Player News - Reds

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According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Brad Ausmus, David Bell, and Joe Girardi remain in the mix for the Reds' managerial gig.

Those could be the three finalists in Cincinnati, as Rosenthal notes that the Reds "might be prompted to act sooner than later" due to the many other openings around the sport and the competition for similar candidates. Ausmus is also known to be in consideration for the Angels' job, and Bell and Girardi have both drawn reported interest from multiple organizations.
Oct 17 - 1:18 PM

John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds "have or will shortly narrow" their list of managerial candidates from 12 to about three or four.

The Reds won't disclose the name of the finalists because some of their candidates are interviewing with other teams. However, Fay names former Red Sox manager John Farrell as the top internal candidate and Giants director of player development David Bell as the leading candidate from outside the organization. Jim Riggleman served as the interim manager after Bryan Price was fired, but he said Tuesday that he hasn't heard anything from the team since interviewing the day after the regular season ended.
Oct 16 - 1:06 PM

C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports that the Reds interviewed Rays coach Rocco Baldelli for their managerial opening last week.

Baldelli has also interviewed for the Rangers' job and the Twins are also reportedly considering him. He is the 12th known candidate that the Reds have interviewed. Rosecrans hears that Cincinnati will narrow their candidate pool and do a second round of interviews this week.
Oct 14 - 9:40 AM

Hunter Greene is rehabbing the sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is not expected to need Tommy John surgery.

The 19-year-old was the second overall pick of the 2017 draft. He suffered the injury in late July and hasn't pitched since then. Prior to the injury, the talented flamethrower turned in a 4.48 ERA and struck out 89 batters in 68 1/3 innings at Single-A Dayton while facing opponents who were mostly two or three years older. He is expected to resume throwing in late December or early January. His fastball reaches 102 mph and he is considered a top 25 overall prospect in baseball.
Oct 13 - 1:46 PM

Reds top prospect Nick Senzel needs surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow.

The procedure will sideline him for the next 4-6 weeks, and so he won't be able to get in outfield reps in the Arizona Fall League as previously anticipated. Senzel has the goods to be a fantasy star, but he tore a tendon in his right index finger this past June and now his offseason plans have been interrupted by this elbow issue. The 23-year-old is hoping to be 100 percent for the start of spring training next February. He should make his MLB debut at some point in 2019 if there are no more physical setbacks.
Oct 11 - 12:41 PM

Reds claimed C Juan Graterol off waivers from the Twins.

Graterol, 29, was called up late in the year by the Twins to provide some depth behind the plate. Most of his time in the majors has come with the Angels, and he has posted just a .501 OPS in 111 plate appearances at the highest level. He'll be organizational fodder for the 2019 season.
Oct 10 - 4:24 PM

C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports that the Reds have interviewed Pirates bench coach Tom Prince for their managerial opening.

Prince joins a long list of potential candidates for the gig -- a list that includes Joe Girardi, John Farrell, Brad Ausmus, David Bell, Billy Hatcher, Pat Kelly, Freddie Benavides, Hensley Meulens, and Charlie Montoyo, among others. Jim Riggleman, who took over as interim manager in April after the Reds fired Bryan Price, is also under consideration for the permanent job.
Oct 9 - 6:02 PM

Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports writes that David Bell "appears to be the biggest focus of the Reds’ manager search and is considered by some the possible favorite for the job."

Heyman adds that Bell, John Farrell and Jim Riggleman were seen by some as the most likely to get the job at the start of the search process, and Bell "may be the one in the lead." Bell is currently the Giants' farm director and his father, Buddy, is an executive with the Reds. Cincinnati is also known to have interviewed or plans to interview Hensley Meulens, Charlie Montoyo, Joe Girardi, Brad Ausmus, Billy Hatcher, Pat Kelly and Freddie Benavides.
Oct 7 - 10:08 AM

Reds acquired RHP Ryan Lillie from the Marlins for international signing bonus pool space.

The 22-year-old posted a 3.44 ERA with 110 strikeouts in 117 2/3 innings between three low minor league affiliates in 2018, and was a fifth-round pick of the Marlins just a year ago. It's a nice flyer for the Reds.
Oct 6 - 5:33 PM

The Reds will interview Hensley Meulens and Charlie Montoyo as they continue their managerial search to replace the fired Bryan Price.

Meulens is currently the Giants' bench coach and was a candidate for the Yankees and Tigers managerial jobs last offseason. Montoyo is currently the Rays' bench coach and has been coaching and managing in the Ray's system for more than 20 years. The Reds have previously interviewed Joe Girardi, John Farrell, Brad Ausmus, David Bell, Billy Hatcher, Pat Kelly and Freddie Benavides. Jim Riggleman took over as interim manager in April when Price was fired and is also a serious candidate for the permanent job. The Reds finished with a 67-95 record in last place in the National League Central Division. They have a strong farm system and are expected to boost payroll significantly for the 2019 season, making this an attractive job opening even for experienced, successful managers like Girardi and Farrell.
Oct 6 - 9:47 AM

Reds sent C Tim Federowicz outright to Triple-A Louisville.

The move means he is now off the 40-man roster. Federowicz, 31, holds a weak .199/.247/.323 career batting line in 134 games at the major league level.
Oct 3 - 4:07 PM

Reds sent OF Gabby Guerrero outright to Triple-A Louisville.

The 24-year-old outfielder is now off the Reds' 40-man roster. Guerrero batted just .167 with a .500 OPS over his first 18 major league plate appearances in 2018.
Oct 3 - 4:05 PM

Sal Romano yielded two runs on three hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday.

Romano faced just one batter over the minimum through four frames before running into trouble in the fifth. He issued a leadoff walk to Colin Moran and gave up a double to Jose Osuna before surrendering an RBI sacrifice fly to Kevin Kramer. He also uncorked a wild pitch, which allowed an additional run to cross the plate later in the frame. He struck out one batter and issued one walk. The 24-year-old right-hander finishes the season 8-11 with a lackluster 5.31 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 105/53 K/BB ratio in 39 appearances (25 starts).
Sep 30 - 8:05 PM

Billy Hamilton went 1-for-2 with a stolen base and a run scored in the Reds' loss to the Pirates in extra innings on Sunday.

Hamilton drilled a one-out double off Pirates starter Clay Holmes and proceeded to swipe third base, his 34th of the year, before scampering home on a throwing error on the play. It's been a disappointing campaign for the 28-year-old outfielder, who hit just .236/.299/.327 with 74 runs scored, four homers and 29 RBI. However, he still finished second in the National League with 34 thefts in a career-high 153 games.
Sep 30 - 7:44 PM

Dilson Herrera went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in the Reds' loss to the Pirates in extra innings on Sunday.

Herrera walloped a go-ahead solo homer off Pirates reliever Tanner Anderson in the sixth inning. The 24-year-old second baseman hasn't been afforded an extended look ever since being acquired back in 2016, but that could happen next spring if veteran Scooter Gennett departs via free agency this offseason. He finishes the 2018 campaign hitting .184/.268/.414 with five homers in 97 plate appearances.
Sep 30 - 7:38 PM


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