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Mat Latos picked up his fifth win with a 10-strikeout performance in Wednesday's start against the Cubs.

Latos reached double-digit strikeouts for the first time this season, vastly eclipsing his previous season-high of seven. He did run into some trouble early, allowing second-inning solo home runs to Luis Valbuena and Jorge Soler. Overall, he gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk. He'll take a 3.15 ERA, a 1.08 WHIP, and a 67/24 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's start against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Aug 27 - 10:43 PM

Aroldis Chapman allowed the tying run to reach base, but escaped the ninth inning unharmed as he picked up his 28th save in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

Chapman allowed a lead-off single to Arismendy Alcantara, then struck out the next two batters before walking Chris Coghlan to put the tying run on base. The lefty was able to get Javier Baez to fly out to deep center field to end the contest. Chapman is now 28-for-30 in save chances with a 2.49 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and an 85/19 K/BB ratio.
Aug 27 - 10:36 PM

Joey Votto (quad) did some "baseball activities" Wednesday, taking ground balls.

Votto has also been playing catch and doing some running. He appears to be getting closer to a return, but the minor league seasons ending over the weekend limits his opportunities to get into rehab games. Even when he comes back he won't be 100 percent, Reds manager Bryan Price has continued to say, and it's still unclear when that return may be.
Aug 27 - 6:30 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mat Latos and Mike Leake went on revocable waivers Tuesday.

Rosenthal notes that both are "likely to be claimed," but "neither figures to be traded." It was Rosenthal over the weekend who noted that the Reds are likely to trade at least one starter over the offseason, and he reiterated that point Wednesday. He's said that Latos is "perhaps the most likely" of the Reds' starters to be dealt. Latos, Leake, Cueto and Alfredo Simon are all under team control for just one more season.
Aug 27 - 10:11 AM

Johnny Cueto allowed a pair of home runs en route to a loss, yielding three runs in 6 1/3 innings overall against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Cueto surrendered a first-inning solo shot to Anthony Rizzo, which would prove to be all of the offense starter Travis Wood and the Cubs' bullpen would need. Arismendy Alcantara added a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Overall, Cueto allowed seven hits and walked two while striking out eight. He has failed twice in a row to win his 16th game, and now has a 2.26 ERA, a 0.96 WHIP, and a 199/55 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Sunday next.
Aug 26 - 10:58 PM

Dylan Axelrod will be recalled to start on Thursday versus the Cubs.

Axelrod allowed just two runs over six innings in a start for the Reds earlier this month but had to be sent down because the Reds needed a fresh bullpen arm. He'll remain in the rotation for a while if he pitches well. "I intend to get a good look at Dylan and give him every opportunity to pitch down the stretch for us and show his value to the organization," Reds manager Bryan Price said.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Aug 26 - 8:04 PM

The Reds are awaiting test results after Homer Bailey (elbow) was re-evaluated recently.

Bailey has been limited to a strengthening program and admits that he's still not feeling 100 percent. "Little things kind of spark it every now and then, like grip stuff," he said. "My mind says I can still throw. But I had a feeling if I tried that, it would prove to be quite wrong." The Reds are hoping to get Bailey back sometime next month, but obviously it's no guarantee.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Aug 26 - 8:03 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that he doesn't expect Tony Cingrani (shoulder) to return this season.

Cingrani had to be shut down from a throwing program earlier this month after feeling renewed discomfort in his left shoulder. "At this point in time, I'm not anticipating him being back, simply because I don't think he would have enough time to get back and be able to help us in September," Price said.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Aug 26 - 7:57 PM

Joey Votto (quad) has begun throwing and taking dry swings.

It's the first dose of baseball-related activities for Votto since he landed on the disabled list July 6 with a strained left quad. The Reds have plummeted out of the postseason picture in his absence and aren't going to rush him back at this point. Votto can probably be dropped in redraft leagues.
Aug 26 - 4:24 PM

Reds prospect RHP Robert Stephenson scuffled again on Monday, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks over five innings for Double-A Pensacola.

He struck out five batters in the outing. Stephenson held his own during the first half of the season at Double-A, posting a 3.99 ERA and .212 BAA with 73 strikeouts over 70 innings. Unfortunately, the 21-year-old’s second half has been a struggle, evidenced by his 6.03 ERA, 11 home runs allowed and 33 walks in 59 2/3 frames. On the year, the hard-throwing right-hander owns a 4.93 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through 129 2/3 innings (25 starts). Stephenson has continued to miss bats at a favorable rate (9.1 K/9) against older hitters, but his 1.3 HR/9 and decreased groundball rate are two concerning trends to follow heading into 2015.
Aug 26 - 3:38 PM

Reds prospect OF Yorman Rodriguez stayed hot Monday, going 4-for-4 with one home run, two doubles, three runs scored and a stolen base for Double-A Pensacola.

Few hitters have been hotter than Rodriguez as of late, as the 22-year-old outfielder is batting .450/.538/.900 with four home runs, six doubles, 11 RBI and more walks (10) than strikeouts (8) during his current 11-game hitting streak. So far this month, he has hit as many doubles (10) as he did in all previous months combined, and he’s also one long ball away shy of matching his season home run total. Rodriguez already holds a place on the Reds’ 40-man roster, so there’s a chance he could receive an audition at the highest level in September.
Aug 26 - 1:20 PM

Alfredo Simon struck out six while tossing seven frames of one-run ball in Sunday's 5-3 victory over the Braves.

He yielded just five hits and one walk (and it was intentional). This was easily Simon's best outing of the second half, as he came into Sunday's proceedings with a 5.40 ERA over seven starts. Perhaps he does still have a little bit left in the tank in what has been his first year as a full-time starter in the majors. He gets the Pirates on the road next weekend.
Aug 24 - 4:43 PM

Jonathan Broxton allowed three baserunners and recorded just one out, but it was enough to convert his seventh save of the season in Sunday's win over the Braves.

With Aroldis Chapman unavailable, Broxton was tasked with getting the final out of the game after Logan Ondrusek yielded an infield single to Emilio Bonifacio. The big right-hander permitted an RBI single and consecutive walks to load the bases before finally getting out of it on a Justin Upton fielder's choice. Despite Sunday's shaky outing, Broxton has been terrific this season with a 1.36 ERA and 0.93 WHIP.
Aug 24 - 4:38 PM

Todd Frazier singled and belted a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Braves.

The longball was his 22nd of the season but just his third in 32 games since the All-Star Game (and Home Run Derby). With a .279 average, 67 RBI and 17 stolen bases to go along with the 22 bombs, Frazier has been the most valuable third baseman in fantasy this season.
Aug 24 - 4:29 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal thinks that Mat Latos is "perhaps the most likely" of the Reds' starters to be traded over the offseason.

Rosenthal notes that Latos, Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon are all under team control for just one more season, and the club might trade "at least one of them" over the winter. Cincy's preference would surely be to ink Cueto to a long-term extension, though he'll likely cost quite a bit more than Homer Bailey ($105 million). Rosenthal adds that none of the Reds' starters have been placed on waivers yet and that a deal involving them in August is unlikely.
Aug 24 - 10:32 AM


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