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Reds | Devin Mesoraco sitting vs. Pirates

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:16:36 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is not in the starting lineup Friday, April 29. C Tucker Barnhart is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco is just 7-for-50 to start the season with a single extra-base hit and only one RBI. It isn't out of the question to replace him in shallow leagues given the poor production. There is plenty of upside, though. Mesoraco hit 25 home runs with a .273/.359/.534 slash line in 2014, after all. Barnhart is off to a strong start (11-for-32) and makes for a potential low-priced flier in daily contests Friday.

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Reds | Jay Bruce back from paternity leave

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:11:53 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce has been activated from the paternity list and is batting fifth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Bruce looks poised for a rebound season, as he sits with four home runs and 15 RBI through his first 19 games. He is a viable outfielder in all fantasy formats and a potential flier in daily contests Friday. Remember, even with consecutive down seasons, Bruce averaged 26 bombs and 80 RBI per year entering 2016.

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Reds | Brandon Phillips back in the lineup

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:05:39 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (finger) is back in the starting lineup and batting fourth against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Juan Nicasio Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Phillips is off to a nice start with a .308/.343/.462 slash line, nine runs and seven RBI. He is a low-end starter at the keystone, but he is also more than serviceable given his across-the-board production. You'll likely want to see him prove his health before utilizing him in daily contests, though.

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Reds | Brandon Phillips still out

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:46:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (finger) remains out of the starting lineup Wednesday, April 27. 2B Ivan De Jesus is starting at second base again and is hitting second against New York Mets SP Matt Harvey.

Fantasy Tip: De Jesus hit his first home run of the year last night, but that shouldn't lead you to believe he'll be a great value play in daily games two days in a row. After all, De Jesus has only five career home runs, including his long ball last night.

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Reds | Homer Bailey makes rehab start

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:14:33 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (elbow) allowed five runs - one earned - and six hits over four innings in his second minor-league rehab start Tuesday, April 26, for Class AA Pensacola.

Fantasy Tip: Bailey continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery. He isn't a bad stash option in NL-only fantasy leagues and some deeper mixed formats, but he still has a while before he is fantasy relevant again.

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Reds | Brandon Phillips beaten up

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:14:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (finger, shin, foot) is dealing with several nagging injuries, and that's why he was sidelined Tuesday, April 26. He fouled consecutive pitches off his left foot and shin Monday, April 25, and was hit on the left ring finger by a fastball. Manager Bryan Price said his shin had inflammation.

Fantasy Tip: With Phillips sidelined it was Eugenio Suarez stepping into the cleanup spot. Keep Phillips reserved in all fantasy leagues, and avoid him in DFS play, until he can officially return and prove his health.

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Reds | Homer Bailey set for second rehab start

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:31:48 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (elbow) will make his second rehab start for Class AA Pensacola Tuesday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: The 29-year-old had his first rehab outing five days ago and looked promising, displaying solid command and picking up six strikeouts in less than four innings of work. He'll have potential to contribute right away when he makes it back to the majors. Before going down with Tommy John last year, Bailey had accumulated 33 wins, not to mention a no-hitter, in the prior three seasons.

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Reds | Brandon Phillips out Tuesday

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:09:55 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (finger) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 26, against the New York Mets. 2B Ivan De Jesus Jr. will hit seventh against Mets SP Bartolo Colon.

Fantasy Tip: Phillips may miss a bit of time but the X-rays were negative. If you are in daily leagues keep an eye out for his status and avoid him accordingly. De Jesus is 2-for-9 in the past week and carries little, if any, fantasy value.

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Reds | Brandon Phillips hopes to play

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:12:29 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (finger), who was hit on the finger Monday, April 25, said he hopes to play again Tuesday, April 26, after X-rays on his injured finger came back negative. "Probably the most painful at-bat I ever had in my career," Phillips said. Phillips has 33 straight hits in road games he has played against the New York Mets.

Fantasy Tip: There's a good chance Phillips won't be in the starting lineup tonight, so make plans to be without him. It looks like he dodged a bullet, though, and he should continue to be fantasy relevant as a midrange second baseman with the ability to contribute across all categories.

