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  1. Aroldis Chapman throws bullpen session for first time since being hit by comebacker

    Apr 14, 2014, 8:46 PM EDT

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    Good news, baseball fans. Aroldis Chapman is throwing off a mound again.

  2. Reds deem Jonathan Broxton ready to pitch … and close?

    Apr 8, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

    Jonathan Broxton

    Reds manager Bryan Price has already said that Jonathan Broxton would take over as Aroldis Chapman’s closer fill-in once healthy, so now that he’s off the disabled list it’ll be interesting to see if the big right-hander immediately jumps into ninth-inning duties.

  3. Jonathan Broxton is the Reds’ choice to replace Aroldis Chapman

    Apr 3, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jonathan Broxton

    For now the Reds are going with closer-by-committee in Aroldis Chapman’s absence, but manager Bryan Price said yesterday that Jonathan Broxton will take over ninth-inning duties once the big right-hander returns from the disabled list in a week or so.

  4. 2014 Preview: Cincinnati Reds

    Mar 30, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Cincinnati Reds. The Big Question: Is this still a playoff team? The Reds won 90 games last year to…

  5. Jonathan Broxton out six months after elbow surgery

    Aug 23, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds - Game Three

    Yesterday when the Reds announced that Jonathan Broxton needed elbow surgery manager Dusty Baker said that an official return timetable wouldn’t be known until doctors “get in there and see what’s wrong.” Well, the doctors got in there today to repair a torn flexor mass and now the Reds say Broxton will be out for…

  6. Jonathan Broxton needs elbow surgery, out for the season

    Aug 22, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

    Jonathan Broxton

    Cincinnati signing Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21 million contract was criticized heavily this offseason and now it looks considerably worse, as the right-hander will miss the remainder of the season following elbow surgery. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com described the current details surrounding Broxton’s recovery timetable as “vague” and manager Dusty Baker indicated that doctors…

  7. What if the Brewers had kept Prince Fielder over Ryan Braun?

    Jul 22, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder

    The truth is that the Brewers made their choice well before Prince Fielder signed with the Tigers two winters age. As a small-market team already pushing the payroll to the limit in 2010, the Brewers knew they’d have to decide whether to build around Ryan Braun or Fielder. What made it an easy choice was…

  8. Tony Cingrani stays with Reds, shifts to bullpen

    Jun 17, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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    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…

  9. Johnny Cueto to return from disabled list Sunday, Tony Cingrani could stay in bullpen

    Jun 15, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

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    The Reds will activate right-hander Johnny Cueto from the disabled list to start tomorrow against the Brewers, reports Trent C. Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Cueto was placed on the disabled list on June 1 with a lat strain, so he’ll only miss the minimum 15 days. While he didn’t make a minor league rehab…

  10. Jonathan Broxton placed on disabled list with right elbow strain

    Jun 15, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Jonathan Broxton Getty

    The Reds are already without left-hander Sean Marshall due to a shoulder sprain, but their bullpen was handed another blow today, as Jonathan Broxton was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor mass strain in his right elbow. Broxton allowed the winning run in Thursday’s 14-inning loss to the Cubs, after which he…

  11. Dusty Baker will not use Aroldis Chapman for multi-inning work

    Jun 14, 2013, 10:50 PM EDT

    Reds' manager Dusty Baker watches from the dugout as his team plays the Giants in Game 5 of their MLB NLDS playoff baseball series in Cincinnati

    In the latest instance of a Major League manager refusing to consider anything but by-the-book bullpen use, Reds manager Dusty Baker reiterated to the media that he will not use closer Aroldis Chapman for more than one inning: Dusty Baker just said he will not use Aroldis Chapman in the 8th inning. Said the days…

  12. Mat Latos extends unbeaten streak to 20 consecutive games

    Jun 8, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

    Mat Latos

    Reds starter Mat Latos was last saddled with a loss on August 24 last season, when he allowed seven runs in five innings to the Cardinals. In the 20 starts since, Latos has won ten games and received ten no-decisions. Tonight marked the 20th consecutive game in which Latos started a game and did not…

