Cincinnati Reds news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:00:29 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani (calf) worked eight scoreless innings in a win Monday, April 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He allowed just two hits and ran his scoreless innings streak to 15. He was hit in the calf in the fourth inning but was able to remain in the game.
Fantasy Tip: DeSclafani was hit by a batted ball but still able to continue and produce strong results. At just $3,500 (or 7.0% of cap) he is a steal for FantasyScore owners while going well.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:13:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Gennett ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) from your lineups Monday, and it is worth noting, he is off to a slow start this season with just six hits through his first 33 plate appearances. Expect him to return to the lineup for the next game. Gomez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is nothing more than a desperation flier for FantasyScore players Monday.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:20:02 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (groin) is batting leadoff and playing center field against the Milwaukee Brewers Monday, April 20. Hamilton did not play Sunday, April 19, because of a sore right groin.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has been a terror on the base paths, and each stolen base is worth 2.0 FantasyScore points. Despite his struggles at the plate (8-for-41, .267 OBP), he still has a league-leading eight stolen bases this season. Consider Hamilton a risk/reward play in daily contests Monday.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:13:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Phillips in daily contests Monday. He is off to a solid start this season with a .304 batting average (14-for-46), and there is not indication the day off is injury related. Negron ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is low-priced flier for FantasyScore players, although batting eight isn't an ideal spot in the lineup.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:59:30 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) remains out of the starting lineup Monday, April 20. C Brayan Pena is starting behind the dish and hitting sixth in the batting order against Milwaukee Brewers SP Wily Peralta.
Fantasy Tip: It's believed that Mesoraco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) will be able to avoid the disabled list, but it's unclear when he'll return to action. The switch-hitting Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has five hits in his first 27 at-bats this season, and he'll be a weak catching option at FantasyScore while Mesoraco is sidelined.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:46:44 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) derives a lot of his fantasy value from his speed, and a groin injury could limit his base-stealing ability. We suggest waiting until he proves he is 100% before using him at FantasyScore going forward.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:16:12 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Skip Schumaker ($1,600, 3.2% of your cap) would fill in if Hamilton misses time. Schumaker doesn't have a lot of luster on FantasyScore.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:07:15 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) is still not ready to play on a regular basis, so owners should avoid him for the time being. Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has only one hit in his last three starts and may not be the best option on FantasyScore.
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:58:52 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Phillips ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) has not driven in many runners at this point but does have nine hits in his last five games. Owners on FantasyScore could consider Phillips as a starting option.
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:00:06 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) said he is not ready to catch but is available to pinch hit Friday, April 17. He has an impingement in his left hip and is trying to avoid a stint on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to avoid Mesoraco in all fantasy formats until he returns and plays a full game. It is somewhat concerning that he is attempting to play through an injury, however, it may also be a sign that his return is imminent. Continue to check back for updates on his return timeline. Brayan Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has four singles over 13 at-bats this season spelling Mesoraco, and Pena should be viewed as a low-end fantasy option in all formats.
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:51:54 -0700
Free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Nationals) has not been contacted by the Cincinnati Reds at this time, and his agent has not contacted the team, according to general manager Walt Jocketty. Jocketty said he believes it would be too expensive to sign Soriano.
Fantasy Tip: Soriano is the top reliever available, but the Reds to not appear interested in him at this point. Soriano may need to become a setup man for a team if he is not able to find a closer job. Soriano likely would not have a lot of fantasy value unless he is a closer.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:53:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Phillips had a pair of singled in four at-bats and is hitting .324 this season. At just $2,300 (or 4.6% of cap) he is a solid value play in FantasyScore.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:53:22 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (hip) remained in Cincinnati, missing his third straight game Wednesday, April 15, against the Chicago Cubs. Manager Bryan Price said Mesoraco would be re-evaluated Thursday, April 16, and did not rule out placing Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: With Mesoraco sidelined it is Brayan Pena ($1,600; 3.2% of cap) seeing a majority of the starts with Kyle Skipworth as the backup. Pena is hitting .308 and is a solid low-end FantasyScore play until Mesoraco can return.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:52:56 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Since the start of the 2012 season Bailey is just 4-5 with a 4.52 ERA in 11 starts against the Cardinals with an opponent batting average of .301, highest of any team he has faced (min. 12 innings). FantasyScore owners would be well advised to avoid this difficult matchup.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:12:54 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Pena ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) likely will be the starting catcher until Mesoraco is able to return. He has picked up three hits in his last three games and could be a starting option on FantasyScore for owners looking to save some money at the position.
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