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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:52:51 EDTThere's now less than a month to go before Reds pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in Goodyear, Ariz., on Feb. 13. As anticipation builds, let's dive into another edition of the Inbox.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:23:46 EDTThe Reds avoided arbitration with all four of their eligible players on Friday, the club announced. Dollar figures were not made public by the club, but according to a source, shortstop Zack Cozart will get a one-year contract worth $5.325 million. Center fielder Billy Hamilton agreed to a one-year, $2.625 million contract. Right-handed reliever Blake Wood settled on a one-year deal worth $1.275 million, while lefty reliever Tony Cingrani also got a deal done for $1.825 million.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:59:17 EDTPitcher Jon Moscot had just packed up his car Thursday morning and begun the journey from his Southern California home to the Reds' Spring Training complex in Goodyear, Ariz. That drive came on the heels of what could be described as a transformative trip to Israel for Moscot.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:28:20 EDTZach Vincej is used to being overlooked. Rather than let the lack of notoriety bother him, Vincej has used it as motivation and is coming off a breakthrough campaign.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:23:49 EDTFour Reds buses, five states, 17 fan stops and 3,300 miles combined. It all adds up to another edition of the popular annual Reds Caravan. The Reds announced Tuesday that their 2017 Caravan will be on the road Jan. 26-29 with stops in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Tennessee.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 11:57:19 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:19:46 EDTThe Reds made another move with hopes of fortifying their bullpen Tuesday when right-handed reliever Louis Coleman was signed to a Minor League contract. Coleman was also invited to big league camp at Spring Training, the club announced.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:27:47 EDTDespite the frigid temperatures throughout many big league cities, Major League Baseball's announcement Tuesday of the first workout dates of Spring Training should be enough to warm the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:05:06 EDTWho do the Reds have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Cincy's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 19:00:33 EDTThe Reds' Hot Stove season is entering its final month before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training on Feb. 13. There are still numerous areas the club would like to bolster before it gets to camp. One prediction: The Reds will land a veteran starting pitcher from the free-agent market to compete for the lone vacancy in the rotation.
Mon, 9 Jan 2017 13:44:07 EDTWill the news of Brandon Phillips' blocked trade influence MLB general managers to trade players before they reach the 10-and-5 benchmark? Beat reporter Mark Sheldon answers that question and more in a new edition of the Reds Inbox.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:51:57 EDTThe Reds' offseason shopping list includes adding catching depth behind Devin Mesoraco and Tucker Barnhart. But for that spot to be filled, a potential third catcher might have to take a leap of faith and have a willingness to be flexible.
Thu, 5 Jan 2017 21:43:23 EDTReds second baseman Brandon Phillips invoked his no-trade clause this past November to block a potential trade to Atlanta, according to a source.
Tue, 3 Jan 2017 19:01:57 EDTQuiet all offseason, the Reds did not wait long after the holidays to make their first big league contract signing of the winter. On Tuesday, they addressed their bullpen by signing veteran reliever Drew Storen to a one-year, $3 million contract.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:00:29 EDTNormally following a 94-loss season -- such as the one that the Reds had in 2016 -- there might be a lack of optimism or the feeling that there are too many needed upgrades to count. But the Reds don't put themselves into that category. A 36-37 record after the All-Star break didn't just bring enthusiasm -- it earned manager Bryan Price a one-year extension to keep the momentum going.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:42:40 EDTAmid injuries and poor performance, the Reds were 32-57 at the All-Star break. But after some players returned healthy, and others with improved play, Cincinnati finished one game under .500 in the second half at 36-37.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:52:00 EDTCiting a need to focus his attention on getting ready for the upcoming season with the Reds, first baseman Joey Votto declined his invitation to play for Team Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 14:16:21 EDTThe Reds announced several front office promotions, new hires and title changes on Tuesday. Among the moves was general manager Dick Williams taking on the additional title of president of baseball operations. Former president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty was named executive advisor to CEO Bob Castellini.
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:50:58 EDTAt the end of an amazing October, one team was standing: the Chicago Cubs, who broke a 108-year championship drought and won the World Series for the National League. But 14 other NL teams played all season and had their own pinnacle moments. In consultation with each club's beat reporter, here is the game of the year for each club in the NL in 2016.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:01 EDTIn the latest Reds Inbox, beat reporter Mark Sheldon answers questions on playing time for Jose Peraza and Dilson Herrera, Amir Garrett's ascent, Devin Mesoraco's immediate future and more.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:47:46 EDTRight-hander Ross Ohlendorf is heading to Japan, having signed a one-year contract with the Yakult Swallows for $1.5 million plus a reported $400,000 in incentives.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:58:46 EDTThe Reds announced a pair of waiver claims on Friday, claiming infielder/outfielder Richie Shaffer from the Phillies and right-hander Tyrell Jenkins from the Rangers.
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:37:59 EDTJust before the calendar year ends, Adam Duvall took part in what has become an annual MLB.com tradition -- answering questions about the holiday season.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 12:02:12 EDTFrom the 2015 MLB Draft, No. 1 pick Dansby Swanson, No. 2 pick Alex Bregman and No. 7 pick Andrew Benintendi all reached the Major Leagues by '16, the season after they were drafted. The Reds' top prospect, third baseman Nick Senzel, certainly noticed.
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:51:27 EDTSave for two waiver claims, one Rule 5 selection and the trade of another Rule 5 pick, the Reds' offseason has been decidedly quiet. General manager Dick Williams insists it's been busier behind the scenes, and he's been engaging with clubs and agents.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:00:00 EDTThe Yankees certainly improved their system throughout the season, but they are not alone. Multiple clubs made big changes, here's a look at the top five:
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:35:13 EDTReds left-handed pitching prospect Amir Garrett didn't mince words when asked about the opening in the big league rotation this spring. "I'm coming," Garrett said. "They're not going to give it to me, so I'm going to come and take it."
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:42:55 EDTSince Adam Dunn was traded in 2008, the Reds have rarely had stability over who manned left field. Many players tried, with varying degrees of success -- but few lasted long. In 2016, Adam Duvall seemed to have stopped the revolving door.
Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:53:02 EDTWhen the Reds traded Jay Bruce to the Mets in a deal that brought Dilson Herrera on Aug. 1, they believed they got their second baseman of the future. When exactly that future arrives for Herrera to get his chance remains unknown for now.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 14:42:46 EDTLike many baseball fans, Reds manager Bryan Price watched the postseason and saw how his peers were innovative in using their late-inning relievers. Often the best reliever was used to get the toughest outs in the highest leverage situations, regardless of the inning, with closers sometimes pitching two and even three innings. Price is in favor of doing something similar with his relievers in 2017.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:10:23 EDTReds catcher Devin Mesoraco has every intention to return to the form that made him a 2014 All-Star, but realizes there are skeptics. That comes with the territory because he's had a major surgery on each hip and another on his non-throwing shoulder, limiting him to 39 games over the past two seasons. Mesoraco, 28, is not deterred, however.
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:33:33 EDTThe Rays, Reds, A's, Brewers, Twins and Marlins, in that order, will pick in Round A, while the Round B order will be: D-backs, Padres, Rockies, Indians, Pirates, Royals, Orioles and Cardinals.
Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:27:37 EDTThe Reds completed Thursday's trade of Rule 5 selection Luis Torrens to the Padres on Friday by announcing that they acquired infielder Josh VanMeter.