Player News - Reds

Date: Team: Pos:

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Zack Weiss from Double-A Pensacola.

Weiss, 25, posted a 2.63 ERA and 56/13 K/BB ratio over 41 relief frames between High- and Double-A in 2017. He's now protected in the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 9:04 PM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Jesus Reyes from Double-A Pensacola.

Reyes, 24, posted a 3.60 ERA and 111/47 K/BB ratio over 137 1/3 innings between High- and Double-A this past season. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 9:03 PM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Jose Lopez from Double-A Pensacola.

Lopez, 22, held a 2.57 ERA and 143/49 K/BB ratio across 147 frames between High- and Double-A this season. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 9:01 PM
Jose Siri - OF - Reds

Reds purchased the contract of OF Jose Siri from Low-A Dayton.

Siri, 22, had a monster season at Dayton in 2017 with a .293/.341/.530 batting line, 24 homers and 46 stolen bases. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 8:59 PM

Reds purchased the contract of 2B Shedric Long from Double-A Pensacola.

Long, 22, hit .281/.358/.477 with 16 longballs between High- and Double-A this past season. He now can't be taken in the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 8:57 PM

Reds purchased the contract of INF Alex Blandino from Triple-A Louisville.

A former first-round pick, Blandino hit .265/.382/.453 with 12 homers between Double- and Triple-A in 2017. He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Nov 20 - 8:55 PM

Jose Peraza was left his team in the Venezuelan Winter League due to personal reasons.

The 23-year-old speedster is there to work on his defense at the shortstop position, with incumbent Zack Cozart hitting free agency this winter. It's unclear what exactly the issue is, or if he plans on returning to his winter league club at some point.
Nov 19 - 5:19 PM

Reds re-signed INF/OF Patrick Kivlehan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Kivlehan elected free agency last week, but has decided to re-up with the Reds. He his .208/.304/.399 with nine homers, 26 RBI and a 61/22 K/BB ratio over 204 plate appearances at the big league level last season.
Nov 18 - 10:34 AM

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports the Reds have signed utilityman Rosell Herrera to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league camp.

The former shortstop split time between third base and the outfield in 2017 with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate. The speedster has a contact-oriented approach at the plate and slashed .278/.351/.394 with three homers, 59 runs scored and 20 stolen bases in 103 games for Albuquerque. He swiped 36 bags the year before. The 25-year-old will try to latch on to the club as a utilityman.
Nov 17 - 10:21 PM

C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Reds have signed outfielder Mason Williams to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 26-year-old outfielder has gotten brief cups of coffee with the Yankees each of the last three seasons. He has a career .281/.313/.391 slash line with one homer in 68 plate appearances. The former top 100 prospect will compete for a backup outfielder job when camp opens.
Nov 17 - 10:09 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Angels have interest in Zack Cozart if he's willing to move from shortstop to second base.

Crasnick also reports that the Angels are considering free agent Neil Walker, and earlier it was reported that they have interest in trading for Detroit's Ian Kinsler. Long story short, the Angels want to upgrade second base. Cozart would be an intriguing addition, and if he is willing to move positions, he and Andrelton Simmons would give Anaheim one of the best double-play combinations in baseball that isn't bereft of offensive ability. Cozart batted .297/.385/.548 with 24 homers over 122 games for the Reds in 2017.
Nov 15 - 8:12 PM

Reds signed LHP Joe Mantiply to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Mantiply posted a promising 2.83 ERA and 62/18 K/BB ratio in 70 innings (six starts, 29 relief appearances) this past season with the Triple-A affiliate of the Yankees. The 26-year-old southpaw will be in the running for a spot on the Reds' major league roster next spring.
Nov 14 - 1:49 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the Giants are interested in trading for Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton.

This comes after a recent report connected the Giants to Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley, Jr., so clearly the club is trying to improve their outfield defense. The speedy Hamilton would surely do that, but he hasn't many any progress offensively, as evidenced by his rough .247/.299/.335 batting line this season. Hamilton made $2.625 million via arbitration this season and is under team control for two more years.
Nov 13 - 7:09 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Twins have inquired with the Reds on the availability of closer Raisel Iglesias.

The Twins are exploring all avenues for upgrades to their bullpen, so reaching out to the Reds is simply doing their due diligence. It would be very surprising if the Reds actually had any interest in dealing the 27-year-old right-hander. He's fresh off of an impressive 2017 season where he posted a 2.49 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 92/27 K/BB ratio across 76 innings of work and is under team control through the 2021 season.
Nov 12 - 8:58 PM

Patrick Kivlehan has elected free agency.

The 27-year-old outfielder hit .208/.304/.399 with nine homers, 26 RBI and a 61/22 K/BB ratio in 204 plate appearances with the Reds this season. He'll look for employment elsewhere and will likely have to settle for a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Nov 11 - 8:39 AM


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