Cincinnati Reds news, rumors and injuries
Mon, 02 May 2016 11:40:41 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco is hitting .140/.218/.160 with one RBI in 50 at-bats and hasn't started since last Wednesday. It's time to start looking for other catching options in mixed leagues. Barnhart, on the other hand, is hitting .302 (13-for-43). However, he has only four career home runs and is nothing more than a low-end second catcher in two-catcher formats.
Mon, 02 May 2016 11:38:19 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (knee) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 2. SS Ivan De Jesus is starting at the 6 and is batting second against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto. Also, OF Billy Hamilton moves to the leadoff spot.
Fantasy Tip: Cozart's injury is perplexing because it's the same knee he had surgery on last year. Make plans to replace him in case he's out for an extended period. De Jesus has very little power or speed and is a weak daily option against Cueto. Hamilton is only useful for is speed and struggles to reach base consistently, but he gains some daily value in the move to the top of the order today.
Mon, 02 May 2016 09:49:59 -0700
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto's .640 OPS in April was the worst full month of his career, and he was 0-for-19 at one point, which was his longest hitless streak of his career. He finished the month hitting .325 (9-for-25) but had a slash line of just .229/.327/.313 with two home runs and a double on the month. Votto said he would prefer to retire from the game rather than play at a poor level. He has eight years and $199 million left on his current deal.
Fantasy Tip: The retirement talk is a little overblown. Votto is off to a slow start, sure, but he's an elite hitter that should bounce back over the coming months. There is reason to have concerns, though, especially with a weak lineup around him. This would be a great time to try and buy low on Votto, but keep in mind that his runs and RBI opportunities will be limited on a rebuilding club.
Sun, 01 May 2016 20:41:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Votto is speaking out of frustration due to his terrible start, and he is too good of a hitter to struggle for the entire year. Consider him a buy-low candidate.
Sun, 01 May 2016 13:09:18 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (knee) left the game Sunday, May 1, against the Pittsburgh Pirates with an apparent right knee injury. Cozart, who reached on an error to start the top of the eighth inning but was met by a trainer at second base shortly thereafter, appeared to point to his right knee before walking off the field.
Fantasy Tip: There is reason for concern here since it is the same knee Cozart had ACL surgery on last season. The 30-year-old just wrapped up an incredible April atop the Reds' order, batting .361 with two homers, nine RBI and 13 runs scored. Ivan De Jesus replaced him in the field and would be a big drop-off offensively, as he entered Sunday hitting .133.
Sun, 01 May 2016 10:17:44 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, May 1, because of right shoulder impingement. The team recalled SP Tim Adleman from Class AAA Louisville. The team also transferred C Kyle Skipworth (ankle) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Tim Adleman is scheduled to start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates and could stay in the starting rotation if he has a solid outing. Adleman could be valuable in NL-only leagues if he receives multiple starts but probably is not a great option in deeper mixed leagues. Robert Stephenson is also an option to join the rotation while Iglesias is sidelined. He posted solid numbers in his two starts earlier in the season and could be an option for owners on NL-only leagues and some deeper mixed leagues if he joins the rotation.
Sun, 01 May 2016 08:22:27 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Barnhart is batting .308 with three doubles and four RBI through 39 at-bats and should be viewed as a value play in daily fantasy games. On the other hand, Mesoraco has played just twice in the past week and is batting .140 with one RBI through 50 at-bats. He should be avoided in all fantasy formats for now.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:09:58 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The team doesn't think Iglesias will need the disabled list, which is encouraging. Melville carried a 0-1 record and 11.00 major league ERA, so he carries no fantasy value at this time.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:02:28 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's average improved to .218, which illustrates his biggest problem. Hamilton is strong when on the basepaths, but getting him on base is the big issue. If Hamilton ever figures it out all the way, he could be a very dangerous player.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 22:59:07 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Alfredo Simon dropped to 0-3 on the year in a 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, April 30. Simon allowed three runs in over six innings, walked four and struck out four.
Fantasy Tip: Simon's ERA dropped from 16.39 to 13.50, which means he's still not out of the woods yet for fantasy players. Not only does Simon not have a victory, he has gotten off to a subpar start. Leave him off your roster until Simon stabilizes further.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:50:10 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Anthony DeSclafani (oblique) felt discomfort in his side during his rehab start Friday, April 29. "(He) just hasn't gotten to where he's sensation-free and we're not going to push him through it," manager Bryan Price said. "We're really doing everything we can to avoid a setback. He was good until the last inning or so, and then it was an issue."
Fantasy Tip: DeSclafani's status is unclear, but he will likely have to make another rehab start without feeling the sensation in his oblique. He showed flashes early last season before eventually tailing off. He's really only an NL-only commodity.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:41:48 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Raisel Iglesias (shoulder) may miss his start Sunday, May 1, after he felt a pinch in his right shoulder Friday, April 29. He was examined Saturday, April 30. Class AAA Louisville scratched SP Tim Adleman Saturday in case he has to come up to start Sunday.
Fantasy Tip: From the sounds of it, you can pretty much assume Iglesias will at least have his start pushed back. Keep tabs on whether this will require a DL stint. Adleman is 2-0 with a 4.24 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP at Louisville. He's not worth consideration if he starts Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:25:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco is not believed to be injured but he is off to another poor start offensively this year, batting .140 with one RBI in 50 at-bats. On the other hand, Barnhart is hitting .333 with four RBI and 36 at-bats and is worth considering as a value play in daily fantasy contests.
Sat, 30 Apr 2016 12:13:17 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Duvall is 4-for-9 with a pair of doubles versus left-handed pitching this season and is a viable option for daily fantasy players searching for an inexpensive flier for the outfield.
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:12:30 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Jon Moscot (shoulder) is expected to make his next scheduled start against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, May 3, despite being bothered by pain in his left arm during his most recent outing versus the New York Mets Wednesday, April 27.
Fantasy Tip: Moscot is a right-handed pitcher, which explains why he isn't in danger of missing any starts. He is 0-2 with a 4.02 ERA through three outings but has walked nine batters through 15 2/3 innings while striking out just six. He is not a recommended option in any fantasy format versus the Giants.
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