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  1. Jordan Zimmermann isn’t concerned about signing a long-term extension with the Nationals

    Feb 22, 2014, 10:35 PM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals v Washington Nationals - Game Four

    Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann signed a two-year, $24 million deal to avoid arbitration back in January. The right-hander, who has finished each of the past three seasons with an ERA of 3.25 or better, had been discussing a long-term deal with the organization, but the two sides were ultimately too far apart and agreed on…

  2. La Russa is not a Reds managerial candidate. Jim Riggleman is for some reason.

    Oct 4, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

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    As soon as the news hit that Dusty Baker was out as Reds manager people started talking about Tony La Russa. In addition to being a surefire Hall of Fame manager, he is close with Reds GM Walt Jocketty and worked with him for years in St. Louis. Seems that’s just wishcasting: Tony LaRussa has…

  3. Brandon Phillips: “we choked”

    Oct 2, 2013, 6:52 AM EST

    Wild Card Game - Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    The guy tells it like it is. Sometimes when he shouldn’t. But you can pretty much expect him to go beyond the cliches before most guys do, and he did so last night after the Reds’ loss to the Pirates: “We choked. I don’t care how my teammates feel about what I am saying now,…

  4. Listless Reds have no answer for Francisco Liriano

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:56 PM EST

    Brandon Phillips

    Swept by the Pirates over the weekend, the Reds went down without a fight. The hope that they could simply flip the switch — and maybe find their swag — Tuesday died a quick death in front of a raucous PNC Park crowd. The incredible thing is that the Reds had actually beaten Francisco Liriano…

  5. Reds get on the board but Pirates open even bigger lead in National League Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2013, 9:39 PM EST

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    Reds slugger Jay Bruce was 0-for-11 against Pirates starter Francisco Liriano entering this National League Wild Card Game and struck out on three straight sliders in his first meeting Tuesday night against the left-hander, but Bruce got Cincinnati its first run of the night with an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning…

  6. Pirates homer twice in second inning to take early lead in National League Wild Card Game

    Oct 1, 2013, 8:42 PM EST

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    Pirates starter Francisco Liriano struck out Reds leadoff man Shin-Soo Choo on four pitches to open the game and then induced groundouts from Ryan Ludwick and Joey Votto for a quick, nine-pitch first inning. That set the early tone in this NL Wild Card Game at a fired-up and blacked-out PNC Park. Liriano was even…

  7. National League Wild Card Game: Reds-Pirates lineups

    Oct 1, 2013, 3:40 PM EST

    Clint Hurdle, Marlon Byrd, Dusty Baker, Mark Carlson, Gerry Davis

    Here are the lineups for tonight’s National League Wild Card Game between the Reds and Pirates, in Pittsburgh: Reds: CF Shin-Soo Choo LF Ryan Ludwick 1B Joey Votto 2B Brandon Phillips RF Jay Bruce 3B Todd Frazier SS Zack Cozart C Ryan Hanigan SP Johnny Cueto Ryan Ludwick only drew three starts as the No.…

  8. Mat Latos will try to pitch through a bone spur in his elbow

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Mat Latos

    Last week Reds right-hander Mat Latos revealed that he’s been pitching with an abdominal injury since June, but that might be the least of his problems now. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that Latos underwent an X-ray after complaining of arm soreness and has been diagnosed with a bone spur in his elbow, which explains…

  9. Reds finish mailing it in, get swept by Pirates

    Sep 29, 2013, 4:56 PM EST

    Pirates' Harrison slides into home plate with an inside the park home run against the Reds during their MLB National League baseball game in Cincinnati

    It’s not that the Reds had nothing to play for this weekend; winning two out of three against the Pirates would have ensured that Tuesday’s rematch in the wild card game would be at home. Instead, they’ll travel to Pittsburgh for Tuesday’s rematch and elimination game after getting swept in the series. Right from the…

  10. Reds will start Johnny Cueto against Pirates in Wild Card play-in game

    Sep 28, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

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    Mat Latos has been considered the likely favorite to start the Wild Card play-in game against the Pirates at PNC Park on Tuesday, but Reds manager Dusty Baker told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer after today’s game that Johnny Cueto will get the call. Latos probably would have been the choice if he was…

  11. Francisco Liriano to start Wild Card game for Pirates

    Sep 28, 2013, 12:10 PM EST

    Francisco Liriano Getty

    With the Cardinals clinching the National League Central last night, the Pirates and Reds will officially play in the Wild Card game on Tuesday. And now we know who will be starting for Pittsburgh. According to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle confirmed today that Francisco Liriano will get the ball…

  12. Hisashi Iwakuma (quietly) had a really great season

    Sep 26, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

    Hisashi Iwakuma

    Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma put the finishing touches on a fantastic season last night with eight shutout innings against the Royals, lowering his ERA to 2.66. That ranks sixth among all qualified starters, behind only Clayton Kershaw, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey, Bartolo Colon, and Anibal Sanchez. He also ranks fifth in innings with 219.2, trailing…

