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Reds place coach on administrative leave following arrest

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Reds have placed assistant hitting coach Lee Tinsley on administrative leave following his arrest on Thursday morning on a charge of driving while impaired. Tinsley, 46, was booked into the Carroll County (Ky.) jail on one count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. ''We're still gathering information,'' Reds manager...
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Brewers could be right team to limit Hamilton, Reds on basepaths

Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton leads all of Major League Baseball with 40 stolen bases (he has 14 more than anyone else). He also has been caught stealing only six times, a roughly 87% success rate. While Brandon Phillips doesn't steal nearly as often, he still has been successful on 11 of 12 attempts. Speed is a big part of Cincinnati's game, especially when Hamilton gets on base....
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
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Reds Minor League Game Review – 7/2/15

Louisville was suspended in the 3rd inning. Resumption on Friday, followed by the regular game. Starts at 5pm. Pensacola won 2-1. Box Score Juan Duran went 1-3 with a run. Seth Mejias-Brean went 2-3 with a home run (3) and 2 RBI. Daniel Wright threw 7.0 shutout innings with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts. Patrick Schuster threw a shutout inning. Game Notes Daniel Wright had arguably...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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Cincinnati Reds agree to sign SS Miguel Hernandez for $650K

The Cincinnati Reds have made their second big signing on the international market this afternoon. Earlier today they agreed to terms with outfielder Cristian Olivo for $1,000,000. A little later this afternoon they agreed to terms with shortstop Miguel Hernandez for $650,000. Source: #Reds agree to $650K deal with Venezuelan shortstop Miguel Hernandez @MLBPipeline — Jesse Sanchez...
Via Reds Minor Leagues
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Cincinnati Reds Prospect Hot List: Week 12

After skipping last week due to three teams missing four days due to an All-Star break, this weeks Cincinnati Reds Prospect Hot List is made up for the last two weeks. It’s also been expanded to seven players now that the Billings Mustangs and AZL Reds have begun their seasons. The Hitters Jesse Winker | Pensacola Blue Wahoos The outfielder had been red hot in the early part...
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Cincinnati Reds Aroldis Chapman breaks radar guns

No, not literally. Cincinnati Reds’ closer, Aroldis Chapman, throws the ball really hard however. The 27-year old lefty has been known to frequent triple digits when closing out games for the Reds. Chapman was first introduced to the Majors in 2010, and fans were immediately attracted to his power arm. Chapman looked like the what former Detroit Tigers’ phenom, Joel Zumaya, could...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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Todd Frazier: Major League Baseball’s best Third-baseman

((June 24, 2015-Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America) In baseball, third-base is an interesting occupation; it is very physically demanding, the footwork must be more than exceptional, and the position usually associates itself with productive hitters. In spite of pitching dominating baseball as of late, new opportunities have emerged for position players to have an equivalent impact...
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Cueto throws 8 strong innings, Reds take series with Twins

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Johnny Cueto made his best start yet since returning from a sore elbow, allowing four hits in eight innings, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Wednesday to take their interleague series. The game started 12 hours after the Twins' 8-5 win on Tuesday night following a long weather delay. Minnesota played several rested backups in the quick turnaround...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Reds' Marshall plays catch, looks forward to next step

  For the first time since his shoulder surgery, Reds' reliever Sean Marshall threw a baseball. According to, Marshall played catch for about 10 minutes on Wednesday. "I don't know how many throws, probably 75 throws. It felt really good," Marshall told the site.. "From the first throw, the ball was smooth coming out of my hand. My shoulder felt really smooth. I didn't...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds that deserve to be All-Stars

The 2015 MLB All-Star game is two weeks away now and with voting closing on July 2nd, there are still several starting spots up for grabs. The big story of this years’ All-Star Game is the potential of the Kansas City Royals having up to seven or eight starters representing them in Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds. Yesterday, the MLB released updated voting...
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Reds' Hamilton stealing bases at rapid rate

  Everyone knows Billy Hamilton is fast. Everyone knows he is going to try to steal bases. However, knowing what he going to do and stopping him from doing it are two very different things – a lesson the National League is learning the hard way over and over again this season. In the Reds' Monday night victory, Hamilton stole four bases – bringing his total to 40 this year....
Via Fox Sports
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Billy Hamilton, As Advertised

