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Reds | Joey Votto close to spring action

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:02:21 -0800

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) is close to making his Cactus League debut, according to manager Bryan Price. Votto missed 100 games in 2014 with a distal strain of his left quadriceps, and he hasn't played in the team's first three spring games. Votto was more focused on strengthening his leg in the offseason, which has put him behind schedule in camp.

Fantasy Tip: Votto could very well make or break your 2015 fantasy baseball team. The main concern is whether Votto can bring back his power after hitting only six home runs in an injury-riddled 2014 season. At his current devalued price, Votto could be a steal if he proves to be back to full health and returns to the 20-homer mark.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Sheldon


Reds | Joey Votto feels great

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:08:03 -0800

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) will not start the team's spring opener Tuesday, March 3, but he's been feeling much better this spring after playing in just 62 games due to a distal strain of his left quadriceps in 2014. He is slightly behind the others in terms of baseball shape in camp, but he hasn't shown any limitations with his leg. "I feel really good. I was surprised at how good I feel this early," Votto said. "I'm trending towards starting to play in games, hopefully here in the not too distant future."

Fantasy Tip: The main concern with Votto is if he'll be able to bring back his power after clubbing only six home runs in 2014. If he's fully healthy, there's a good chance he will be a great value pick in fantasy baseball drafts, and he should continue to be an excellent asset in leagues that count on-base percentage.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Sheldon


Reds | Ground balls a key for Johnny Cueto

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:49:31 -0800

Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto induced ground balls at will Thursday, Feb. 27, according to manager Bryan Price. Price noted Cueto's control is the key to his elevation to being able to successfully produce ground-ball contact.

Fantasy Tip: Cueto had a 46.2 % ground-ball rate last season, which was slightly above the league average of 44.8%. His real value centered on his 242 strikeouts. Continue to view Cueto as a low-end No. 1 starter in fantasy leagues. However, an uptick in ground balls this season would only strengthen the likelihood of him repeating his career-best 2014 season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - AJ Cassavell


Reds | Homer Bailey throws Friday

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:08:28 -0800

Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (forearm) threw 20 pitches during a bullpen session Friday, Feb. 27, and said his forearm felt good.

Fantasy Tip: Bailey is expected to miss the first several weeks but should be ready for most of the regular season if he does not suffer any setbacks. Owners should consider selecting Bailey in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts if he does not have any problems during spring training.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - C. Trent Rosecrans


Reds | Homer Bailey to miss opener

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:26:19 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (forearm) won't be ready for the start of the season after having surgery last September to fix a torn right flexor tendon. He hasn't had any setbacks this spring, but he's been limited to playing catch since reporting to camp. Bailey is set to throw off a mound for the first time Friday, Feb. 27. He's expected to return to the rotation in mid-April.

Fantasy Tip: Bailey will obviously come at an injury discount this year in the end of the middle rounds of drafts, since he's only expected to miss a month at the most. He posted an ERA of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.23 in 23 starts in 2014.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Zach Buchanan


Reds | Homer Bailey could miss opener

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:58:19 -0800

Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (forearm) may not be ready for the season opener, according to manager Bryan Price. "I don't if it's going to Opening Day," Price said. "But I don't imagine we're going to talking May either." Bailey hasn't had any setbacks and could throw a bullpen session soon.

Fantasy Tip: Bailey is likely a SP4 target in the middle or early late rounds in mixed league drafts.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay


Reds | Jay Bruce's knee a non-issue

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:34:20 -0800

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce (knee) said his knee is 100% healthy and is a non-issue this spring. Bruce had surgery on a torn meniscus in his knee last May and missed only two weeks after surgery, but he hit a career-low .217 and had a career-low 18 home runs in 2014. Bruce said he started training three weeks earlier this offseason to prepare for the 2015 season.

