Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:41:59 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds have recalled INF Neftali Soto from Triple-A Louisville. In a corresponding move, RP Curtis Partch has been optioned to Louisville.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:21:50 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds could look outside the organization to replace 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb), according to manager Bryan Price. Price said OF Donald Lutz and 1B Neftali Soto are not suited for the role.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:35:28 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Brayan Pena (forearm) is dealing with soreness in his right forearm and does not want to aggravate it. He was scheduled to play in the second game of the team's doubleheader Tuesday, July 8, against the Chicago Cubs, but he is no longer in the starting lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Devin Mesoraco started the first game of the doubleheader, so Tucker Barnhart will catch and bat eighth in game No. 2. Pena was in the plan to spot start at first base occasionally, with Joey Votto on the disabled list, so monitor the situation. Neftali Soto hit another home run last night for Triple-A Louisville, and he is a potential add in NL-only leagues, if he gets recalled.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:47:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) hasn't been placed on the disabled list, yet. Votto was tested today, but the results have not been released.
Fantasy Tip: Votto is still expected to go to the disabled list. Jay Bruce getting the start at first base suggests the Reds could be looking at long-term options to replace Votto. Neftali Soto is slashing .340/.387/.476 at Triple-A Louisville. He is worth an add in NL-only leagues, and he potentially could have mixed league value, if he is recalled and gets everyday at-bats.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 13:58:32 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) is likely headed back to the disabled list due to a strained left quadriceps.
Fantasy Tip: It's the same injury that has bothered him most of the season. It's unknown how much time this one will cost him, but it could take longer than 15 days. Place him on your DL. Neftali Soto could come up in his place and be worth an NL-only pickup.
Fri, 23 May 2014 11:32:09 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds recalled OF Donald Lutz from Triple-A Louisville Friday, May 23, and optioned 1B Neftali Soto to Louisville in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: With Soto being sent down, expect Lutz to fill in at first base with Joey Votto (quadriceps) on the shelf. Lutz is a temporary desperation fill-in in NL-only leagues.
Wed, 21 May 2014 12:28:13 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds placed 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, May 21, and activated OF Jay Bruce (knee) from the DL in a corresponding move. Votto's DL stint is retroactive to May 16.
Fantasy Tip: The good news here is the Reds seriously considered having Votto avoid the DL, because his injury wasn't too serious, and it's not related to his surgically repaired knee. He may not need that much time before returning, but stay tuned. In his absence, the Reds are likely to use some combination of Todd Frazier, Neftali Soto and Brayan Pena at first base. Soto deserves some mild attention in NL-only leagues in the short term.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:50:24 -0700
Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said C Devin Mesoraco (oblique) is unlikely to be ready for opening day next week. He took batting practice Thursday, March 27, and felt fine. C Neftali Soto could enter the season as the backup catcher if Mesoraco isn't ready.
Fantasy Tip: Brayan Pena will begin the season as the starting backstop with Mesoraco sidelined. Oblique injuries are tricky, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see Mesoraco's injury linger a bit.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:46:37 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds recalled 1B Neftali Soto from the minors Monday, Sept. 2, and activated C Corky Miller (thigh) from the 15-day disabled list.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:59:19 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds optioned 3B Neftali Soto to Triple-A Louisville Tuesday, July 23, and transferred RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.