Player News - Reds

Date: Team: Pos:
Mitch Nay - 3B - Reds

Reds selected 3B Mitch Nay from the Blue Jays in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 draft.

Nay, a supplemental first-round pick in 2012 out of an Arizona high school, struggled to the tune of a .222/.265/.393 batting line in 61 games with Low-A Lansing this past season. The 24-year-old corner infielder is a non-prospect.
Dec 14 - 12:10 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the asking price of Raisel Iglesias has caused teams to "give up" on acquiring him this offseason.

Iglesias is 27 and has shown flashes of brilliance in his time with the Reds while saving 28 games for the club last year, so it certainly makes sense that Cincinnati would ask for a substantial package for the right-hander, especially considering his extremely friendly contract. With the Reds unlikely to be anywhere near the playoffs in 2018, we'll see if teams become more active in pursuing Iglesias during the regular season.
Dec 13 - 8:26 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports says the Reds and Giants are "not matching up" on a Billy Hamilton trade.

ESPN's Buster Olney adds that the Reds are engaged with other organizations on Hamilton, whom he labels the "ultimate late-inning weapon" for a "big-market team." Hamilton has excelled defensively and on the basepaths, but the 27-year-old center fielder owns a weak .248/.298/.334 career batting line. He carries two more years of control.
Dec 12 - 4:05 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Giants remain the most interested team for Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton.

Giants general manager Bobby Evans talked up prospect Steven Duggar for center field on Monday, but the club clearly isn't against making a trade in order to improve their defense. Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. has also been mentioned as a possibility. Hamilton brings game-changing speed and defense, but he batted just .247/.299/.335 this past season. He's under team control for two more years. The Reds are reportedly shopping their outfielders (Adam Duvall included) in order to make room for prospect Jesse Winker.
Dec 12 - 2:27 PM

Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds are expected to pursue a contract extension with Eugenio Suarez later this offseason.

Buchanan was told by a source close to Suarez -- who is arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason -- that the third baseman would want the extension to be for at least six years, which he writes "wouldn’t necessarily be an issue for the Reds." If the two sides are unable to gain traction on a long-term deal, Buchanan says that could push the Reds to look to trade Suarez, although it's unlikely that would happen this winter. Top prospect Nick Senzel is a third baseman, although the Reds have discussed moving him to second base or the outfield.
Dec 11 - 4:55 PM

Reds signed OF Jared Mitchell to a minor league contract.

Mitchell, a first-round pick of the White Sox back in 2009, batted .295/.380/.489 with 14 home runs and 24 stolen bases in 122 games this past summer with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League. The 29-year-old corner outfielder will probably open the 2018 season with Triple-A Louisville.
Dec 7 - 9:24 AM

Reds signed LHP Kevin Canelon to a minor league contract.

Canelon, 23, put up a promising 2.97 ERA and 78/16 K/BB ratio in 78 2/3 innings (10 starts, 22 relief appearances) this past year with the Mets' High-A affiliate in St. Lucie. He figures to open the 2018 season with the Reds' Double-A team.
Dec 7 - 9:20 AM

Reds re-signed LHP Kyle Crockett to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The left-hander was non-tendered by the Reds on Friday, but have now come to an agreement. The 25-year-old southpaw owns a 3.44 ERA and 62/23 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings at the big league level and should have a decent chance at cracking the club's Opening Day bullpen.
Dec 4 - 4:24 PM

Reds non-tendered LHP Kyle Crockett.

Crockett wasn't arbitration-eligible and was just recently claimed off waivers from the Indians, but the Reds cut him loose. The 25-year-old owns a 3.44 ERA and 62/23 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings in the majors.
Dec 1 - 9:35 PM

Anthony DeSclafini says he's having a normal offseason after completing his rehab from a sprained UCL.

DeSclafini threw a 90-pitch outing in an instructional league game in October before shutting it down for the winter. "I was able to throw all of my pitches with no worries or issues. I thought I ended on a pretty good note," he told's Mark Sheldon. If he shows he's healthy next spring, DeSclafini would be a mixed-league sleeper.
Nov 30 - 4:11 PM

Tim Adleman has signed a one-year contract with the Samsung Lions of the Korea Baseball Organization.

The deal is worth $1.08 million, including a $100,000 signing bonus, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Adleman led the Reds in innings pitched in 2017, but that wasn't much of an accomplishment and he finished the season with a rough 5.52 ERA. The 30-year-old right-hander could look to return to Major League Baseball in 2019 with a strong 2018 showing in the KBO.
Nov 30 - 9:57 AM
Jose Siri - OF - Reds

Reds prospect Jose Siri hit his first homer of the season on Tuesday in the Dominican League for Gigantes del Cibao.

The homer came off of Lisalverto Bonilla, who is also a Reds prospect. The 22-year-old outfielder was recently added to the 40-man roster to keep him away from the Rule 5 draft. With plus power, plus speed and a track-record of success already, he's one of the more underrated outfield prospects in the National League. Those looking for a long-term play in dynasty leagues would do well to look his way.
Nov 29 - 6:27 PM

Reds signed LHP Victor Payano to a minor league contract.

Payano put up a 3.44 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 80/42 K/BB ratio in 65 1/3 innings (two starts, 35 relief appearances) this past season between the Double-A and Triple-A affiliates of the Marlins. The 25-year-old southpaw has never appeared in a major league game.
Nov 29 - 12:56 PM

Reds claimed LHP Kyle Crockett off waivers from the Indians.

Crockett was expected to land somewhere after being designated for assignment last week. The 25-year-old owns a 3.44 ERA and 62/23 K/BB ratio over 65 1/3 innings in the majors. He could be a nice find for Cincinnati.
Nov 27 - 2:52 PM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Zack Weiss from Double-A Pensacola.

Weiss, 25, posted a 2.63 ERA and 56/13 K/BB ratio over 41 relief frames between High- and Double-A in 2017. He's now protected in the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 9:04 PM

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