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Reds LHP prospect Amir Garrett spun seven shutout frames Monday in a no-decision for Triple-A Louisville.

More importantly, he only allowed two walks. That's a noticeable improvement from his previous start when he surrendered six free passes. This was actually a relief appearance for Garrett, who watched rehabbing major leaguer Homer Bailey pitch the first inning. Opponents have hit just .128 with nine strikeouts in 39 at-bats since his arrival in Triple-A. Given how the Reds have performed this season, it might not be long until Garrett gets a shot in the major leagues.
Source: MILB.com
Jun 28 - 3:04 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) resumed his minor league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Louisville and gave up two runs on three hits over one inning.

Bailey was expected to pitch two innings, but he needed 25 pitches to get through the first inning. Obviously not the results the Reds had in mind, but the most important thing is that he's back in game action. Bailey has been sidelined since the end of April due to soreness in his surgically-repaired elbow.
Jun 28 - 11:17 AM

Dan Straily was lit up for seven runs over just 3 2/3 innings in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

He gave up nine hits and walked three batters on the night. Straily has been a nice waiver claim for the Reds but has hit a wall of late with 17 runs allowed over his last three starts. He'll bring a 4.38 ERA into this weekend's outing against the Nationals.
Jun 27 - 10:52 PM

Joey Votto hit a pair of homers, drove in three and scored three runs in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

The Reds probably weren't counting on scoring eight runs on a night when Jake Arrieta started, but it still wasn't enough as they lost a slugfest. Votto got off to a slow start this season but has been red-hot over the last month, batting .314 with seven home runs and 15 RBI across his last 28 games.
Jun 27 - 10:40 PM

Reds recalled RHP Jumbo Diaz from Triple-A Louisville.

The Angels claimed J.C. Ramirez off waivers, opening up a roster spot for Diaz. The 32-year-old has done solid work as Louisville's closer, converting 11-of-12 saves with a pristine 0.75 ERA. Unfortunately that success has not carried over to the big leagues. He holds a disappointing 6.30 ERA in 11 games for the Reds this season.
Jun 27 - 1:16 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Bruce crushed a fourth-inning offering from Padres starter Luis Perdomo for his 17th homer of the season. The 29-year-old outfielder owns a strong .279/.328/.581 triple-slash and has driven in 58 runs over 265 at-bats. This is shaping up to be his best statistical season since 2013, when he hit .262/.329/.478 with 30 homers and 109 RBI. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier on Sunday that the Dodgers are considering Bruce as a potential trade option.
Jun 26 - 4:08 PM

Anthony DeSclafani was marvelous in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Padres, tossing eight innings of five-hit shutout ball.

DeSclafani struck out five without walking a batter. He figures to sleep well tonight after throwing 117 pitches (77 strikes). Through his first four starts -- an oblique injury kept him off the mound for the first two months of the season -- the 26-year-old right-hander holds a sharp 1.52 ERA and slightly more dull 1.31 WHIP. He will look to continue rounding into form when he takes to the road for a date with the Nationals in his next scheduled start.
Jun 26 - 3:56 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jay Bruce is "a consideration" for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers aren't sure when they'll get Andre Ethier (leg) back or how he'll perform when he returns, putting them in the market for an outfielder. Bruce will be on the list of many teams looking for offensive help, as he's had a nice bounce-back season with a .280/.329/.575 batting line, 16 homers and 57 RBI. Rosenthal notes that Josh Reddick and Kole Calhoun could also potentially be fits for the Dodgers.
Jun 26 - 12:19 PM

Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Jose Peraza will handle center field.
Jun 26 - 9:58 AM

Brandon Finnegan struck out eight while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Padres on Saturday.

Finnegan gave up five hits and walked three, and it was his counterpart, Drew Pomeranz, who delivered most of the damage with a solo home run and an RBI single. The loss dropped Finnegan to 3-6 despite a passable 3.83 ERA in 16 starts. He's still walking too many batters but the 23-year-old has flashed some of the promise that made the Reds covet him in the Johnny Cueto deal a year ago. Finnegan will next take on the Nationals on Thursday.
Jun 25 - 8:02 PM

Cody Reed was hit hard for five earned runs on nine hits in five innings on Friday against the Padres to absorb the first loss of his career.

Reed was making his second start since being called up from the minors. The home run hit by Wil Myers was the third one Reed has allowed in his 12 innings. Reed's BABIP is sitting at .400, indicating he has been unlucky in a very small sample. On the plus side, Reed has fanned 15 batters already. The Reds' top prospect has a bright future once he adjusts to the majors, but he has a tough matchup versus the Cubs on tap for Wednesday. Fantasy owners can sit that one out.
Jun 24 - 11:51 PM

Billy Hamilton netted two hits, a run, a walk and his 17th stolen base of the season on Friday.

One of the hits was a triple. After a brutally bad season at the plate last year, Hamilton has made modest strides this year. He will never help his fantasy owners in the home run or RBI categories, but his ability to steal bases by the dozen could make him a fantasy star if he could just score some runs and hit for a decent batting average. He hit .226 last year and has improved to .261 this year.
Jun 24 - 11:41 PM

Reds optioned OF Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville.

Waldrop has picked up five hits over 16 at-bats in his brief time in the majors this season. He'll return to a .247/.291/.383 line at Louisville.
Jun 24 - 2:58 PM

Reds activated RHP Blake Wood from the paternity leave list.

Wood has posted a 3.57 ERA and 35/22 K/BB ratio over 35 1/3 innings this season. He'll return to a setup role.
Jun 24 - 2:56 PM

Joey Votto (flu) is back in the Reds' lineup Friday.

Votto was under the weather for a few days, but he pinch-hit Thursday and is back in there Friday. He's batting second and playing first base against Colin Rea and the Padres.
Jun 24 - 1:48 PM


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