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Jose Peraza will spend time working at shortstop this fall in the Venezuelan Winter League.

It makes sense, as Zack Cozart is unlikely to return to the Reds as he enters free agency this fall. The former Dodgers and Braves prospect struggled to a .259/.297/.324 line this year, but he did steal 23 bases, and more consistent playing time could help him put up more steals and better numbers at the plate. That's the hope, anyway.
Source: MLB.com
Oct 18 - 4:10 PM

Brandon Finnegan feels "completely healed" in both of his shoulders ahead of the 2018 season.

"I've got more rotation in my right shoulder than I had before I got hurt. That's a good thing. I'll start working out in November and throwing in December. I'll keep up with my running, and that's it," Finnegan said. The left-hander didn't pitch after June 26, and he'd be a welcome addition to the Reds' rotation or bullpen if he truly is ready to go this spring.
Source: MLB.com
Oct 18 - 4:05 PM

Reds president of baseball operations and general manager Dick Williams told C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer that he plans to keep in touch with impending free agent Zack Cozart to "see if there’s something that can be worked out there."

It's going to cost them, as Cozart is coming off a career-year where he batted .297/.385/.548 with 24 homers and 63 RBI over 122 games. The 32-year-old also played his usual strong defense at shortstop. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported late last week that the club was still mulling over whether to make him a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer. If Cozart was to sign elsewhere, Williams indicated that Jose Peraza would be the "primary candidate" to replace him at shortstop.
Oct 16 - 2:45 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Reds will discuss this week whether to make Zack Cozart a $17.4 million qualifying offer.

It sounds up in the air, with Heyman writing that the club is "going to heavily debate it. An impending free agent, Cozart would seem to be in line for a multi-year contract this winter after a career-best offensive season and continued good defense. However, he's 32 and the Reds have had trouble trading him the last two years, so perhaps Cozart's market won't be as robust as it seems it might be.
Oct 13 - 3:06 PM

Rookie Davis underwent surgery Monday to repair the labrum and remove a bone spur in his right hip.

Davis is not expected to be ready for spring training, although it's unclear what his status for Opening Day might be. He held an 8.63 ERA over seven appearances -- six starts -- for the Reds this season.
Oct 9 - 5:32 PM

Reds sent RHP Nick Travieso outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Travieso did not pitch at any level of pro ball in 2017 and needed surgery in June to repair the labrum in his right shoulder. It's not clear where he stands in his rehab. The 23-year-old former first-round pick holds a 3.54 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 7.0 K/9 in 455 2/3 career minor league innings.
Oct 4 - 2:41 PM

Reds sent RHP Alejandro Chacin outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Chacin gave up seven earned runs on 11 hits and four walks in six innings of relief this season with the Reds. The 24-year-old right-hander is now off the 40-man roster.
Oct 4 - 2:38 PM

Reds sent RHP Asher Wojciechowski outright to Triple-A Louisville.

Wojciechowski posted a dreadful 6.50 ERA in eight starts and 17 relief appearances this season with Cincinnati. The 28-year-old right-hander passed through waivers unclaimed.
Oct 4 - 2:36 PM

Joey Votto doubled twice Sunday as the Reds beat the Cubs 3-1.

Votto finishes an MVP-quality season with a .320 average, an MLB-high .454 OBP and an NL-leading 1.032 OPS. He finished with his second-highest homer total of 36, and he drove in 100 runs for the first time since 2011. It's probably a long shot that it will be enough to actually get him his second MVP trophy -- he played for a 68-94 team -- but he's as deserving as anyone.
Oct 1 - 6:18 PM

Deck McGuire recorded his first major league victory by shutting out the Cubs for five innings on Sunday.

It's been a long road to the majors for the 28-year-old McGuire, a first-round flop of the Blue Jays in 2010 who is now pitching for his fifth organization. He pitched well in Double-A this year, posting a 2.79 ERA and a 170/57 K/BB ratio in 168 innings for Pensacola. In the majors, he allowed six runs -- four earned -- in 13 2/3 innings for the Reds. Time will tell if that's enough to keep him on the Reds' 40-man roster this winter.
Oct 1 - 6:15 PM

Billy Hamilton went 0-for-4 with a walk on Sunday to finish with a .299 OBP.

If Hamilton had a .300 batting average, it's safe to say he would have sat today. However, his .300 OBP was granted no such protection. He still wasn't an awful leadoff hitter even with the .299 OBP, but it was still quite a disappointing year, considering that he came in at a more respectable .321 last year.
Oct 1 - 6:11 PM

Adam Duvall went 3-for-3 with a double and a walk in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday.

Unfortunately he didn't contribute to any runs as the Reds got shut out in the ballgame. Duvall has good numbers for the season but the vast majority of his production came before the All Star break. This is the second year in a row his performance has collapsed in the second half. Overall he has a .247 batting average with 31 home runs and 98 RBI in 156 games.
Sep 30 - 8:15 PM

Jackson Stephens served up four runs in four innings and was charged with a loss to the Cubs on Saturday.

Kyle Scwarber was his nemesis in this one, as the Cubs' left fielder clubbed a two-run jack in the second inning and plated two more runs with a single in the third. Stephens falls to 2-1 with a 4.68 ERA in seven games, including four starts. The rookie has 21 strikeouts and nine walks in 25 innings. He will likely begin next season back at Triple-A Louisville to hone his craft.
Sep 30 - 8:07 PM

Tucker Barnhart is not in the Reds starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Cubs.

Just a routine day of rest for the backstop. Stuart Turner will start in his place and bat eighth for the Reds against Jon Lester and the Cubs.
Sep 30 - 1:38 PM

Robert Stephenson held the Cubs to two runs – one earned – over five innings in a no-decision Friday.

He was able to limit Chicago to four singles and two walks but didn’t record a single strikeout. Stephenson’s second go-round in the Reds’ rotation went about as well as could be expected with a 3.30 ERA and 59 strikeouts over 60 innings. He did walk 37 over that stretch, though, and while Stephenson should have a shot to open next year in the Reds’ rotation, it’s hard to trust him to throw enough strikes to take advantage of a good raw stuff.
Sep 29 - 6:01 PM


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