recent years, but he was quietly fairly effective…
Nov 25, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT
We have already seen Brian McCann, Carlos Ruiz, Brayan Pena, and Geovany Soto sign free agent contracts, and now it appears that another catcher is about to go off the board. Told Dioner Navarro is moving to resolution, Boston not in pursuit— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 25, 2013 While Navarro isn’t a big name, he’s…
Nov 23, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT
It’s the catcher market that has moved the most quickly in free agency this winter, with Brian McCann becoming the first elite free agent to come to terms, agreeing to a five-year, $85 million deal with the Yankees on Saturday. The other catcher deals: Carlos Ruiz – Phillies (three years, $26 million) Geovany Soto –…
Nov 8, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT
Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports that the Reds have signed catcher Brayan Pena to a two-year contract. The financials aren’t available and its all still pending a physical to be performed in Cincinnati on Tuesday, but other than that they got themselves a backup catcher. Pena was with the Tigers last year where he…
Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT
This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…
Oct 19, 2013, 9:49 AM EDT
After defeating the Tigers 4-3 in Game 5 on Thursday night, the Red Sox are just one win away from their first World Series appearance since 2007. They’ll attempt to finish things off in Game 6 of the ALCS tonight at Fenway Park in Boston. First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET while the…
Oct 17, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT
The Tigers are inching closer to the Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS. After Jon Lester walked Victor Martinez to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning, he bounced back by striking out Jhonny Peralta swinging. However, Omar Infante followed with a bloop single which dropped in front of a diving Jacoby…
Oct 17, 2013, 9:46 PM EDT
UPDATE: According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Avila exited the game with a left patellar tendon strain and is considered day-to-day. 9:46 p.m. ET: Alex Avila was forced to make an early exit from Game 5 of the ALCS, two innings after a home plate collision with David Ross. Avila twisted his left knee…
Aug 24, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT
Alex Avila began a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Toledo after being sidelined due to a concussion, but his return to the Tigers is temporarily on hold. According to Chris Iseman of MLB.com, Tigers manager Jim Leyland said that Avila had to make an early exit from his first rehab game due to…
Aug 23, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT
Alex Avila has been sidelined since suffering a concussion on August 10, but the Tigers catcher was cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment last night. Avila went 0-for-2 with a walk at Triple-A, spending three innings behind the plate. His early exit was planned, although three innings are fewer than expected. Jason Beck of…
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