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Reds | Brandon Phillips drilled, leaves game

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:35:21 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (hand) was hit in the left hand by a fastball from New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard and had to leave the game Monday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: That's certainly never good to get plunked by someone who throws as hard as Syndergaard. It's not known what the severity of the injury might be but if he has to miss any time, Ivan De Jesus would probably benefit the most. More should be known following the game.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton returns vs. Mets

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:55:02 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (thumb) is starting in center field and batting ninth against New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard Monday, April 25.

Fantasy Tip: Since entering the league, Syndergaard has limited opposing hitters to a .222/.265/.366 slash line, and he has been better to start 2016. Hamilton hasn't started since Wednesday, April 20, so it's likely best to wait for a better matchup to return him to your starting lineups in all fantasy formats. Hamilton is 6-for-38 to start the season, after all.

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Reds | Jay Bruce on paternity leave

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:11:21 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce is being placed on the paternity list Monday, April 25. P Layne Somsen had his contract purchased from Class AAA Louisville in a corresponding move.

Fantasy Tip: Bruce could be out for a few days, and Tyler Holt and/or Scott Schebler could see a few more starts this week as a result, with Billy Hamilton (thumb) still banged up. Bruce is hitting .265 and has four home runs and 15 RBI on the year and should be put back into all starting lineups when he returns.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton pinch hits

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 23:15:08 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (thumb) appeared as a pinch-hitter Sunday, April 24.

Fantasy Tip: It was his first at-bat in four days, which is a sign his thumb is on the mend. He's only hitting .158 and doesn't offer much outside of steals. It's hard to start him right now, but he could be worth an OF5 spot because he can swipe bags in bunches.

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Reds | Devin Mesoraco, Zack Cosart resting

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:14:09 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco and SS Zack Cozart are out of the starting lineup against Chicago Cubs SP Jason Hammel Sunday, April 24. C Tucker Barnhart will start behind the plate and bat seventh, while INF Ivan De Jesus will play shortstop and bat eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart is 8-for-24 this season and is a solid option for daily fantasy owners looking for an inexpensive backstop. De Jesus has just one hit in 18 at-bats and should be avoided in all formats this afternoon.

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Reds | Anthony DeSclafani has mixed results

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 07:28:28 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) allowed three runs on five hits and a walk over four innings in his first rehab start for Class AA Pensacola Saturday, April 23.

Fantasy Tip: DeSclafani was limited to a pitch count of 60-65 and struggled with his hanging breaking pitches, allowing both of his homers on curveballs. He is expected to make one more rehab start for Pensacola before a possible return to the majors. DeSclafani should remain stashed in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues but should be avoided in daily fantasy games in his first start or two following his return.

