Player News - Reds

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Friday's game between the Brewers and Reds was postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a day/night doubleheader on Saturday, with the first game beginning at 1:10 PM Eastern. John Lamb will pitch the opening game for the Reds while Keyvius Sampson will work the nightcap. Matt Garza, Friday's scheduled starter, will pitch the first game for the Brewers with Wily Peralta taking the hill in the second game.
Sep 4 - 8:42 PM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola on Saturday.

With the minor league season coming to an end soon, it's likely that Hamilton will only be there for a couple of games before he's activated by the Reds. Fantasy owners waiting on his speed should get Hamilton back in the lineup at some point before the end of next week.
Sep 4 - 8:09 PM

Reds sent RHP Dylan Axelrod outright to Triple-A Louisville.

It's the second time he's been outrighted this season, so Axelrod can declare free agency if he wants. He held a 7.30 ERA over six relief appearances with the big club this season.
Sep 4 - 4:59 PM

Reds activated LHP Manny Parra from the 15-day disabled list.

He missed the last few weeks with left biceps tendinitis. Parra returns to a 3.24 ERA over 31 appearances this season.
Sep 4 - 4:58 PM

Billy Hamilton (shoulder) will take batting practice Friday.

It will be the first time he's done so since he landed on the disabled list in mid-August with a sprained capsule in his right shoulder. Reds manager Bryan Price said it's possible Hamilton could be ready for a rehab assignment before the minor league season ends. That suggests he's not far off from a return if he can progress without any setbacks.
Sep 4 - 4:12 PM

Raisel Iglesias limited the Cubs to two runs and struck out 10 batters over seven innings Wednesday in the Reds' 8-5 afternoon victory at Wrigley Field.

It was another fine performance from the 25-year-old Cuban right-hander, who has now rattled off three straight double-digit strikeout games. Iglesias boasts a 3.81 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 97/26 K/BB ratio in 87 1/3 innings this season. He's probably going to be moved to the bullpen soon to finish out the 2015 campaign, but it's certainly been an eye-opening summer.
Sep 2 - 5:38 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in the Reds' win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

Votto singled and scored in the top of the sixth and then cranked a go-ahead three-run shot with the game tied at 5-5 in the top of the ninth. The 31-year-old first baseman is having a huge comeback season for Cincinnati, now with a .316/.457/.567 slash line, 27 home runs, 70 RBI, and 81 runs scored in 130 games.
Sep 2 - 5:35 PM

Anthony DeSclafani allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

DeSclafani faltered in his final inning, allowing a single, a wild pitch, a walk, and a run-scoring single before departing with two outs. Reliever Sam LeCure allowed his inherited runner to score. On the evening, the right-hander gave up four hits and a pair of walks while striking out seven. DeSclafani has mostly been solid for the Reds this season, carrying a 3.87 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP, and a 121/52 K/BB ratio over 155 2/3 innings. He'll face the Pirates in a home start next.
Sep 1 - 11:18 PM

Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI double, and a solo home run, but the Reds were bested by the Cubs on Tuesday.

Votto put the Reds on the board with a solo homer in the first inning off of Dan Haren, then added an RBI double in the sixth. The first baseman boasts an outstanding .315/.458/.563 triple-slash line with 26 home runs, 67 RBI, and 79 runs scored.
Sep 1 - 11:12 PM

Reds designated RHP Dylan Axelrod for assignment.

The Reds needed another 40-man roster spot. Axelrod has an ugly 7.30 ERA over six relief appearances with the big club this season.
Sep 1 - 7:13 PM

Reds recalled RHP Carlos Contreras from Triple-A Louisville.

Contreras was thumped to the tune of nine runs on 11 hits over 13 1/3 innings while pitching in the Reds pen earlier this season. He could see some relief duty now that he's back on the roster, but there's no reason to expect big numbers from the 24-year-old right-hander.
Sep 1 - 3:00 PM

Reds purchased the contract of C Ramon Cabrera from Triple-A Louisville.

Cabrera was hitting .290/.243/.353 with two homers and 35 RBI in 317 at-bats for Triple-A Louisville. The 25-year-old catcher doesn't have much much of a bat and does not present a fantasy option.
Sep 1 - 2:57 PM

Aroldis Chapman recorded the final five outs of Monday's 13-6 win against the Cubs to earn his 26th save.

The Reds were leading 7-5 when Chapman entered the game, with one out and runners on first and second. The lefty fanned Tommy La Stella, then Kris Bryant was caught on a double-steal attempt to end the inning. The Reds scored six times in the top of the ninth inning. In the bottom half, Chapman allowed a two-out solo home run to Addison Russell, then struck out Dexter Fowler to end the game. The lefty is now 26-for-28 in save situations with a 1.82 ERA and a 96/28 K/BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings.
Aug 31 - 11:49 PM

Michael Lorenzen gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings but took a no-decision as the Reds overpowered the Cubs on Monday.

The Cubs exploded for four runs in Lorenzen's final frame, using a single, two doubles, a walk, and a hit batsman in their rally. Dexter Fowler had hit a solo home run in the third inning as well. The right-hander, overall, yielded six hits and a walk while striking out five. Lorenzen's major league numbers aren't pretty to look at, as he carries a 5.66 ERA with a 1.65 WHIP and a 70/54 K/BB ratio over 95 1/3 innings. He'll face the Brewers in a home outing next.
Aug 31 - 11:43 PM

Joey Votto reached base four times in Monday's win versus the Cubs, improving his second-half on-base percentage to .577.

Votto singled in one of his two official at-bats while drawing three walks (one intentional). He scored twice: after unintentionally walking in the first inning, and after singling in the fourth. Along with his .577 OBP, Votto is also batting .393 in the second half. On the season, the first baseman is hitting .312/.456/.553 with 25 home runs, 65 RBI, and 78 runs scored.
Aug 31 - 11:38 PM

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