Player News - Reds

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Reds optioned OF Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville.

For some reason the Reds have decided to activate Homer Bailey from the disabled list even though he's not scheduled to pitch until Sunday. Waldrop owns a .250 average over 20 at-bats for the Reds this season. We'll see him again in September, if not sooner.
Jul 28 - 6:56 PM

Reds transferred RHP Caleb Cotham (shoulder, knee) to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a roster spot for Homer Bailey, who is set to return from Tommy John surgery Sunday versus San Diego. Cotham was close to returning from shoulder inflammation earlier this month but was shut down because of a knee issue. His return date remains a moving target.
Jul 28 - 6:48 PM

Reds activated RHP Homer Bailey from the 60-day disabled list.

Bailey needed 14 months to recover from Tommy John surgery. He'll make his season debut for the Reds Sunday against the Padres. To make room for Bailey on the active roster, the Reds optioned Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville while also transferring Caleb Cotham (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.
Jul 28 - 6:44 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Reds president Walt Jocketty said Thursday that he hasn't received a great offer for Jay Bruce.

"Clubs inquire about certain players, but they never want to trade you anything," Jocketty told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "So what’s the point? You wouldn’t believe some of the stuff." We'd expect those offers to improve over the next couple of days as the August 1 trade deadline approaches. Bruce, 29, boasts an .895 OPS with 25 home runs and 79 RBI in 95 games this season for Cincinnati. He carries a $13 million team option for 2017.
Jul 28 - 1:56 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

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

Trade rumors have been bubbling around Bruce's name of late, with ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reporting that the Reds have been pushing dialogues with interested parties as they look to throw in the towel on the 2016 season. For the time being, though, Bruce still plies his trade with the Reds. And he still plies it well. Against the Giants, the slugger rocked a solo home run off Madison Bumgarner to lead off the seventh inning. The bomb snapped a 1-1 tie and stood as the difference in the 2-1 final. Bruce's trade value probably can't get much higher at this point. He is slashing a beautiful .271/.323/.572 with 25 homers and 79 RBI across 362 at-bats. The 29-year-old outfielder has launched home runs in five consecutive games and has homered seven times in his last 10 contests. That is how you increase your trade value.
Jul 27 - 7:27 PM

Dan Straily pitched well in Wednesday's 2-1 win over the Giants, surrendering one run on three hits over 7 2/3 innings.

Straily struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. He will be able to tell his grandchildren about this one, as he out-pitched potential NL Cy Young winner Madison Bumgarner in order to secure the win. The only run to score on his watch came when Conor Gillaspie rocked a solo homer to right in the bottom of the third inning. With this marvelous outing under his belt, Straily now holds a 3.84 ERA and 1.15 WHIP for the season as a whole. He will look to repeat Wednesday's result in a home start against the Cardinals next time out.
Jul 27 - 6:50 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Mariners have "reached out" to the Reds regarding Jay Bruce.

Crasnick reported on Tuesday that discussions regarding a Bruce trade have been picking up steam of late, with at least four teams showing legitimate interest in the slugger. This season, Bruce is hitting a stellar .271/.324/.567 with 24 homers and 78 RBI over 358 at-bats.
Jul 27 - 4:41 PM

Adam Duvall went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three total RBI in Tuesday's 9-7 loss to the Giants.

Duvall hit a two-run shot off Matt Cain with one out in the sixth inning for home run No. 1, then followed it up with a solo blast in the eighth for home run No. 2. He was on-deck at the time Jay Bruce whiffed to end the game with a runner on in the top of the ninth. Bruce represented the tying run. These were Duvall's first two home runs since the All-Star break and give him 25 for the season as a whole. He owns a .247/.294/.545 triple-slash over 336 at-bats.
Jul 27 - 1:44 AM

Cody Reed was deconstructed in Tuesday's loss to the Giants, yielding six runs (five earned) on nine hits over five innings.

Reed's moment of infamy in this one came when he surrendered a three-run homer to opposing number Matt Cain in the second inning. The 23-year-old southpaw has surrendered at least four runs in every one of his seven starts bar one and holds little fantasy value. He will try to lower his 7.07 ERA and 1.79 WHIP in a home date with the Cardinals next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 27 - 1:39 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) is set to make his 2016 debut on Sunday afternoon in San Diego.

It will be his first start at the major league level since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in May 2015. Bailey has posted a concerning 5.14 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in eight minor league rehab appearances, but he went 98 pitches Monday at Triple-A Louisville (while lasting just 4 1/3 innings) and the Reds will let him try to find himself against big league competition.
Jul 26 - 8:11 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the Reds have "picked up the pace on Jay Bruce trade discussions."

Crasnick says the Reds are talking to at least four teams and seeking a top prospect in return. Bruce has revitalized his market value this season, boasting an .889 OPS with 23 home runs and 77 RBI in 93 games. The 29-year-old corner outfielder is scheduled to become a free agent five days after the 2016 World Series.
Jul 26 - 5:13 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) gave up two runs on five hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings Monday in his latest rehab start with Triple-A Louisville.

Bailey made it up to 98 pitches, though the results weren't ideal. He has yet to complete six innings since resuming his minor league rehab assignment about a week ago. The plan calls for him to meet the team in San Francisco from here, so it's possible he could finally be cleared to be activated from the disabled list. Bailey hasn't pitched in the majors since April of 2015 due to Tommy John surgery.
Jul 26 - 8:36 AM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce hit a pair of two-run homers off Jake Peavy to lead the Reds to a 7-5 win over the Giants on Monday.

One last hurrah for Bruce in a Reds uniform? It was his third two-homer game of the season, the others coming on April 7 and May 18. He's tied with teammate Adam Duvall for fifth place in the NL with 23 homers.
Jul 26 - 1:58 AM

Raisel Iglesias pitched two perfect innings out of the pen for his fourth hold Monday against the Giants.

Iglesias has been the Reds' best reliever since coming off the disabled list, but the team has continued to use him as a multi-inning guy, suggesting that he won't soon be a threat for saves. He's allowed just one run in 20 1/3 innings over his 10 appearances as a reliever.
Jul 26 - 1:56 AM

Eugenio Suarez had a two-run homer and a double Monday against the Giants.

It's disappointing that Suarez's OBP has been hanging right around .300 for much of the year, but he's up to 17 homers now. It's too bad those homers have come with just seven doubles and a 100/27 K/BB ratio in 345 at-bats.
Jul 26 - 1:53 AM


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