Fantasy Tip: Because of Bruce's disappointing, injury-riddled 2014 season, expect many fantasy baseball drafters to ignore him completely. We know the power is for real and was likely directly affected by his knee ailment. That presents you with an excellent buying opportunity in Bruce this season as a safe power source likely to rebound.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay


Reds | Mike Leake open to contract extension

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:24:51 -0800

Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake said he is open to discussing a contract extension with the club, although they haven't approached him yet. "I'll be happy to stay in Cincinnati, but I'd also be happy to go to free agency," Leake said. "I'd like for them to show interest. They haven't yet. If they don't have interest, they don't have interest." He does not have a price range in mind for what it would take to sign him.

Fantasy Tip: Leake is expected to begin the season as Cincinnati's No. 3 starter and will be projected to go in the middle rounds of most fantasy leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Sheldon


Reds | Daniel Cabrera signed

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:12:56 -0800

The Cincinnati Reds have signed SP Daniel Cabrera (Japanese League) to a minor league contract.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Baseball America - Matt Eddy


Reds | Anthony DeSclafani on rotation radar

Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:31:52 -0800

Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani has been labeled as an inside-track candidate for one of the open rotation spots by manager Bryan Price. The Reds acquired DeSclanfani in an offseason trade that saw veteran SP Mat Latos moved to the Miami Marlins. "We got him in that deal because we targeted him as a priority to fill this role," Price said. "That in large part is why I have him ranked so high on the list of starter options for us."

Fantasy Tip: DeSclafani could land in late-round-flier territory for NL-only and deep mixed leagues, if he lands in the starting rotation. Currently, he isn't worth a draft pick in the majority of formats. It is a situation worth monitoring leading into the season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Sheldon


Reds | Johnny Cueto wants to stay with Reds

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:53:10 -0800

Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto said he wants to stay with the Reds and would like to sign a contract extension before the end of spring training Thursday, Feb. 19.

Fantasy Tip: It is unlikely the Reds will dish out the dough Cueto seeks, but it is also unlikely to have any impact on his fantasy stock. Cueto posted career-best numbers across the board last season, including a beastly 242 strikeouts. Slight regression isn't out of the question, but Cueto still projects as a No. 1 starter in mixed leagues and will likely fall outside the first 12 arms off the board on draft day.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay


Reds | Homer Bailey hasn't had setbacks

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:02:09 -0800

Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (forearm) said he's a bit behind schedule in his recovery from surgery to fix a torn flexor mass in his right forearm, but things are going well. "I haven't gotten off the mound," Bailey said. "Usually, l like to get off the mound a few times before I come. But I can catch back up real quick. It's more getting used to the throwing everyday stuff." Bailey has had no setbacks from his surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Bailey will come to drafters at an injury discount in the middle to late rounds of your fantasy baseball drafts this year. If Bailey escapes any setbacks this spring, he could return some real nice value to whoever takes the chance on him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mark Sheldon


Reds | Johnny Cueto could be moved if no deal

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 08:53:09 -0800

Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto could be on the trade block near the trade deadline if the team is not able to agree to a new contract with Cueto. General manager Walt Jocketty said the team is trying to sign Cueto to a long-term deal.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham


Reds | Ismael Guillon outrighted

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:32:11 -0800

Cincinnati Reds P Ismael Guillon cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville Friday, Feb. 13. He'll be a non-roster invite to spring training.

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Reds | Aroldis Chapman financials

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:58:40 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman agreed to a one-year, $8.05 million deal to avoid arbitration Friday, Feb. 13. He had asked for $8.7 million, and the Reds were offering $6.65 million.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick


