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Reds promoted top pitching prospect Robert Stephenson to Triple-A Louisville.

The 22-year-old right-hander compiled a 3.68 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 89/43 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 innings at Double-A Pensacola, and has been especially strong over his last ten starts with a 2.36 ERA and .166 batting average against. It wouldn't be surprising to see him debut with the Reds later in the season.
Jul 2 - 8:30 PM

Aroldis Chapman tossed a perfect ninth inning Wednesday in a win over the Twins to record his 16th save of the season.

Chapman was given the task of protecting a one-run lead and had no trouble doing so, getting a weak popout and a strikeout before Billy Hamilton ended things with a diving catch in shallow center field. The fireballing left-hander is having another dominant season, as he's been scored upon just once in his last 10 appearances and has converted 16 of 17 save chances.
Jul 1 - 3:57 PM

Johnny Cueto held the Twins to just one run over eight innings while striking out eight in a 2-1 victory Wednesday.

Brian Dozier came around to score after smacking a leadoff double down the left-field line in the sixth inning, but that's all the Twins were able to scrape together against Cueto. In six starts since returning from an elbow issue, Cueto boasts a 2.52 ERA and 40/8 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings. In other words, he's looked like his normal self. The righty takes on the Nationals on the road next.
Jul 1 - 3:53 PM

Brandon Phillips doubled and scored a run in Wednesday's win over the Twins.

Playing in his first game since Sunday, Phillips just snuck in ahead of a throw from left fielder Shane Robinson to score on Joey Votto's sac fly in the third inning. Billy Hamilton later scored on an error and that was all the Reds needed in the pitcher's duel. Phillips has a modest seven-game hitting streak going.
Jul 1 - 3:29 PM

Sean Marshall (shoulder) played catch on Wednesday.

It was the first time he's thrown since undergoing surgery in May to repair a torn anterior capsule. "He looked normal, not like a guy coming off shoulder surgery. Pretty remarkable," Reds manager Bryan Price said. Despite Price's optimism, Marshall's appeal in free agency this winter figures to be limited give that he's coming off of a pair of shoulder operations.
Jul 1 - 10:55 AM

Raisel Iglesias (oblique) allowed just one hit over three shutout innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

Reds manager Bryan Price said the reports on Iglesias were "good." The right-hander is expected to make two more rehab starts before rejoining the big club's rotation after the All-Star break.
Jul 1 - 10:51 AM

Brandon Phillips (thumbs) is back in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

Phillips sat out the last two games with soreness in both of his thumbs. With Phillips returning to the leadoff spot, Billy Hamilton has been moved back down to the No. 9 spot.
Jul 1 - 9:56 AM

Eugenio Suarez hit his second home run of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

Suarez hit a solo shot off Phil Hughes in the third inning to get the Reds on the board. The homer was his second in 17 games this season. Suarez took over for Zack Cozart at shortstop and has held his own, hitting .328/.369/.475. Despite that, his offensive upside is limited and he can be ignored in most fantasy formats.
Jul 1 - 12:34 AM

Anthony DeSclafani allowed six runs on 11 hits over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

DeSclafani managed to stay mostly dry through the first six innings, allowing three runs but keeping the Twins from putting up a crooked number, but things didn't go so well in the seventh. Two inherited runners being allowed to score didn't help his cause. On the bright side, he did strike out seven in the effort. The loss dropped DeSclafani to 5-6 with a 3.68 ERA and 1.35 WHIP through 16 starts. The 25-year-old will try to bounce back Monday at the Nationals.
Jul 1 - 12:31 AM

Brandon Phillips (hand) is out of the Reds' lineup again for the second straight game Tuesday against the Twins.

Phillips injured both of his hands in Sunday's loss to the Mets and isn't feeling quite right yet. Ivan De Jesus will start at second base again while Billy Hamilton remains in the leadoff spot.

Mike Leake gave up seven runs in four innings, taking a no-decision as the Reds slugged their way to an 11-7 victory on Monday against the Twins.

Leake was handed a 9-1 lead after three innings, but gave six of those runs back in the top of the fourth. He allowed nine hits and a walk overall while striking out five. Monday's outing breaks a streak of five consecutive starts in which he held the opposition to three runs or fewer. Leake owns a 4.38 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a 65/27 K/BB ratio over 100 2/3 innings. He'll start at home against the Brewers next.
Jun 29 - 11:13 PM

Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI, and two stolen bases as the Reds held on to beat the Twins on Monday.

Suarez had logged four straight multi-hit games between June 21-25 and did it again on Monday. He doubled in two runs in the third inning and singled in a run in the sixth in a slugfest. Suarez is filling in for the injured Zack Cozart and has done well thus far, batting .316/.361/.421 with nine RBI and three stolen bases in 62 plate appearances.
Jun 29 - 11:04 PM

Billy Hamilton reached base four times and stole four bases in six plate appearances on Monday to help the Reds stave off the Twins.

Hamilton stole four bases in a game earlier this year and also accomplished the feat in September of 2013, so it's old hat for him. He singled twice and walked twice to set up his speed attack. The outfielder is batting a measly .224/.273/.295 but has scored 37 runs while stealing 40 bases in 46 attempts just ahead of the schedule's midpoint.
Jun 29 - 11:00 PM

Tony Cingrani (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

If all goes well, he could be back with the Reds by the All-Star break. The 25-year-old went on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained left shoulder. All 24 of Cingrani's appearances this year have come out of the bullpen.
Jun 29 - 3:25 PM

Brandon Phillips (hand) is not in the Reds' starting lineup Monday versus the Twins.

He hurt both hands in Sunday's loss to the Mets. Ivan De Jesus will grab the start at second base and hit second. Phillips is having a nice bounce-back season. His .287 average this year is his highest since 2011.
Jun 29 - 3:05 PM

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