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Cincinnati Reds Player News

Allen Brandon 1B
Amador Renny P
Anderson Drew OF
Aramboles Ricardo P
Astin Barrett P
Atilano Luis SP
Bailey Homer SP
Barnhart Tucker C
Beale David SS
Belcher Jordan OF
Bell Trevor P
Bergman Sean P
Blandino Alex 3B
Bohorquez Carlos P
Borsa B.J. P
Brock Till P
Bruce Jay OF
Bruksch Jeff P
Buchholz Alex 2B
Burchett Jeremy P
Cabrera Daniel SP
Cabrera Ramon C
Chamblee Jim 3B
Chapman Travis 3B
Christensen McKay OF
Christiani Nick RP
Cingrani Tony SP
Cisco Drew P
Clarke Mitchell P
Cleveland Clay 1B
Cochran Tom P
Colmenares Cesar OF
Conley Evan SS
Constante Jacob P
Conway Dan C
Correa Jonathan P
Costanzo Mike 3B
Cotham Caleb P
Cozart Zack SS
Crabbe Tim P
Crawford Jonathon P
Cruz Arian P
Cruz Enrique SS
Cumberland Shaun OF
Curtis Jermaine INF
Danielson Sean OF
Davis Rookie SP
Davis Zachary SP
De Jesus Ivan 2B
De La Rosa Wilkin P
Delabar Steve RP
Delgado Jesus RP
Denham Dan P
Denove Chris C
DeSclafani Anthony SP
Devone Chris C
Diaz Jose P
Diaz Jumbo RP
Dillard Johnny P
Dixon Brandon 2B
Duncan Shelley OF
Duran Juan OF
Durango Luis OF
Duvall Adam 3B
Eckenstahler Eric P
Ervin Phillip OF
Esquer Tony C
Fajardo Carlos P
Feiner Korey C
Felt Mason P
Finnegan Brandon SP
Freeman Justin P
Frias Juan P
Garrett Amir P
Gelalich Jeff OF
Gentry Philip OF
Gilmartin Michael SS
Goetz Gregory P
Gonzalez Edgar G. RP
Gonzalez Rafael P
Good Andrew SP
Greene Brodie INF
Gressick Anthony P
Griffin David P
Gruler Christopher SP
Guillon Ismael P
Gumbs Angelo INF
Gunter Kevin P
Gutierrez Jesse 1B
Gutierrez Tonys OF
Guzman Joel 1B
Hale Darrick INF
Hamilton Billy OF
Harris Willie OF
Hayes Drew P
Holt Tyler OF
Honeycutt Harris P
Hoover J.J. RP
Hotchkiss Jordan P
Howard Nick P
Hyde Lee P
Iglesias Raisel SP
Iribarren Hernan 2B
Jeffords Raymond P
Johnson Stephen P
Johnson Todd P
Jones Daryl OF
Jukich Ben P
Keppel Bobby RP
Kershner Jason P
Klimesh Ben P
Klinker Matt P
Kroski Chris C
Lamb John SP
Lasso Yoni 2B
Lehr Justin SP
Lomasney Steve C
Lorenzen Michael SP
Lutz Donald OF
MacRae Scott P
Magill Matt SP
Mangini Matt INF
Marmolejo Jose P
Maron Cam C
Marquez Jeff SP
Mateo Hector 2B
Mather Joe OF
Mejias-Brean Seth 3B
Mella Keury P
Melville Tim P
Menchaca Brandon OF
Mesoraco Devin C
Miller Corky C
Mills Beau 3B
Mitchell Dakota P
Montano Luis SP
Morenko Brad P
Morris A.J. P
Moscot Jon SP
Neal Thomas OF
Ohlendorf Ross RP
Oliveras Alexis OF
Pacheco Jordan C
Parker Kyle OF
Parker Logan 1B
Patch Curtis RP
Paterson Joe RP
Peacock Brian C
Pelland Tyler P
Perales Daniel OF
Peraza Jose 2B
Perez Rossmel C
Phillips Brandon 2B
Phillips P.J. 2B
Ramirez J.C. P
Randall Scott P
Reckling Trevor SP
Reed Cody P
Reed Justin OF
Renda Tony 2B
Rhinehart Bill 1B
Rhoden Robert P
Robbins Jake P
Rodriguez Alfredo SS
Rodriguez Yorman OF
Rogers Chad P
Rose Brian P
Rowland-Smith Ryan SP
Sampson Keyvius SP
Sanchez Rafael 3B
Sanders Jared P
Sandoval Mayker 2B
Satin Josh 1B
Schebler Scott OF
Shackelford Kevin RP
Shearn Tom P
Silvestre Elvin P
Simon Alfredo SP
Skipworth Kyle C
Smit Alexander P
Smith Josh SP
Smith Kyle OF
Snowden Charles P
Snyder Earl 1B
Sparks Taylor INF
Stephenson Robert SP
Stephenson Tyler C
Stevens Jeff P
Straily Dan SP
Strait Cody OF
Suarez Eugenio SS
Szymanski B.J. OF
Tabor Lee P
Talamantez David P
Tanner Clayton SP
Texeira Kanekoa P
Travieso Nick P
Trepkowski Matt P
Triunfel Carlos SS
Tuttle Daniel P
Valenzuela Sergio P
Veras Jose G. P
Villarreal Pedro P
Vinyard Jeremy P
Votto Joey 1B
Waldrop Kyle OF
Wallach Chad C
Weems Richard C
White Chris P
Wideman Jordan C
Wilson Joseph P
Wilson Mike OF
Winker Jesse OF
Wood Blake RP
Wright Ryan 2B
Yarbrough Brandon C
Zapp A.J. 1B

Bavasi Bill TO
Bell Jay TO
Berry Mark TO
Browning Tom TO
Davis Jody TO
DeShields Delino TO
Jaramillo Tony TO
Jenkins Mack TO
Jocketty Walt TO
Long Don TO
Ortegon Ronnie TO
Pico Jeff PC
Piniella Lou TO
Price Bryan MAN
Riggins Mark PC
Riggleman Jim TO
Speier Chris TO
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