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  1. Reds hope to get Joey Votto back for the “stretch run”

    Jul 12, 2014, 4:14 PM EDT

    Votto Getty

    Reds first baseman Joey Votto has received platelet-rich plasma injections in an effort to get past his lingering quad injury.

  2. Joey Votto re-injures quadriceps, goes back on disabled list

    Jul 8, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Joey Votto Getty

    At age 31 he’s being paid just $12 million this season, but Votto is owed another $213 million from 2015-2023.

  3. Reds shift Jay Bruce to first base with Joey Votto out

    Jul 7, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    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.

  4. Joey Votto rejoins the Reds after 25 days on the disabled list

    Jun 10, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Cincinnati Reds

    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.

  5. Joey Votto works out with the Reds, isn’t ready to return yet

    Jun 5, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    Joey Votto Getty

    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.

  6. Reds are being “vague” about Joey Votto’s rehab status

    May 30, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

    Joey Votto Getty

    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.

  7. Reds activate Devin Mesoraco from DL, designate Jeff Francis for assignment

    May 16, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Cincinnati Reds - Game Two

    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.

  8. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 2, 2014, 6:29 AM EDT

    Roenis Elias

    Let’s play two! Three times! And let’s have a sweep in all three of them!

  9. Devin Mesoraco leaves Friday’s game vs. Braves with strained left hamstring

    Apr 25, 2014, 9:55 PM EDT

    Devin Mesoraco

    The Reds’ hottest hitter suffered a hamstring injury in Friday night’s game against the Braves.

  10. Jose Tabata leaves game with concussion-like symptoms

    Apr 16, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Pittsburgh Pirates

    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.

  11. Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco returns from disabled list

    Apr 7, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

    San Diego Padres v Cincinnati Reds

    Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has been activated from the disabled list after being sidelined since the middle of spring training with an oblique injury.

  12. Aroldis Chapman joking, expected to make full recovery, but needs plate in his head

    Mar 20, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Cleveland Indians v Cincinnati Reds

    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…

  13. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    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…

  14. Rays get Ryan Hanigan from Reds, Heath Bell from Diamondbacks in three-team deal

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    Ryan Hanigan Getty

    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…

  15. Gammons: Dioner Navarro is close to signing somewhere

    Nov 25, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

    Dioner Navarro AP

    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…

  16. Does McCann to New York set up a Salty, Red Sox reunion?

    Nov 23, 2013, 9:35 PM EDT

    Jarrod Saltalamacchia

    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 –…

  17. Brayan Pena signs with the Reds

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:39 AM EDT

    Brayan Pena AP

    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…

  18. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    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…

  19. Looking ahead to ALCS Game 6: Tigers-Red Sox

    Oct 19, 2013, 9:49 AM EDT

    Clay Buchholz Getty

    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…

  20. Tigers continue to chip away in Game 5 against Red Sox

    Oct 17, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    Brayan Pena AP

    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…

  21. After taking beating behind plate, Alex Avila makes early exit from Game 5 of ALCS

    Oct 17, 2013, 9:46 PM EDT

    Alex Avila AP

    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…

  22. Alex Avila sits out rehab game after experiencing headache

    Aug 24, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

    Alex Avila AP

    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…

  23. Alex Avila begins rehab assignment for concussion

    Aug 23, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Alex Avila AP

    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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