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

    Jan 18, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

    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.

  2. Reds interested in Dexter Fowler to fill leadoff spot

    Dec 2, 2012, 7:37 PM EDT

    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…

  3. 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…

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

    Oct 11, 2012, 5:09 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

    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…

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

    Oct 10, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    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…

  6. NLDS Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Reds

    Oct 10, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    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.…

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

    Oct 10, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:32 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Oct 10, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    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,…

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

    Oct 9, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Oct 9, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Sep 28, 2012, 10:08 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Sep 26, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Sep 24, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Sep 12, 2012, 6:06 AM EDT

    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…

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

    Aug 18, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Aug 6, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    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:…

  18. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Aug 4, 2012, 8:58 AM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman Getty

    The big series of the weekend kicked off last night in Cincinnati, as the Reds blanked the second-place Pirates by the score of 3-0 in front of a sellout crowd of 40,829 at Great American Ballpark. Mat Latos was dominant in the victory, allowing just four hits (all singles) over 7 1/3 shutout innings while…

  19. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 31, 2012, 6:21 AM EDT

    Kendrys Morales, Albert Pujols

    Angels 15, Rangers 8: Kendrys Morales hit homers from each side of the plate in the sixth inning — one of which was a grand slam — and drove in six runs overall as the Angels make mincemeat out of the Rangers. Roy Oswalt got tattooed. Between that, Cliff Lee trade rumors and Roy Halladay‘s…

  20. Mat Latos fans career-high 13 in complete-game victory

    Jun 25, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT

    Mat Latos

    Mat Latos made the most of two extra days of rest, pitching his second career complete game and striking out a career-high 13 batters Monday as the Reds beat the Brewers 3-1. Latos was pushed back to Monday because Reds manager Dusty Baker wanted to slot him in between Mike Leake and Bronson Arroyo in…

  21. The Cincinnati Reds are sick

    Jun 13, 2012, 5:31 PM EDT

    Reds logo small

    No, that’s not some figure of speech. It’s a literal description: There was a big pot of chicken soup in the dining area of the Cincinnati Reds’ clubhouse on Wednesday. Several players were in the trainer’s room getting intravenous fluids. A day after a stomach virus went through the team, the Reds were starting to…

  22. Reds fan who caught two homers was honorary captain last night

    May 23, 2012, 8:23 AM EDT

    Caleb Lloyd

    This is fun: Caleb Lloyd, the guy who caught the home run balls hit on consecutive plays on Monday, was the Reds honorary game captain last night. I’m guessing he also got the chance to meet Mike Leake and Zack Cozart, so there were all kinds of fringe benefits.  No word on whether, had the Reds…

  23. Reds fan catches back-to-back homers

    May 22, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Reds logo small

    Why, this is improbable. Reds fan Caleb Lloyd caught two home run balls last night. On back-to-back homers: The 20-year-old junior from Thomas More College was in left field when Reds pitcher Mike Leake hit his first career homer in the fourth inning. The ball went directly to Lloyd, who had never caught a ball at a…

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

    May 22, 2012, 6:10 AM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Marlins 7, Rockies 4: Jamie Moyer pitched in his 50th different major league park. But he may have given up his longest most hellacious homer ever. Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam that went 438 feet in basically a straight line and broke the friggin’ scoreboard. Roy Hobbs stuff, there. Gave the Marlins the lead and,…

  25. Aroldis Chapman continues to dominate out of the bullpen

    Apr 21, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

    Aroldis Chapman Getty

    After striking out two over a scoreless inning in yesterday’s win over the Cubs, Aroldis Chapman has now worked nine scoreless innings in six relief appearances this season. Given that the Reds considered using him as a starter during spring training, this is a pretty appropriate time to look at his overall numbers. And yes,…

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