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Cincinnati Reds Player News

Adcock Nathan RP
Amador Renny P
Anderson Drew OF
Aramboles Ricardo P
Astin Barrett P
Atilano Luis SP
Axelrod Dylan SP
Badenhop Burke RP
Bailey Homer SP
Barnhart Tucker C
Beale David SS
Belcher Jordan OF
Bell Trevor P
Bergman Sean P
Blandino Alex 3B
Boesch Brennan OF
Bohorquez Carlos P
Borsa B.J. P
Bourgeois Jason OF
Bowden Michael RP
Brock Till P
Bruce Jay OF
Bruksch Jeff P
Buchholz Alex 2B
Burchett Jeremy P
Byrd Marlon OF
Cabrera Daniel SP
Chamblee Jim 3B
Chapman Aroldis RP
Chapman Travis 3B
Christensen McKay OF
Christiani Nick RP
Cingrani Tony SP
Cisco Drew P
Cisnero Jose RP
Clarke Mitchell P
Cleveland Clay 1B
Cochran Tom P
Colmenares Cesar OF
Conley Evan SS
Constante Jacob P
Contreras Carlos P
Conway Dan C
Corcino Daniel SP
Correa Jonathan P
Costanzo Mike 3B
Cozart Zack SS
Crabbe Tim P
Crawford Jonathon P
Cruz Arian P
Cruz Enrique SS
Cueto Johnny SP
Cumberland Shaun OF
Curtis Jermaine INF
Danielson Sean OF
Davis Zachary SP
De Jesus Ivan INF
De La Rosa Wilkin P
Delgado Jesus RP
Denham Dan P
Denove Chris C
DeSclafani Anthony SP
Devone Chris C
Diamond Scott SP
Diaz Jose P
Diaz Jumbo P
Dillard Johnny P
Dominguez Chris 3B
Duncan Shelley OF
Duran Juan OF
Durango Luis OF
Eckenstahler Eric P
Ervin Phillip OF
Esquer Tony C
Fajardo Carlos P
Feiner Korey C
Felt Mason P
Frazier Todd 3B
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
Gregg Kevin RP
Gressick Anthony P
Griffin David P
Gruler Christopher SP
Guillon Ismael P
Gunter Kevin P
Gutierrez Jesse 1B
Gutierrez Tonys OF
Guzman Joel 1B
Hale Darrick INF
Hamilton Billy OF
Harris Willie OF
Hayes Drew P
Holmberg David SP
Honeycutt Harris P
Hoover J.J. RP
Hotchkiss Jordan P
Howard Nick P
Hyde Lee P
Iglesias Raisel RP
Iribarren Hernan 2B
Jeffords Raymond 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
Lasso Yoni 2B
Leake Mike SP
LeCure Sam RP
Lehr Justin SP
Leyer Euclides P
Lomasney Steve C
Lorenzen Michael OF
Lutz Donald OF
MacRae Scott P
Magill Matt SP
Maholm Paul SP
Mangini Matt INF
Marmolejo Jose P
Maron Cam C
Marquez Jeff SP
Marquis Jason SP
Marshall Sean RP
Marson Lou C
Mateo Hector 2B
Mather Joe OF
Mejias-Brean Seth 3B
Menchaca Brandon OF
Mesoraco Devin C
Mijares Jose RP
Miller Corky C
Mills Beau 3B
Mitchell Dakota P
Montano Luis SP
Morenko Brad P
Neal Thomas OF
Negron Kris SS
Oliveras Alexis OF
Parker Logan 1B
Parra Manny RP
Patch Curtis RP
Peacock Brian C
Pelland Tyler P
Pena Brayan C
Perales Daniel OF
Perez Rossmel C
Phillips Brandon 2B
Phillips P.J. 2B
Randall Scott P
Reckling Trevor SP
Reed Justin OF
Rhinehart Bill 1B
Rhoden Robert P
Robbins Jake P
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
Schumaker Skip 2B
Shackelford Kevin RP
Shearn Tom P
Silvestre Elvin P
Skipworth Kyle C
Smit Alexander P
Smith Kyle OF
Snowden Charles P
Snyder Earl 1B
Soto Neftali 1B
Sparks Taylor INF
Stephenson Robert P
Stevens Jeff P
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
Tuttle Daniel P
Valenzuela Sergio 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
Wright Ryan 2B
Yarbrough Brandon C
Zapp A.J. 1B

Bavasi Bill TO
Bell Jay TO
Berry Mark TO
Browning Tom TO
DeShields Delino TO
Jenkins Mack TO
Jocketty Walt GM
Long Don TO
Ortegon Ronnie TO
Pico Jeff PC
Price Bryan MAN
Riggins Mark TO
Riggleman Jim TO
Speier Chris TO
Towers Kevin TO

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