Player News - Reds

Date: Team: Pos:

Reds claimed 2B Scooter Gennett off waivers from the Brewers.

The Brewers decided they didn't need Gennett anymore with Jonathan Villar moving to second base full time this year. Gennett will give the Reds some infield depth behind starters Zack Cozart, Eugenio Suarez, and Jose Peraza. Cozart could be shopped at some point, which could open up a spot for Gennett as the team's everyday shortstop. The 26-year-old set career-highs with 14 homers, 56 RBI and eight steals last season.
Mar 28 - 1:50 PM

Reds optioned RHP Tim Adleman to Triple-A Louisville.

C Rob Brantly, RHP Louis Coleman, INF/OF Hernan Iribarren, LHP Lucas Luetge, 2B Tony Renda and RHP Sal Romano are also being sent down. Adleman had a rough spring, logging an 11.81 ERA over six Cactus League outings. He made 13 starts for the Reds as a rookie last season. Adleman will be back in Cincinnati at some point this year.
Mar 28 - 1:43 PM

Cody Reed was blasted for 10 runs over 3 2/3 innings in Monday’s start against the Giants.

Reed didn’t get much help from his defense, but it was still a bad outing. He gave up 10 hits (including a homer to Jae-gyun Hwang) while walking four. The 23-year-old came into Monday’s outing with a 3.24 ERA this spring, so one disaster outing isn’t going to change the Reds’ plans to give him a rotation spot. If anything, Monday shined a light that there will likely be some bumps in the road.
Mar 27 - 6:55 PM

Reds released OF Ryan Raburn.

Raburn showed decent power this spring, cranking three home runs in 32 at-bats in Cactus League play, but he was always a longshot to make the Reds' roster out of camp. The soon-to-be 36-year-old outfielder will try to latch on with another organization.
Mar 27 - 11:38 AM

The Reds are expected to carry a second left-hander in their Opening Day bullpen, with either Lucas Luetge or Wandy Peralta joining Tony Cingrani.

Luetge, a non-roster invitee, owns a 1.93 ERA in what has been an impressive spring and looks like the leading candidate for the role. He won't hold any fantasy value though outside of deep NL-only formats that count holds.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 26 - 9:17 PM

Ryan Raburn left Sunday's Cactus League game with a left hip contusion.

He should be considered day-to-day. In camp as a non-roster invitee, the lefty-masher has hit .226/.314/.516 with three homers and seven RBI this spring.
Mar 26 - 6:38 PM

Tim Adleman gave up six earned runs in the first inning of his Cactus League start Sunday versus the Cubs.

Anthony Rizzo and Albert Almora both went deep. Adleman didn't allow another run after the first inning, but his outing ended in the middle of the fourth. The 29-year-old right-hander is probably going to be ticketed for Triple-A Louisville when Reds camp comes to a close.
Mar 26 - 5:46 PM

Homer Bailey (elbow) will play catch Monday.

It will be his first time throwing since he had surgery last month to remove bone spurs from his right elbow. The Reds are hoping Bailey is ready to rejoin their rotation by June.
Mar 26 - 12:00 PM

Raisel Iglesias (elbow, hips) played catch Saturday and is expected to resume throwing off a mound soon.

Iglesias fell in the shower a few weeks ago and has dealt with a sore pitching elbow and hips since, but he's making nice progress. Reds manager Bryan Price indicated Sunday that the reliever has a shot to be ready for Opening Day. Iglesias is first in line for saves if healthy, although the Reds aren't planning to name a set closer.
Mar 26 - 11:58 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price said Sunday that it's very unlikely Devin Mesoraco (hip, shoulder) will be ready for Opening Day.

That has been the expectation for a while now, as Mesoraco simply hasn't gotten enough work this spring with just 14 at-bats and zero full games under his belt. He would seem to have a chance to be ready sometime in April, although the Reds will ease him into action once he's on the active roster. Cincy is slated to open the year with Tucker Barnhart and Rule 5 pick Stuart Turner at catcher.
Mar 26 - 11:55 AM

Reds pitching prospect Nick Travieso (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing.

Travieso was given a cortisone shot in his biceps to help combat some shoulder soreness that he's dealt with since the beginning of camp. He'll be part of Triple-A Louisville's rotation once he's healthy.
Mar 26 - 10:50 AM

Dilson Herrera (shoulder) has been fielding grounders and throwing across the diamond for the last several days.

Herrera hasn't played the field at all this spring due to nagging shoulder soreness, although it appears he's making progress. He'll begin the season at Triple-A Louisville but could eventually find his way into the Reds lineup if/when they trade Zack Cozart.
Mar 26 - 10:47 AM

Drew Storen's fastball has been clocked in the 88-90 mph range this spring.

Storen's velocity was down to 92 mph last season when he struggled to a 5.23 ERA, and it's dropped even more this spring. He's also posted a 15.88 ERA in six Cactus League appearances. It's possible he'll regain some zip on the heater once the regular season begins, but until that happens it's hard to take Storen seriously as a sleeper for saves.
Mar 26 - 10:44 AM

Stuart Turner went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League showdown with the A's.

While not the most fleet a-foot on the basepaths, Turner has now picked up a pair of triples during spring action. The Reds selected him from the Twins with the No. 17 pick in this winter's Rule 5 draft. Given his struggles in the minors last season (.239/.322/.363 in 370 plate appearances at Double-A in the Twins' system) he is unlikely to land a spot on the Opening Day roster.
Mar 25 - 9:01 PM

Amir Garrett struggled mightily in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League showdown with the A's, yielding six runs on seven hits over five innings.

Garrett walked three and struck out four in this mess of an outing. The A's played water torture with him throughout, posting solitary runs in the first, third and fourth innings before busting out for three runs in the fifth. This won't help his cause as he tries to secure a rotation spot with the big league club, but he pitched well between Double- and Triple-A last season, when he recorded a 2.55 ERA with a 132/59 K/BB ratio in 144 2/3 frames. Should the 24-year-old southpaw open the season in the minors, he could see a call-up when the Reds need an extra arm down the road.
Mar 25 - 8:46 PM


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