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Reds manager Bryan Price said Tuesday that Joey Votto (quad) won't be out of the lineup for long.

Votto is not up to game speed, so the Reds are taking it slow with their first baseman. He missed the entirety of the second half of 2014 with a distal strain in his right quadriceps, finishing the season with an uncharacteristic .255/.390/.409 slash line. A return to health could springboard his numbers back into fantasy elite status.
Mar 3 - 10:00 AM

Sean Marshall (shoulder) has been throwing off flat ground for a week.

Marshall was recently shut down following a setback with his surgically-repaired shoulder, but he's making some progress. However, it's not clear when he'll start throwing from a mound. The veteran southpaw has been limited to just 31 appearances over the past two seasons.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Mar 2 - 4:06 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) threw another bullpen session Monday.

Bailey threw around 26 or 27 pitches, all of them fastballs. It was his second time on the mound this spring as he makes his way back from right flexor tendon surgery. The Reds aren't counting on him to be ready for the start of the season, but Bailey hasn't given up hope. "It's still so far away," said Bailey. "We have over a month. I haven't ruled out anything but I haven't completely kept the door open. We just have to continue with the process. After the first three or four bullpens, we'll have a better idea of where it's at. Right now, it's still so new. It would be like that if you're healthy."
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Mar 2 - 4:02 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Monday that Joey Votto (quad) is not up to game speed.

But that was by design heading into the spring, and the 31-year-old first baseman should start seeing his name in Cactus League lineups soon. "I feel really, really good," Votto told reporters Monday. "I'm surprised at how good I feel this early. I feel like I'm trending toward being able to play games here in the not too distant future." He logged only 272 plate appearances in 2014 due to a distal quad strain. The potential is there for a big-time rebound.
Mar 2 - 2:16 PM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Saturday that Brandon Phillips is 100 percent healthy and that he expects him to rebound in 2015.

"I have not lost one bit of confidence or expectation that he’s going to have a big year" Price indicated. The 33-year-old is coming off a disappointing 2014 season where he slashed just .266/.306/.372 with career worsts of eight homers, 51 RBI and two stolen bases. While a rebound of some sort is likely, his days of fantasy stardom are long gone.
Feb 28 - 11:52 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said that non-roster invitee Brennan Boesch will see work at all three outfield spots, as well as first base, as he competes for a bench spot on the team's Opening Day roster.

If he can adequately cover center field and first base defensively, the added versatility would go a long way toward earning Boesch a spot on the roster. The 29-year-old is a career .256/.309/.412 hitter and would represent a nice left-handed bat off the bench.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 28 - 11:37 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Saturday that Zack Cozart remains the team's starter at shortstop and there is no competition from Eugenio Suarez.

Cozart is coming off an incredibly disappointing 2014 season where he slashed just .221/.268/.300 with four homers and 38 RBI, ranking dead last in OPS among all qualified shortstops. While Cozart is a terrific defender, the 23-year-old Suarez offers much more upside offensively.
Feb 28 - 10:54 AM

Homer Bailey (elbow) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

It's his first session off the mound this spring after last September's surgery to repair his right flexor tendon. "It was kind of really rewarding, it felt really good," Bailey said. Bailey is a bit behind the other Reds' pitchers in camp and is not expected to be ready for Opening Day, but he should rejoin the rotation sometime in April. He missed the final seven weeks of action last season.
Feb 27 - 11:59 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that Homer Bailey (elbow) is a question mark for Opening Day.

Bailey is a bit behind the other pitchers in camp as he makes his way back from flexor tendon surgery. He hasn't had any setbacks in his rehab and the Reds expect him to throw a bullpen session in the next few days, but Price appears resigned to the possibility that he might have to start the season on the disabled list. "He's well on his way, and we have complete faith he'll be able to go at some point in time fairly early in the season," said Price. "I don't know if it's going to be Opening Day, but I don't imagine we'll be talking about May, either."
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Feb 25 - 3:06 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) will throw a bullpen session soon.

Bailey underwent surgery last September to repair a tear in his flexor tendon. He's progressing well and hasn't had any setbacks, but he's a bit behind the other pitchers in camp. Reds manager Bryan Price sees Opening Day as a question mark right now, but we should know more in the weeks to come.
Feb 25 - 11:00 AM

Robert Murray of MLBDailyRumors.com reports that Carlos Marmol has offers from teams in Asia but prefers to sign with a contending major league club.

Marmol probably should be able to land a minor league offer somewhere, but he might not be able to be picky about which team it comes from. The 32-year-old held an 8.10 ERA over 15 appearances with the Marlins last season before being released and then quit three appearances into a stint at Triple-A with the Reds.
Feb 24 - 8:58 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) has yet to receive clearance to begin throwing off of a mound.

The veteran right-hander has been throwing, but has yet to work off of mound as he recovers from surgery to repair a tear in his flexor tendon. While he's a bit behind the other Reds starters in camp, he is expected to be ready in time for the start of the regular season.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 22 - 5:07 PM

Reds pitching prospect Robert Stephenson (shoulder) has been cleared to throw off a mound.

Stephenson's shoulder had been a little sore, but he said Sunday that "it feels really good." The hope, obviously, is that it's merely a bit of early-spring soreness that many pitchers go through, but it's certainly an ailment to keep an eye on. The Reds' top prospect, Stephenson could push to debut sometime in 2015 if he's healthy.
Feb 22 - 11:01 AM

Reds signed RHP Daniel Cabrera to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 33-year-old hurler hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2009 and spent the past two seasons pitching in Japan where he registered a 3.49 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 157/75 K/BB ratio over 193 2/3 innings.
Feb 21 - 12:09 PM

Jose Mijares will be a late arrival to Reds spring training camp as he had difficulty getting a flight from Venezuela.

The veteran southpaw is expected to arrive on Sunday. While he didn't pitch at all during the 2014 season, he's a candidate to secure a spot in the Reds Opening Day bullpen as a situational left-hander.
Feb 21 - 11:32 AM


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