Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds

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Date: Team: Pos:

Reds signed RHP Michael Bowden to a minor league contract.

Bowden spent the 2014 season with the Seibu Lions of Japan's Pacific League. The 28-year-old was a supplemental first-round pick in 2005, but he owns a rough 4.51 ERA and 1.40 WHIP in 133 2/3 career major league innings.
Dec 24 - 4:37 PM

Reds signed RHP Nate Adcock to a minor league contract.

Adcock pitched 10 innings for the Rangers in 2014, allowing five runs in his time with the team. He elected for free agency at the end of October. With a career 4.72 ERA at the minor league level, he's unlikely to make an impact on the Reds in 2015.
Dec 23 - 1:49 PM

Reds signed OF/INF Jermaine Curtis to a minor league contract.

For the Cardinals, Curtis hit .253/.386/.289 in Triple-A this past season. He's appeared in the majors for just five career games and will serve as organizational depth.
Dec 23 - 1:43 PM

Johnny Cueto's agent, Bryce Dixon, said that his client won't continue extension negotiations with the Reds past Opening Day.

The Reds initiated preliminary talks with Cueto's rep at the Winter Meetings, but general manager Walt Jocketty didn't sound especially optimistic at the time about getting something done. "We had a brief meeting with his agent down here and we'll see how re-signing him progresses. But it won't be easy," Jocketty said. Dixon said that, among free agent pitchers this winter, Max Scherzer is the "closest comp" to Cueto. In other words, it's going to take a pretty penny to lock Cueto up before he hits free agency next offseason.
Dec 22 - 6:26 PM

Reds signed LHP Jose Mijares to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. The 30-year-old southpaw didn't pitch professionally during the 2014 season after opting out of a minor league deal with the Red Sox last March. It's a low-risk signing for the Reds that could net them a viable left-handed reliever.
Dec 12 - 8:21 PM

LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that the Twins have shown interest in Logan Ondrusek.

Ondrusek was non-tendered by the Reds earlier this month, as they didn't want to pay him the over $2 million he was projected to earn in arbitration. The big right-hander is a solid middle reliever, however, with a career 3.89 ERA while striking out a batter per inning over the last two seasons.
Dec 12 - 10:52 AM

Reds acquired RHP Anthony DeSclafani and C Chad Wallach from the Marlins for RHP Mat Latos.

DeSclafani registered a troubling 6.27 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 33 innings (five starts and eight relief appearances) this past season for the Marlins, but he has good minor league numbers. The 24-year-old right-hander will presumably compete for a spot in the Reds' Opening Day starting rotation next spring in Arizona.
Dec 11 - 1:43 PM

Reds acquired C Chad Wallach and RHP Anthony DeSclafani from the Marlins for RHP Mat Latos.

Wallach batted .322/.431/.457 with seven home runs and 57 RBI in 97 games this past season between two different levels of Class A ball. The 23-year-old catcher was a fifth-round pick of the Marlins in 2013.
Dec 11 - 1:41 PM

Reds acquired INF Eugenio Suarez and RHP Jonathon Crawford from the Tigers for RHP Alfredo Simon.

Suarez batted just .242/.316/.336 in 277 plate appearances this past season for Detroit, but he's only 23 years old and should eventually unseat Zack Cozart as the Reds' starting shortstop. Suarez put up some promising offensive numbers in the minor leagues.
Dec 11 - 11:45 AM

Reds acquired RHP Jonathon Crawford and INF Eugenio Suarez from the Tigers for RHP Alfredo Simon.

Crawford was the 20th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft and has registered a promising 2.73 ERA and 1.176 WHIP in 142 career minor league innings (all below Double-A). The 23-year-old right-hander was probably the highest-upside arm in the Tigers' farm system. It's a nice get for the rebuilding Reds.
Dec 11 - 11:42 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds are receiving "heavy interest" in Aroldis Chapman.

It was MLB.com's Joe Frisaro who reported earlier Tuesday that the Reds were open to dealing the closer. As Rosenthal notes, the Reds need to drop payroll (an estimated $17 million) and other teams are aware of it, so they're getting tons of calls both on Chapman and Johnny Cueto. Chapman boasts a 2.32 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 430 strikeouts in 252 2/3 career major league innings.
Dec 9 - 7:32 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds are getting lots of calls regarding the availability of Johnny Cueto.

The Reds are listening, but Rosenthal writes that they have been steering the conversation to Mat Latos, Mike Leake, and Alfredo Simon. Cueto is due to become a free agent after next season, but he would require a substantial return.
Dec 9 - 5:11 PM

According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, the Reds are open to trading closer Aroldis Chapman.

Chapman has two more years of arbitration-eligibility, so he would probably fetch the Reds a big-time return package. The 26-year-old left-handed flamethrower boasts a 2.32 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 430 strikeouts in 252 2/3 career major league innings. Trading him could set off an offseason firesale in Cincinnati.
Source: MLBlogs
Dec 9 - 11:53 AM

The Reds haven't yet approached Todd Frazier about a contract extension.

The 2014 season was a true coming out party for the 28-year-old, as Frazier hit .273/.336/.459 with 29 homers, 80 RBI, 88 runs scored and 20 stolen bases. He's arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter so there's no rush on the Reds' end to get something worked out, but the trend of teams locking up their homegrown players means the club will likely approach Frazier about an extension at some point.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Dec 6 - 6:09 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday that Homer Bailey (elbow) is about a week ahead of schedule in his recovery from elbow surgery.

Bailey underwent a procedure in September to repair a tear in his flexor tendon. He is expected to be fully healthy and ready to go for spring training and will attempt to bounce back from a disappointing 2014 campaign.
Dec 5 - 6:04 PM


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