Player News - Reds

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Brandon Finnegan shut out the Padres for six innings to lead the Reds to a 6-0 victory on Friday night.

He limited the opposition to four base hits while striking out five. His record moves to 6-8 with a 4.68 ERA. Finnegan has struggled in two categories this year -- home runs and walks. Neither of those burned him tonight, although he did walk three. He has given up 22 home runs and a hefty 59 walks in 117 1/3 innings this year.
Jul 30 - 2:35 AM

Eugenio Suarez went 2-for-4 while driving in four runs on Friday.

He stroked a two-run double in the first inning and a two-run single in the fifth inning. Suarez has long since cooled off after his torrid start to the season, but he can still fill the box score on occasion. He is hitting .236 with 17 home runs and 48 RBI. He has chipped in seven steals for good measure.
Jul 30 - 2:30 AM

Brandon Phillips went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored on Friday.

Two of the hits were doubles. He seems to be recovering nicely from the hairline fracture in his hand that he has been playing through for a few weeks. His owners are hoping he can improve his weak .263/.301/.369 slash line over the last two months of the season.
Jul 30 - 2:22 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Rays have had recent trade talks with the Dodgers and could be involved as the third team in a potential deal with the Reds.

A potential three-team deal that would send Jay Bruce to the Dodgers appears to be gaining traction, with Yasiel Puig likely heading out the door in that scenario. Where there's this much smoke, there's usually fire, so stay tuned to see how this one develops.
Jul 29 - 8:43 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jayson Stark of ESPN reports that there may be a blockbuster three-team trade in the works between the Dodgers, Reds and a mystery club that would send Jay Bruce to the Dodgers.

No team is linked to more rumors at this time of the year than the vaunted "mystery team", but it sounds as though the Dodgers are hellbent on acquiring the Reds' slugger. It's looking increasingly likely that Bruce will be wearing a new uniform in August.
Jul 29 - 7:28 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Mariners have inquired on Zack Cozart.

Ketel Marte (mono) is due back in about a week and is unlikely to be going anywhere, so Cozart seems like an odd fit. Stark says that the Mariners have looked into acquiring Jay Bruce, as well. Cozart is arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter.
Jul 29 - 3:53 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Mets are among the teams that have expressed interest in Jay Bruce.

The feeling had been that the Mets likely were just shopping for a reliever, but that thinking may be shifting with them being connected to Jonathan Lucroy and now Bruce. Bruce wouldn't be a perfect fit, as they could use someone who could play center field, but the Mets appear to be thinking bat first, defense second here. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick also lists the Dodgers, Nationals and Orioles as having trade talks involving Bruce.
Jul 29 - 2:38 PM

Reds optioned OF Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville.

For some reason the Reds have decided to activate Homer Bailey from the disabled list even though he's not scheduled to pitch until Sunday. Waldrop owns a .250 average over 20 at-bats for the Reds this season. We'll see him again in September, if not sooner.
Jul 28 - 6:56 PM

Reds transferred RHP Caleb Cotham (shoulder, knee) to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a roster spot for Homer Bailey, who is set to return from Tommy John surgery Sunday versus San Diego. Cotham was close to returning from shoulder inflammation earlier this month but was shut down because of a knee issue. His return date remains a moving target.
Jul 28 - 6:48 PM

Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.

Bailey needed 14 months to recover from Tommy John surgery. He'll make his season debut for the Reds Sunday against the Padres. To make room for Bailey on the active roster, the Reds optioned Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville while also transferring Caleb Cotham (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.
Jul 28 - 6:44 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Reds president Walt Jocketty said Thursday that he hasn't received a great offer for Jay Bruce.

"Clubs inquire about certain players, but they never want to trade you anything," Jocketty told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "So what’s the point? You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff." We'd expect those offers to improve over the next couple of days as the August 1 trade deadline approaches. Bruce, 29, boasts an .895 OPS with 25 home runs and 79 RBI in 95 games this season for Cincinnati. He carries a $13 million team option for 2017.
Jul 28 - 1:56 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Trade rumors have been bubbling around Bruce's name of late, with ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reporting that the Reds have been pushing dialogues with interested parties as they look to throw in the towel on the 2016 season. For the time being, though, Bruce still plies his trade with the Reds. And he still plies it well. Against the Giants, the slugger rocked a solo home run off Madison Bumgarner to lead off the seventh inning. The bomb snapped a 1-1 tie and stood as the difference in the 2-1 final. Bruce's trade value probably can't get much higher at this point. He is slashing a beautiful .271/.323/.572 with 25 homers and 79 RBI across 362 at-bats. The 29-year-old outfielder has launched home runs in five consecutive games and has homered seven times in his last 10 contests. That is how you increase your trade value.
Jul 27 - 7:27 PM

Dan Straily pitched well in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Giants, surrendering one run on three hits over 7 2/3 innings.

Straily struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. He will be able to tell his grandchildren about this one, as he out-pitched potential NL Cy Young winner Madison Bumgarner in order to secure the win. The only run to score on his watch came when Conor Gillaspie rocked a solo homer to right in the bottom of the third inning. With this marvelous outing under his belt, Straily now holds a 3.84 ERA and 1.15 WHIP for the season as a whole. He will look to repeat Wednesday's result in a home start against the Cardinals next time out.
Jul 27 - 6:50 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners have "reached out" to the Reds regarding Jay Bruce.

Crasnick reported on Tuesday that discussions regarding a Bruce trade have been picking up steam of late, with at least four teams showing legitimate interest in the slugger. This season, Bruce is hitting a stellar .271/.324/.567 with 24 homers and 78 RBI over 358 at-bats.
Jul 27 - 4:41 PM

Adam Duvall went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three total RBI in Tuesday's 9-7 loss to the Giants.

Duvall hit a two-run shot off Matt Cain with one out in the sixth inning for home run No. 1, then followed it up with a solo blast in the eighth for home run No. 2. He was on-deck at the time Jay Bruce whiffed to end the game with a runner on in the top of the ninth. Bruce represented the tying run. These were Duvall's first two home runs since the All-Star break and give him 25 for the season as a whole. He owns a .247/.294/.545 triple-slash over 336 at-bats.
Jul 27 - 1:44 AM


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