  13. Play of the Day: Garrett Jones hits the Allegheny on the fly

    Jun 2, 2013, 8:25 PM EDT

    Garrett Jones

    For just the second time in PNC Park’s 13-year history, a player hit a home run into the Allegheny River on the fly. Garrett Jones became the first Pirate to do so when he slugged a two-run, game-tying home run off of Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton down the right field line, clearing the sidewalk in…

  14. Sean Marshall has yet to pitch because of shoulder fatigue

    Apr 4, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds Photo Day

    Last year at this time Sean Marshall was beginning the season as the Reds’ closer, but that didn’t last long and now he’s third in the bullpen hierarchy behind Aroldis Chapman and Jonathan Broxton. If he can get healthy enough to pitch, that is. Marshall hasn’t been available yet this season because of shoulder fatigue,…

  15. 2013 Preview: Cincinnati Reds

    Mar 24, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Cincinnati Reds. The Big Question: Is this the Reds’ year? It certainly has that feel. The Reds tallied 97…

  16. The Reds make it official: Aroldis Chapman will be the closer

    Mar 22, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

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    This was reported yesterday, but today the Reds officially announced it: Aroldis Chapman will be the closer. Walt Jocketty made the announcement at Reds camp today. He added that Jonathan Broxton will be the setup man and Mike Leake is in the rotation.  He added that he had not, contrary to popular opinion, been pushing…

  17. Reds moving Aroldis Chapman back to the bullpen

    Mar 21, 2013, 10:52 AM EDT

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    Aroldis Chapman has been preparing all spring as if he’ll be in the starting rotation, but Paul Daughtery of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds have decided to shift him back to the closer role. Chapman always wanted to remain in the bullpen and manager Dusty Baker wanted to leave him at closer too,…

  18. Aroldis Chapman wants to close

    Mar 16, 2013, 9:40 PM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    Perhaps the biggest debate of the off-season, at least after the AL MVP award was handed out, was the benefit or detriment of the Reds’ desire to move Aroldis Chapman to the starting rotation. Chapman, behind a high-90′s fastball, finished the 2012 season with a 1.51 ERA and 38 saves. However, the Reds signed Jonathan…

  19. Reds won’t disclose how they’ll handle Aroldis Chapman’s workload as a starter

    Feb 16, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    The Reds are stretching out left-hander Aroldis Chapman this spring in preparation for moving him to the starting rotation. However, while the club plans to handle his workload responsibly, they aren’t willing to say much more. According to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, Reds pitching coach Bryan Price said today that the team doesn’t plan to…

  20. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    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:…

  21. Aroldis Chapman is going to be a starter for the Reds

    Nov 28, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman

    Nothing is official yet, but every indication is that the Reds will move Aroldis Chapman into the rotation after signing Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21 million deal to replace him as closer. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes as if it might as well be official, saying “this means Chapman’s going to start”…

  22. The Reds re-sign Jonathan Broxton to a three-year, $21 million deal

    Nov 28, 2012, 8:39 AM EDT

    Jonathan Broxton

    UPDATE: Yes, it was close to Brandon League‘s deal. Ken Rosenthal reports that Broxton is getting three years and $21 million guaranteed. The salaries climb, paying him $4 million in 2013, $7 million in 2014, $9 million in 2015 and either a $1 million buyout or a $9 million option for 2016. That may seem crazy…

  23. Reds “in serious talks” to re-sign Jonathan Broxton

    Nov 26, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds - Game Three

    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Reds are “in serious talks” to re-sign free agent reliever Jonathan Broxton and adds that the contract is “expected to be a multi-year deal.” Broxton was traded from Kansas City to Cincinnati on July 31 and the big right-hander threw 22 innings for the Reds with a 2.82…

  24. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  25. Backs against the wall, Giants and A’s come through

    Oct 10, 2012, 1:47 AM EDT

    Grant Balfour

    With four teams combining on just 16 hits and five runs, Tuesday’s games were all about the pitching. Facing elimination, the Giants and A’s survived thanks to the strength of their rotations and bullpens. Tied 1-1 for most of the day, the Giants tried emptying their bench as a means to score a run in…

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