Cincinnati Reds news, rumors and injuries
Wed, 04 May 2016 08:14:07 -0700
Fantasy Tip: This provides a ray of hope that he can avoid the disabled list. He was hitting .316 the last seven days to get over the Mendoza Line in what has been a sluggish start. His elite speed keeps him as a midrange outfielder in traditional leagues, but it doesn't translate consistently enough into DFS.
Wed, 04 May 2016 07:09:35 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Holt is hitting .348 with two steals in 23 at-bats. He's a basement option against the struggling Jake Peavy. Hamilton aggravated his thumb injury Tuesday, and you'd have to think the disabled list is an option.
Wed, 04 May 2016 06:56:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Cozart returns against Jake Peavy, and opposing hitters are batting .382 against him. Cozart is an upper-middle option at shortstop.
Tue, 03 May 2016 19:55:34 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb made his first start of the 2016 season Tuesday, May 3, against the San Francisco Giants and he was solid, allowing just one run in six innings. He also surrendered six hits, three walks and struck out four.
Fantasy Tip: Well, after a disappointing rookie year that saw him go 1-5 in 10 starts with a 5.80 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, Lamb couldn't ask for a better start to his sophomore campaign. He's worth a stab in the deepest leagues, as this is someone that comes with exceptional strikeout potential. In fact, he racked up 58 K's in 49 2/3 innings in 2015. Now that he's healthy, he'll get more run in the rotation with tonight's performance.
Tue, 03 May 2016 19:08:22 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (thumb) exited the team's game Tuesday, May 3, against the San Francisco Giants because of a jammed left thumb. He's had issues with that same thumb dating back to when he made a spectacular catch on April 15.
Fantasy Tip: Hamilton has already missed games this season due to the thumb ailment, so this is certainly not good news as it pertains to his short-term outlook. In fact, he's now hurt his left thumb three different times this season, so it wouldn't be surprising if he were to land on the disabled list. If that is indeed the case, Adam Duvall and Tyler Holt would benefit.
Tue, 03 May 2016 16:29:56 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Tucker Barnhart "will play a lot" with C Devin Mesoraco (shoulder) possibly out for the rest of the year with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, according to manager Bryan Price. C Ramon Cabrera will serve as the backup, and C/3B Jordan Pacheco is the third backstop if a need arises. Barnhart, a switch-hitter, has improved his offensive game and has been hitting the ball hard this year.
Fantasy Tip: Barnhart has 14 hits in 47 at-bats (.298) this year after slashing .252/.324/.326 with three homers and 18 RBI in 242 at-bats in 2015. He's a second catcher option for those in two-catcher or NL-only leagues. He could be a decent short-term replacement if you own Mesoraco or d'Arnaud.
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:22:38 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (knee) is not in the lineup once again Tuesday, May 3, against the San Francisco Giants. Cozart's replacement is SS Ivan De Jesus, who will hit second against Giants SP Jeff Samardzija.
Fantasy Tip: Cozart is likely day-to-day, so keep him stashed on your bench until the team activates him. As for DeJesus, he is mostly a slap hitter with limited power so you may want to look for another shortstop in daily leagues.
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:36:12 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Jon Moscot (shoulder) is listed as the probable starter for Tuesday, May 3, against the San Francisco Giants. However, he was bothered by soreness in his left shoulder last time out, and the team will decide early in the day whether to let him pitch.
Fantasy Tip: Moscot is a risky fantasy play in both seasonal NL-only formats and DFS. It's a good idea to steer clear.
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:35:30 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Votto tied a season best with the three runs driven in. He has started to pick up the pace over the past nine games, driving in eight runs. However, he is still hitting just .231, and he has only four extra-base hits in 91 at-bats. Stick with him, though, as he is too valuable to consider dropping.
Mon, 02 May 2016 23:34:26 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Brandon Finnegan (hamstring) allowed three earned runs, six hits and three walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Monday, May 2, against the San Francisco Giants. He said after the outing that he hurt his hamstring in the third inning, but pitched through it. He said he thinks he'll be fine for his next scheduled start.
Fantasy Tip: From all indications it sounds like Finnegan just tweaked the hamstring, and the team removed him after six innings rather than have him push it. Still, it's something for fantasy owners to monitor going forward.
Mon, 02 May 2016 21:46:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (shoulder) is weighing his options, including playing through a torn labrum. "I'm going to definitely have to get surgery at some point," Mesoraco said Monday, May 2.
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain if Mesoraco will be able to return anytime soon, but he should be reserved until he can officially return and prove his health in at least a handful of games without any setbacks.
Mon, 02 May 2016 17:00:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Bailey suffered a bit of a setback within the past week, so this probably pushes his return to the major leagues back a little bit further. Given his track record, he's worth stashing in just about all leagues, but with this latest news, owners shouldn't be surprised if his return is delayed until the summer months.
Mon, 02 May 2016 16:42:32 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb could start Tuesday, May 2, against the San Francisco Giants, in the opinion of John Fay. Manager Bryan Price hasn't yet discussed SPs Robert Stephenson or Cody Reed for the assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Jon Moscot was originally slated to make the start, but he's dealing with a shoulder ailment at the moment that should make him unavailable. While he showed some potential last year as a rookie, Lamb is a very unsafe option right now, given his glaring struggles this season at Class AAA Louisville. Stephenson would have the best outlook of the three, although that's not saying much.
Mon, 02 May 2016 15:39:21 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco can be replaced in all seasonal leagues, and while the good news is it isn't his throwing shoulder, the backstop is set to miss another season of action. Tucker Barnhart is a viable add in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and NL-only leagues given the abundance of at-bats he'll receive, especially since he is 13-for-43 to start the season. Still, he is a low-end backstop in all fantasy formats.
Mon, 02 May 2016 13:03:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (knee) could have played against the San Francisco Giants Monday, May 2, but manager Bryan Price gave him the day off to deal with tendinitis in his right knee.
Fantasy Tip: Monitor Cozart's injury status over the next few days, and it isn't out of the question to make preparations for a replacement in case the injury lingers. However, it sounds like Cozart is just nursing a minor ailment. He is off to a strong start with 14 runs and a .347/.350/.533 slash line. Stay tuned for updates.
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