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  1. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 9, 2013, 6:56 AM EST

    Angel Hernandez, Bob Melvin

    Indians 4, Athletics 3: Angel Hernandez said there was not enough evidence with which to overturn the original call of double on Adam Rosales‘ would-be game-tying home run.  Of course, the replay clearly shows that it was a home run, with the ball hitting off the railing above the wall.  This is pretty simple: If…

  2. Johnny Cueto tests lat muscle with 45-pitch bullpen session

    Apr 29, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

    Johnny Cueto Getty

    Johnny Cueto hasn’t pitched since April 13 due to a strained right lat muscle, but he could be days away from beginning a minor league rehab assignment. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that Cueto had no issues during a 45-pitch bullpen session this afternoon. It was his second time throwing off a mound since he…

  3. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 18, 2013, 5:55 AM EST

    Jay Bruce

    Reds 1, Phillies 0: CONTINUED FROM TUESDAY NIGHT: Nine minutes, a quick score and then the whole thing was over. About as good a night as you coulda hoped for when you were 17, but for the Phillies this had to be disappointing. Reds 11, Phillies 2: Well, maybe not as disappointing as this. The…

  4. Adam LaRoche out Saturday with back stiffness

    Apr 6, 2013, 12:01 PM EST

    Adam LaRoche Getty

    According to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com, Adam LaRoche is out of today’s lineup against the Reds due to a stiff back. He has been dealing with the issue over the past couple of days and made an early exit from last night’s 15-0 blowout loss after his condition worsened. It doesn’t sound like a major…

  5. 2013 Preview: Cincinnati Reds

    Mar 24, 2013, 9:43 PM EST

    votto getty

    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…

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

    Mar 22, 2013, 5:40 PM EST

    aroldis chapman getty

    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…

  7. Mike Leake avoids arbitration with Reds

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Cincinnati Reds

    Cincinnati and Mike Leake have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.06 million contract. Leake was arbitration eligible for the first time after throwing 179 innings with a 4.58 ERA and 116/41 K/BB ratio last season and requested $3.5 million while the Reds countered at $2.65 million. Leake was the eighth overall pick in…

  8. Reds sign right-hander Armando Galarraga to minor league contract

    Jan 22, 2013, 12:31 PM EST

    Armando Galarraga Getty

    CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Reds have signed right-hander Armando Galarraga to a minor league contract. Mark Sheldon of MLB.com hears that the deal doesn’t include a spring training invite with the big club, though he could presumably make his way over if he impresses in camp. Galarraga, best known for his near…

  9. Arbitration filings: Chase Headley’s $10.3 million request leads way

    Jan 18, 2013, 6:42 PM EST

    Chase Headley

    The Padres’ Chase Headley, the Reds’ Shin-Soo Choo and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer are among those asking for big raises in arbitration.

  10. Reds interested in Dexter Fowler to fill leadoff spot

    Dec 2, 2012, 7:37 PM EST

    Dexter Fowler

    The Reds aren’t willing to spend for Michael Bourn or Angel Pagan to upgrade from Drew Stubbs in center fielder, but there is a cheaper alternative available in trade: Colorado’s Dexter Fowler. FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi reports that the Reds are interested in Fowler, while the Rockies happen to like Reds starter Homer Bailey. There’s no…

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

    Nov 28, 2012, 8:39 AM EST

    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…

  12. The Reds are dead and Dusty Baker’s fingerprints are all over the murder weapon

    Oct 11, 2012, 5:09 PM EST

    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

    Scott Rolen just struck out to end Game 5 of the NLDS. The Giants win 6-4 and now they’ll go on to face the winner of the Nats-Cardinals series. This wasn’t all on Dusty Baker.  It wasn’t Dusty Baker who was beat around like nobody’s business in the fifth inning. That was Mat Latos, who…

  13. Giants have lead on Reds in the middle of NLDS Game 4

    Oct 10, 2012, 6:11 PM EST

    barry zito getty

    There’s a bullpen game underway in Cincinnati. Giants starter Barry Zito lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and two walks. Reds starter Mike Leake was lifted in the fifth after yielding three earned runs on six hits and two walks. Tim Lincecum is in — and on a sort…

  14. NLDS Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 10, 2012, 2:14 PM EST

    bruce bochy and dusty baker

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the NLDS between the Giants and Reds, in Cincinnati: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS CINCINNATI REDS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Brandon Phillips, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Zack Cozart, SS 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Joey Votto, 1B 4. Buster Posey, 1B 4. Ryan Ludwick, LF 5.…

