Player News - Reds

Date: Team: Pos:

Reds non-tendered C Ramon Cabrera.

The 27-year-old backstop did a respectable job as Tucker Barnhart's primary backup in 2016, slashing .246/.279/.357 with three homers and 23 RBI in 185 plate appearances. He'll look for another opportunity on the free agent market.
Dec 3 - 10:35 AM

Reds non-tendered OF Gabby Guerrero.

Guerrero, who is the nephew of former MLB star Vladimir Guerrero, was claimed off of waivers from the Diamondbacks last week and now finds himself as a free agent. He struggled with the bat in 2016, slashing .234/.281/.383 across two minor league levels, but possesses enough talent that he should find another club willing to give him a shot.
Dec 3 - 10:30 AM

Reds non-tendered RHP Keyvius Sampson.

The 25-year-old right-hander was designated for assignment last week, but the Reds were unable to find a trade partner. Sampson appeared in 31 games for the Reds over the past two seasons, compiling a 5.60 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 84/53 K/BB ratio over 91 2/3 innings.
Dec 3 - 10:28 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price and general manager Dick Williams on Friday committed to using Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen as relievers next season.

It's no surprise, as Price indicated back in October that he might use the duo as potential multiple-inning closers in 2017. Both Iglesias (1.98 ERA, 54/19 K/BB ratio over 50 innings) and Lorenzen (2.88 ERA, 48/13 K/BB ratio over 50 innings) thrived in the bullpen in 2016. Iglesias probably as a leg up on the closer role.
Dec 2 - 6:00 PM

Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds would "have to be really, really motivated by an offer" to trade outfielder Billy Hamilton.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported that the Reds were open to trading Hamilton and Buchanan confirms that they have indeed heard from some teams about the possibility, but it doesn't sound like anything has gone further from that. Hamilton is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, so there isn't necessarily a sense of urgency to move him right now, but it's smart for a rebuilding team to at least do some due diligence on the matter.
Nov 29 - 3:16 PM

Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Reds are open to trading outfielder Billy Hamilton.

Olney notes that the Reds are listening to offers on all of their players, which shouldn't really be all that surprising for a rebuilding team. Hamilton would no doubt make sense for a few contenders. The 26-year-old took a step forward offensively in 2016 before going down with an oblique injury and offers game-changing speed and defense. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
Nov 29 - 1:04 PM

Reds designated RHP Keyvius Sampson for assignment.

Sampson, who will turn 26 in January, has put up a 5.60 ERA while splitting time between the Reds' rotation and bullpen the last two seasons. He'll catch on with a minor league deal somewhere.
Nov 28 - 4:10 PM

Reds designated C Ramon Cabrera for assignment.

The Reds essentially picked Juan Graterol over Cabrera for catching depth. Cabrera has hit just .264/.291/.378 over 215 plate appearances in the majors.
Nov 28 - 4:08 PM

Reds claimed C Juan Graterol off waivers from the Angels.

Graterol had been designated for assignment last week. The 27-year-old catcher batted .300/.340/.370 at the Triple-A level last season and got a cup of coffee with the Halos.
Nov 28 - 4:06 PM

Reds claimed OF Gabby Guerrero off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

The nephew of Vladimir Guerrero, Gabby batted just .234/.281/.383 between Double- and Triple-A this past season. He's had back-to-back disappointing seasons but will turn just 23 in a couple weeks. Obviously the Reds think he's still got a shot to make an impact.
Nov 28 - 4:04 PM

Reds signed RHP Johnny Hellweg to a minor league contract.

The 28-year-old hasn't appeared in the big leagues since a 30 2/3 inning stint with the Brewers in 2016. He was clobbered in 24 1/3 minor league innings with the Padres in 2016 before he was cut loose and latched on with New Jersey in the Canadian-American Association. He's nothing more than organizational fodder at this point.
Nov 26 - 9:23 AM

Angels designated C Juan Graterol for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Nolan Fontana on the 40-man roster. Graterol, 27, appeared in nine games with the Angels this past season and hit .300/.340/.370 over 68 games in Triple-A.
Nov 22 - 4:06 PM

Reds released OF Tyler Holt.

Holt had been outrighted off of the 40-man roster last month. The 27-year-old appeared in 106 games for the Reds in 2016, slashing .235/.327/.296 with no home runs, 13 RBI and a 48/23 K/BB ratio over 208 plate appearances. He'll look to latch on elsewhere on a minor league deal.
Nov 19 - 10:25 AM

Diamondbacks designated OF Gabby Guerrero for assignment.

The 22-year-old nephew of Vladimir Guerrero hasn't developed as the club had hoped. He hit a disappointing .234/.281/.383 with nine homers and 54 RBI between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno in 2016. He's talented enough that another club may be willing to take a chance on him.
Nov 18 - 8:25 PM

Reds purchased the contract of OF Jesse Winker from Triple-A Louisville.

Winker hit just three homers for Louisville in 2016 but batted .303/.397/.384 overall. The 23-year-old should push to debut in 2017.
Nov 18 - 1:02 PM


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