Cincinnati Reds

Cincinnati Reds

Player News - Reds

Date: Team: Pos:

The Twins have checked in on free agent Jack Hannahan, per Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN.

Wolfson said the club had interest in Hannahan when he was a free agent two years ago. Hannahan, 34, was limited to 50 plate appearances in 2014 due to shoulder surgery, and the Reds declined his $4 million option for next season. Wolfson guesses the team would be interested in giving Hannahan a minor league deal.
Dec 13 - 10:06 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'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'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.
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

Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday that he has spoken with Joey Votto (quad) recently and that he's expected to have "zero limitations" going into spring training.

Votto was limited to just 62 games this past season due to a distal quad strain and didn't play after July 5, but he progressed to baseball activities by the end of the year and his offseason rehab has gone well so far. Things sound positive right now, but fantasy owners will understandably be hesitant about him going into 2015.
Dec 5 - 5:55 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Reds

Jay Bruce (knee) said Friday that he feels "great."

Bruce before and after knee surgery this past season while batting just .217/.281/.373 with 18 home runs and 66 RBI over 137 games, but he's optimistic going into 2015. "I feel great," said Bruce. "I'm right on track. I hope to never have to talk about my knee again. All I needed was rest." While this would be a bad time to sell Bruce, his name has come up in trade rumors this offseason.
Dec 5 - 5:39 PM

Reds signed RHP Jose Flores to a minor league contract.

Flores compiled a 3.86 ERA and 43/27 K/BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings this past season between the A's Double- and Triple-A affiliates. The 25-year-old is yet another bullpen option for Cincinnati, though he's likely ticketed for Triple-A to begin 2015.
Dec 5 - 4:47 PM

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