  15. Reds remove injured Johnny Cueto from roster, activate Mike Leake for Game 4 start

    Oct 10, 2012, 11:51 AM EST

    Division Series - Cincinnati Reds v San Francisco Giants - Game One

    Johnny Cueto has been removed from the Reds’ playoff roster due to his strained oblique, which means he will not start Game 4 of the NLDS tonight and will not be eligible to pitch in the NLCS if Cincinnati advances past San Francisco. Cueto exited his Game 1 start after just eight pitches and given…

  16. Looking ahead to a full slate of division series action today

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:32 AM EST

    Mike Matheny

    Four games, two possible eliminations. Let’s see what the playoffs have in store for us today: Cardinals vs. Nationals, 1:07 PM, MLB Network The Nats and Cards split in St. Louis and now play a best of three in Washington, which will host its first playoff game since 1933.  The back-from-the-dead Chris Carpenter faces off…

  17. Johnny Cueto ruled out for Game 4, but replacement is TBA

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    cueto getty

    Yesterday when the Reds announced that Johnny Cueto has been diagnosed with a strained right oblique muscle they initially left open the possibility that he could start today’s Game 4 against the Giants. That always seemed incredibly unlikely and sure enough just hours later manager Dusty Baker officially ruled out Cueto for the start. However,…

  18. Giants break through in 10th inning of NLDS Game 3 against Reds to avoid elimination

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:32 PM EST

    joaquin arias getty

    Scott Rolen ranks among the best defensive third basemen in major league history and catcher Ryan Hanigan had a fantastic season behind the plate. But baseball can be an incredibly cruel sport. Hanigan let a Jonathan Broxton pitch get to the backstop with two outs in the top of the 10th inning, allowing Buster Posey…

  19. Johnny Cueto diagnosed with mild oblique strain, remains on Reds’ roster for now

    Oct 9, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    cueto getty

    Johnny Cueto left his Game 1 start in the first inning with what was initially said to be back spasms, but the Reds have diagnosed him with a mild right oblique strain. Not only do they remain undecided about removing Cueto from the playoff roster–which would make him ineligible to return before the World Series–the…

  20. Pittsburgh’s collapse gets an exclamation point with no-no

    Sep 28, 2012, 10:08 PM EST

    Homer Bailey

    The Pirates appeared to hit rock bottom on Wednesday, when they were shutout primarily by a pitcher they gave up on waivers to the Mets prior to the start of the season (Jeremy Hefner pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits, before rookie Jeurys Familia finished up). As it turned out, that was still just…

  21. Mike Leake “on the bubble” for Reds’ playoff roster

    Sep 26, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Cincinnati Reds

    Cincinnati skipped Mike Leake‘s turn in the rotation yesterday in order to keep Johnny Cueto on regular rest and Mark Sheldon of MLB.com writes that Leake “realizes he is on the bubble” for the postseason roster. Cueto, Mat Latos, Bronson Arroyo, and Homer Bailey are all ahead of him on the rotation depth chart and…

  22. Reds skipping Mike Leake’s turn in rotation to keep Johnny Cueto on normal rest

    Sep 24, 2012, 12:48 PM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Cincinnati Reds

    Mike Leake has mostly struggled since throwing a one-run complete game against the Mets on August 15, allowing 24 runs and nine homers in 32 innings, and the Reds have announced plans to skip his next turn in the rotation. Leake was slated to pitch Tuesday, but instead Johnny Cueto make that start against the…

  23. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 12, 2012, 6:06 AM EST

    New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox

    Just gonna warn you: this was written as cold medicine was taking effect, with wine — ill advised, I know — and while listening to the new xx album. Lots of heavy stuff here, not best for reason or, for that matter, the reading of box scores.  But we’ll soldier through because this is the…

  24. Johnny Cueto bests Cubs for NL-leading 16th win

    Aug 18, 2012, 4:54 PM EST

    Johnny Cueto Getty

    Johnny Cueto continued to bolster his case for the National League Cy Young award this afternoon against the Cubs, giving up two runs over eight innings as part of a 5-3 victory in the first game of a doubleheader. Cueto is now the National League’s first 16-game winner. David Price of the Rays got there…

  25. The Pirates and Reds are not liking one another right now

    Aug 6, 2012, 12:31 PM EST

    Andrew McCutchen AP

    On Friday, Andrew McCutchen was hit by a 101 mile-an-hour fastball by Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman. Then on Saturday, Reds starter Mike Leake hit Pirate Josh Harrison and barked at him. Yesterday Rod Barajas and Starling Marte were each hit by Reds pitchers. The Pirates did not retaliate during A.J. Burnett‘s win yesterday. And Barajas explained why:…

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