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Reds | Billy Hamilton plays Wednesday

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:26:24 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (thumb) entered as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning Wednesday, May 4, after aggravating his jammed left thumb the day before. Hamilton's injury has prevented him from gripping a bat.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton's injury probably won't land him on the DL, but he could miss a few more days. With Zack Cozart back from injury, too, Hamilton will likely return to the bottom of the batting order, which isn't good news for his already dwindling fantasy value. His stolen base opportunities are on the decline hitting that low, and his speed is his only real asset to owners.

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Reds | Ross Ohlendorf next in line for saves?

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:14:20 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Ross Ohlendorf pitched the final inning of a 7-4 win over the San Francisco Giants in the ninth inning Wednesday, May 4. However, Ohlendorf allowed two hits and an earned run while striking out one but wasn't awarded a save.

Fantasy Tip: Even though it wasn't a traditional save opportunity, it's notable because Ohlendorf was tasked with finishing the game after Tony Cingrani pitched the eighth. Caleb Cotham and J.J. Hoover have been terrible for a bullpen that has allowed a run in an MLB record-worst 22 straight games. Cingrani and/or Ohlendorf could be next in line for ninth-inning work if you're brave and desperate enough to mess with this shaky situation in Cincy.

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Reds | Brandon Phillips back in HR column

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:11:10 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips hit his second home run of the season against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, May 4, and his first in 22 games since April 8. Phillips went 2-for-4 in the game with a run scored and RBI and is now hitting .281 on the year.

Fantasy Tip: The veteran isn't flashy, but he continues to contribute across the board with two home runs, eight RBI and three stolen bases. Phillips remains relevant in the majority of fantasy leagues.

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Reds | Zack Cozart back with a bang

Wed, 04 May 2016 16:04:41 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (knee) hit his third home run of the season in his return to the lineup Wednesday, May 4. Cozart had been dealing with tendonitis in his surgically repaired right knee and missed the first two games of the series against the San Francisco Giants. He's now hitting .342 on the season.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart mentioned he'll likely have to manage his tendonitis for the rest of the year, so he could be rested here and there. The way he's hitting, though, fantasy owners won't be worried at all. Cozart showed signs of breaking out last year before his injury and has picked up where he left off. At a shallow position, his power is attractive everywhere. Pick him up if he's still out there in your league.

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Reds | Cincy bullpen historically bad

Wed, 04 May 2016 15:41:06 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds bullpen set a major league record by allowing a run in 21 straight games after RP Caleb Cotham gave up an RBI infield single to San Francisco Giants 2B Kelby Tomlinson Tuesday, May 3. They went into the game Tuesday with a 6.54 ERA and had given up 69 runs in 95 innings with 54 walks, the most in the majors. Their relievers had allowed 22 home runs in 27 games.

Fantasy Tip: It's been very ugly. Fantasy owners of Cotham and Hoover haven't been able to watch. Searching for saves in Cincy has proved more detrimental than helpful, so it's probably best to avoid this situation altogether. With Hoover and Cotham struggling the most, Ross Ohlendorf and Tony Cingrani may be next in line for save chances, if you're feeling brave and are desperate for saves.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton available Wednesday

Wed, 04 May 2016 08:14:07 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (thumb) is available off the bench Wednesday, May 4, despite his jammed left thumb.

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.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton sits

Wed, 04 May 2016 07:09:35 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (thumb) is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 4, with OF Tyler Holt hitting second.

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.

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Reds | Zack Cozart back in lineup

Wed, 04 May 2016 06:56:46 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (knee) returned to the lineup Wednesday, May 4.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart returns against Jake Peavy, and opposing hitters are batting .382 against him. Cozart is an upper-middle option at shortstop.

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Reds | John Lamb good in first start

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.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton leaves with thumb injury

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.

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Reds | Tucker Barnhart to play a lot

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.

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Reds | Zack Cozart out Tuesday

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.

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Reds | Jon Moscot uncertain for Tuesday

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.

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Reds | Joey Votto powers up against old mate

Mon, 02 May 2016 23:35:30 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto, his former teammate, in a loss Monday, May 2.

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.

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Reds | Brandon Finnegan solid in no-decision

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.

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Cincinnati Reds Player News

Adleman Tim P
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 RP
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
Towers Kevin TO
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