Reds manager Bryan Price said that Anthony DeSclafani is "certainly one of the favorites to make our rotation."
Reds manager Bryan Price said Thursday that reports on Joey Votto's health have been "very, very good."
Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN Twin Cities hears Scott Diamond will throw a bullpen for the Red Sox.
Reds signed RHP Jason Marquis to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Aroldis Chapman requested $8.7 million and was offered $6.65 million from the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged.
Todd Frazier requested $5.7 million and was offered $3.9 million from the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged.
Devin Mesoraco requested $3.6 million and was offered $2.45 million by the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged.
Reds and RHP Mike Leake avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.775 million contract.
Reds and SS Zack Cozart avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.35 million contract.
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Carlos Marmol is "serious" about a comeback attempt.
Reds claimed RHP Keyvius Sampson off waivers from the Padres.
Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports the Reds and Johnny Cueto have made no recent progress on a possible contract extension.
Reds acquired OF Marlon Byrd and cash considerations from the Phillies for RHP Ben Lively.
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Reds are set to acquire Marlon Byrd from the Phillies.
Padres designated RHP Keyvius Sampson for assignment.