Player News - Reds

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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

Reds RHP prospect Tyler Mahle surrendered one run over six innings Sunday in a win for Low-A Dayton.

It was his 13th win of the year. Mahle leads the Midwest League in ERA (2.39) and ranks second in innings pitched (147). He's let up three runs or fewer in each of his last 14 starts. The right-hander boasts a stunning 5.42 K/BB in 26 outings this year.
Source: MILB.com
Aug 31 - 4:30 PM

Reds recalled 1B Adam Duvall from Triple-A Louisville.

Duvall was part of the Reds' return package in the Mike Leake trade. The 26-year-old batted just .192/.234/.342 in 77 plate appearances last season for the Giants and probably won't carry any fantasy value.
Aug 31 - 3:42 PM

Reds placed OF Brennan Boesch on the 15-day disabled list with a right ankle contusion.

Boesch fouled a ball off his ankle during batting practice last week and the injury hasn't improved as the club had hoped. He should be back with the big league club as soon as he's eligible to come off the disabled list. A corresponding roster move will be announced on Monday.
Aug 30 - 5:41 PM

Reds recalled RHP Michael Lorenzen from Triple-A Louisville.

He'll start for the Reds on Monday against the Cubs in Chicago in place of David Holmberg who was optioned to Triple-A on Sunday. Lorenzen owns a troublesome 5.46 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 65/53 K/BB ratio in 90 2/3 innings with the Reds this season and isn't a recommended streaming option, even in NL-only formats.
Aug 30 - 5:39 PM

Reds optioned RHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.

He had been scheduled to pitch on Monday, but Michael Lorenzen will take his place. The 24-year-old hurler has had a rough season at the big league level, compiling a 7.62 ERA and 1.84 WHIP across 28 1/3 innings. He should be back at some point in September.
Aug 30 - 5:37 PM


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