Monday, against the Twins, Billy Hamilton stole four bases. In so doing, he reached 40 steals on the year before anyone else reached 30. Probably even more impressive: Hamilton now has more steals than exactly half the teams in baseball. He has more than the White Sox and Dodgers combined. Over the course of the […]
Via Fangraphs
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21 reasons Todd Frazier deserves your All-Star vote

Todd Frazier has gained major ground, moving within 65,000 votes of the lead for the National League starting third base spot. MLB All-Star voting runs through July 2 at 11:59 p.m. Here's why Todd Frazier deserves a starting bid. 1. He's tied for second in the National League in Wins above Replacement (WAR), best among third basemen 2. He's second in the National League in home...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton Goes Klepto on the Base Paths Against Minnesota

Billy Hamilton is pretty darn fast. So fast that if the man is able to get on base he is a definite threat to make it home. What makes him an even bigger threat than most though is that he can do it without anyone else getting a hit. Yes, the man is that good at stealing bases.He proved it once again Monday night by snagging four bags against the Minnesota Twins.via TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Frazier gains major ground in All-Star voting

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Todd Frazier is making a strong charge late in voting for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. Frazier has moved to within 62,980 votes of the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter for the starting third base spot. In just a couple of weeks, Frazier has come a long way. With 25 home runs and 23 RBI, top five in both of those categories, Frazier is one of the National...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: Johnny Cueto edition

Just a month away from the trade deadline, teams are narrowing down their list of players to make a run for. Sadly for Cincinnati Reds’ fans, Johnny Cueto is one of, if not the most, mentioned names in these talks. Since Spring Training in Goodyear, Arizona, it has been said that the Reds could not afford to resign Cueto due to the large sum of money owed to Joey Votto, Brandon...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Citi Field scoreboard clueless about Reds player’s name

During Sunday’s Reds-Mets game, an odd thing happened when Jason Bourgeois pinch hit for Cincinnati. The scoreboard at Citi Field read “unknown” instead of his name. Well, that’s embarrassing. The scoreboard eventually switched from “unknown” to “Bourgeois”. There was likely some confusion because of the fact that Sunday was the first game of the year for Bourgeois...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aggression Isn’t the Reason for Joey Votto’s Resurgence

Joey Votto is a passive hitter. Over the last five seasons, he’s swung at around 40% of the pitches that have been thrown in his general direction. During that same span, the average hitter swung at 45-46% of pitches he faced. Over 2,500 pitches, that’s a difference of about 125 swings, or something like 0.77 […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips takes strike while rubbing his eyes (Video)

Brandon Phillips took a strike while rubbing his eyes as he stepped out of the batter's box during his eighth inning at-bat in Thursday's Cincinnati Reds game at Pittsburgh. Phillips called for time after Pirates pitcher Tony Watson had already began his delivery. The umpire did not grant the timeout, but Phillips stepped out so he could clear his eyes. The pitch was thrown right...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Selling the Reds on Selling

​ Since 2003, the MLB All-Star Game has been used to determine home-field advantage for the World Series. The only problem is no team knows which league member will be the beneficiary of this edge. With each club guaranteed a representative in the ASG, unlike the old days when managers could stuff the roster, the game has become an important marketing opportunity, a chance...
Via The Sports Post
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: 2015 Edition

We’re nearing the middle of the season, which means that the July 31 trade deadline is slowly approaching. Each year at this time, MLB teams send their scouts to watch the top players that are said to be “on the block”. This year is no different. The Cincinnati Reds are not known as a big trade deadline team, however, they are the center of attention this year. The Reds sit...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Reds shouldn’t be sellers at the trade deadline

The 2015 season figured to be a struggle for the Cincinnati Reds, if for no other reason than the competition within the NL Central. The Cardinals and Pirates both projected to be playoff teams, while the Cubs appeared to be an up-and-comer in the division. Meanwhile, the Reds were coming off a 76-win season, had an aging roster and did little to improve during the offseason. Cincinnati...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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