  13. Johnny Cueto may have pitched himself into Wild Card playoff game start

    Sep 24, 2013, 1:13 PM EST

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    When Johnny Cueto was on the disabled list there was some talk of the Reds possibly bringing him back as a reliever, but he returned as a starter and now he might be end up being their No. 1 starter in the playoffs. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer asked manager Dusty Baker about that…

  14. Tony Cingrani making slow progress from back spasms

    Sep 21, 2013, 10:39 AM EST

    Tony Cingrani Getty

    Tony Cingrani hasn’t pitched since September 10 due to back spasms and it’s possible the Reds will have to get by without him for the rest of the regular season. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that progress for Cingrani has been slow and that attempts for him to throw have not gone well. The Reds…

  15. Johnny Cueto will make first start since late June on Monday evening against the Astros

    Sep 15, 2013, 1:47 PM EST

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    The Reds have a nice cushion on the Nationals for the second NL Wild Card spot and are only 2 1/2 games back in the National League Central division. Now comes a potential boost for the rotation. According to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, right-hander Johnny Cueto will start for the first time…

  16. Johnny Cueto could be ready to return to game action

    Sep 14, 2013, 2:07 PM EST

    Johnny Cueto, Dusty Baker, Devin Mesoraco, Scott Barry

    Johnny Cueto has been out since June 28 due to a recurrence of a lat strain, but he’s nearly ready to help the Reds as they attempt to maintain their lead for a Wild Card spot. According to C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cueto threw another bullpen session this morning. The Reds will…

  17. Johnny Cueto on starting or relieving for Reds: “I’ll do whatever they want”

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

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    Johnny Cueto threw 60 pitches of live batting practice to Reds teammate this morning and afterward pronounced himself “ready” to come off the disabled list following nearly three months on the sidelines with a lat injury. As for whether he’ll resume starting or move to the bullpen, Cueto told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer:…

  18. Tony Cingrani pulled from start with more back problems

    Sep 10, 2013, 9:05 PM EST

    tony cingrani getty

    Tony Cingrani spent 11 days on the disabled list from late August to early September because of a lower back strain. And the issue won’t go away. According to beat writer C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the rookie left-hander was lifted from his start Tuesday night against the Cubs with back spasms. Cingrani…

  19. Johnny Cueto throws batting practice, nears sim game

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Johnny Cueto Getty

    Johnny Cueto took another step in his recovery from a strained lat muscle yesterday, throwing 30 pitches of live batting practice to Reds teammates. Jeremy Warnemuende of MLB.com reports that a simulated game is next on the schedule, at which point Cueto could be cleared to return. And there’s been speculation that the Reds will…

  20. Johnny Cueto as a reliever would be interesing

    Sep 6, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    Johnny Cueto Getty

    Johnny Cueto had a 3.33 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 41/14 K/BB ratio through 48 and two-thirds innings this season, but he’s been sidelined since June 28 with a strained lat muscle. He threw a bullpen session the other day which was described as “impressive” and looks poised to rejoin the Reds soon. But he may do…

  21. Johnny Cueto throws 35-pitch bullpen session

    Sep 3, 2013, 11:39 PM EST

    cueto getty

    From C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer comes word that Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto threw 35 pitches off a mound Tuesday at Great American Ball Park and looked “impressive.” Cueto has been on the shelf since departing his June 28 start against the Rangers with a severely-strained right lat muscle. He is aiming to…

  22. Johnny Cueto returns to disabled list after aggravating lat injury

    Jun 29, 2013, 5:20 PM EST

    Johnny Cueto, Dusty Baker, Devin Mesoraco, Scott Barry

    UPDATE: Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that Cueto has been placed on the disabled list. He was set to be examined today, but there’s no word yet on the results. The Reds have recalled Logan Ondrusek from Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding roster move while Cingrani will replace Cueto in the starting rotation. 11:20 AM:…

  23. Tony Cingrani stays with Reds, shifts to bullpen

    Jun 17, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

    Tony Cingrani Getty

    Last time Johnny Cueto returned from the disabled list the Reds sent his rotation fill-in, Tony Cingrani, back to Triple-A, but this time around they’ve decided to keep the rookie left-hander around as a reliever. “He fills what we need,” manager Dusty Baker told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. “We need a power arm in the…

  24. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 17, 2013, 6:49 AM EST

    Anna Scorecard

    Athletics 10, Mariners 2: This game was a Father’s Day treat for me. Why? Because I used it to teach my daughter how to keep score. I printed out scoresheets. I did a little sketch on the top of hers to illustrate the numbers which correspond with each defensive position. I paused the TV after…

  25. Johnny Cueto activated from disabled list for Sunday start

    Jun 16, 2013, 12:58 PM EST

    johnny cueto getty

    As first reported by beat writer John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have activated right-hander Johnny Cueto from the 15-day disabled list. Pedro Villarreal was sent to Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move to clear a 25-man roster spot. Cueto will return to the Cincy starting rotation on Sunday afternoon for the Reds’…

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