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Raisel Iglesias picked up his fifth save of the season Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Iglesias worked two scoreless innings to close out the 2-1 victory at Busch Stadium. He surrendered a leadoff triple to Kolten Wong in the bottom of the ninth but induced two groundouts and a shallow pop-up to stymie that threat. Iglesias has taken over at closer for the Reds with Tony Cingrani hitting some late-season speed bumps.
Sep 28 - 11:17 PM

Anthony DeSclafani worked six innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a win over the Cardinals.

The only run St. Louis managed the entire night came on a doubleplay groundout in the bottom of the fifth inning by pinch-hitter Matt Adams, scoring Aledmys Diaz from third base. DeSclafani struck out three and walked two, yielding six total hits. He finishes the 2016 regular season with a promising 3.28 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 105/30 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings.
Sep 28 - 11:13 PM

Scott Schebler is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals due to left hamstring tightness.

With Schebler hobbled, Hernan Iribarren is manning center field in his place. Iribarren is slated to hit second. Given the lateness of this injury on the schedule and the Reds' lack of contention, it is possible that Schebler could be finished for 2016. In 252 at-bats, the 25-year-old outfielder has slashed .266/.330/.437 with nine homers and 39 RBI.
Sep 28 - 5:01 PM

Reds transferred SS Zack Cozart from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Patrick Kivlehan, who was claimed off waivers from the Padres on Wednesday afternoon. Cozart is done for the season with a nagging right knee injury. He will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter.
Sep 28 - 2:21 PM

Reds claimed OF Patrick Kivlehan off waivers from the Padres.

Kivlehan has also spent time with the Triple-A affiliates of the Rangers, Mariners, and Padres in 2016. He is a .282/.344/.470 career hitter in the minors and the 26-year-old outfielder tallied 22 homers and 14 stolen bases in 123 games last season at Triple-A Tacoma. There's still some promise here.
Sep 28 - 2:20 PM

Tyler Holt (wrist) served as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement Tuesday at St. Louis.

Holt hasn't started a game since being scratched Friday with a sore left wrist, though it doesn't sound like the wrist is much of a problem anymore. He is slashing just .235/.327/.296 in 104 games (33 starts) this season as a utility outfielder.
Sep 28 - 8:54 AM

Eugenio Suarez went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Cardinals.

Suarez swatted three singles in the game, and he's now got a modest five-game hitting streak during which he's 9-for-22 with five runs scored. The 25-year-old has 20 home runs, 66 RBI, 77 runs scored and 10 steals to go with a .251/.320/.412 overall this year.
Sep 28 - 12:56 AM

Robert Stephenson allowed five runs on five hits over four innings of work in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Stephenson got through the first two innings without issue and allowed a solo homer in the third, but it was a four-run fourth inning that spelled his doom. All four runs came on one swing by Aledmys Diaz. The 23-year-old fell to 2-3 with a 6.27 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in seven starts, and he'll have one more start in 2016 when he squares off with the Cubs in Sunday's regular season finale.
Sep 28 - 12:49 AM

Brandon Phillips left Tuesday night's game in St. Louis after suffering a left hand injury.

X-rays were negative, but even minor injuries can be season-enders at this point. Phillips was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and an RBI sac fly Tuesday before exiting. He's sitting on a .291/.320/.416 batting line in 141 games played.
Sep 28 - 12:19 AM

Tyler Holt (wrist) appeared a defensive replacement in Monday's blowout win over the Cardinals.

Holt was scratched from Friday's lineup with a sore left wrist, but he's apparently making progress. The 27-year-old has hit .235/.327/.296 over 103 games this season.
Sep 27 - 8:29 AM

Tim Adleman limited the Cardinals to two runs over seven innings in a 15-2 victory Monday.

The Reds' offense provided the right-hander with plenty of breathing room, but the Cards never really threatened Adleman much in this one. He gave up just four hits on the night and didn't walk anyone, recording four strikeouts along the way. The 28-year-old has managed a respectable 3.90 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 12 starts for the Reds and his last outing will come this weekend against the Cubs.
Sep 27 - 12:12 AM

Steve Selsky went 5-for-5 with a home run and four RBI in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

Selsky had never tallied multiple hits in a game in his brief big league career before this one. He was part of a 22-hit, 15-run attack by the Reds, as Cincinnati ambushed Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals' bullpen. It's safe to say Selsky probably has earned a spot in Tuesday's lineup.
Sep 27 - 12:09 AM

Adam Duvall went 4-for-6 with a pair of homers and five RBI in Monday's blowout victory over the Cardinals.

He homered in the first inning, had an RBI single in the fourth, another homer in the fifth and another single in the seventh. The two-homer night was Duvall's third of the season and pushed his home run total for the year to 33, which trails only Nolan Arenado, Kris Bryant and Chris Carter in the National League. He also reached the 100-RBI mark Monday.
Sep 27 - 12:04 AM

Reds placed SS Zack Cozart on the 15-day disabled list.

Cozart hadn't appeared in a game since September 10 due to a nagging right knee injury and he won't play in another game this season. This was really just a procedural move. The 31-year-old shortstop finishes with a .252/.308/.425 batting line, 16 homers, 50 RBI, four steals, and 67 runs scored. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter after making $2.925 million in 2016.
Sep 26 - 2:53 PM

Raisel Iglesias struck out all three batters he faced Sunday to earn his fourth save.

Iglesias needed just 15 total pitches to carve up Chris Carter, Hernan Perez, and Orlando Arcia. The right-hander has now earned the Reds' last two saves with Tony Cingrani hitting a rough patch. Iglesias carries sneaky fantasy value into the final week.
Sep 25 - 5:30 PM


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