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After playing a lot in '14, Pena stays home this offseason

After playing a lot in '14, Pena stays home this offseason

MLB.com Updated Dec 17 (5 days ago)
Reds backup catcher Brayan Pena is usually a lock to play winter ball during his offseason, but that isn't the case during this particular offseason. Pena has decided to skip it this year -- pretty much.
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  • County has unique plan to fix Reds park's seats

    County has unique plan to fix Reds park's seats

    ESPN.com Dec 16 (6 days ago)
    Ohio's Hamilton County has adopted a do-it-yourself approach to fix stadium seats in the Great American Ball Park that are unexpectedly falling apart.
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  • Major League Baseball Roundup

    Major League Baseball Roundup

    The Cincinnati Reds traded two-fifths of their starting rotation on Thursday, sending right-hander Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins for right-hander Anthony DeSclafani and a minor leaguer, and shipping right-hander Alfredo Simon to the Detroit Tigers for …
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  • M.L.B. Roundup: Red Sox Fill Out Rotation With Deals for Wade M…

    M.L.B. Roundup: Red Sox Fill Out Rotation With Deals for Wade Miley and Rick Porcello

    After striking out with Jon Lester, who chose the Cubs, Boston reached deals with Wade Miley and Rick Porcello, and were close to agreeing with Justin Masterson.
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  • Reds send Simon to Tigers for Suarez, Crawford

    Reds send Simon to Tigers for Suarez, Crawford

    MLB.com Dec 11
    The Reds traded right-hander Alfredo Simon to the Tigers on Thursday for 2013 first-round Draft pick Jonathon Crawford, a right-hander, and infielder Eugenio Suarez.
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  • Reds may listen to Aroldis offers; Miami an option?

    Reds may listen to Aroldis offers; Miami an option?

    MLB.com Dec 9
    The Reds appear willing to listen to trade proposals for All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman, a source told MLB.com on Tuesday. If available, Chapman could draw considerable interest on the market. A possible destination could be the Marlins, who are seekin…
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  • Report: D-backs owner nixed Miguel Montero-Andre Ethier trade

    Report: D-backs owner nixed Miguel Montero-Andre Ethier trade

    yahoo.com Dec 7
    The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the offseason with a surplus of outfielders, and then added one more on Tuesday when they acquired Chris Heisey from the Cincinnati Reds. Needless to say, the focus of their rebuilt front office will now turn to dealing f…
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  • Cueto takes home MLB.com's GIBBY for Bounceback Player

    Cueto takes home MLB.com's GIBBY for Bounceback Player

    MLB.com Dec 6
    It's hard to believe now, after the 2014 season he had, but there were actually some questions back in the spring about whether Johnny Cueto would be durable enough to get through the year healthy for the Reds. Cincinnati's ace won the Greatness in Base…
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  • Leake curious, but not worrying about trade rumors

    Leake curious, but not worrying about trade rumors

    MLB.com Dec 6
    Reds pitcher Mike Leake knows he's in a situation that's not unique to his team -- or the starting rotation. Leake, who is arbitration-eligible for the third and final time, is one of four starting pitchers on the club who are a year away from becoming …
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  • Bailey spending offseason rehabbing from surgery

    Bailey spending offseason rehabbing from surgery

    MLB.com Dec 6
    Most offseasons, it's hard to locate Reds pitcher Homer Bailey because he's usually way off the grid. Bailey, an avid outdoorsman and bow hunter, often travels to remote outposts of the country for weeks at a time. Not this offseason. Bailey, who had Se…
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  • Finding a left fielder of utmost importance to Reds

    Finding a left fielder of utmost importance to Reds

    MLB.com Dec 5
    On the Redsfest main stage Friday night, over 80 Reds players from past and present were introduced to an enthusiastic crowd at the Duke Energy Center. But there was one player missing who doesn't even have a name because no one knows just yet who exact…
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  • Votto making progress with rehab from quad injury

    Votto making progress with rehab from quad injury

    MLB.com Dec 5
    As he gathered and mingled with his Reds teammates after the team was introduced at Redsfest on Friday night, it was clear that first baseman Joey Votto wanted to say little about the topic everyone wants to know more about -- his health.
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  • Dodgers acquire OF Heisey in trade with Reds

    Dodgers acquire OF Heisey in trade with Reds

    The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired outfielder Chris Heisey from the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right-hander Matt Magill on Tuesday.
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  • Reds sign Boesch to Minor League contract

    Reds sign Boesch to Minor League contract

    MLB.com Nov 26
    In a move that added depth to the pool of outfielders, and potentially their bench, the Reds signed Brennan Boesch to a Minor League contract and invited him to big league camp at Spring Training.
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  • Reds hire Towers as special assistant to GM

    Reds hire Towers as special assistant to GM

    ESPN.com MLB.com Nov 25
    The Reds hired former Arizona general manager Kevin Towers as a special assistant for player personnel on Tuesday.
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  • Reds have left-field options on free-agent market

    Reds have left-field options on free-agent market

    MLB.com Nov 25
    If Walt Jocketty and the Reds look to the free-agent market to fill left field, their options include Nori Aoki, Torii Hunter, Michael Morse, Alex Rios, Colby Rasmus and Chris Denorfia.
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  • Bill Bavasi to be named director of MLB Scouting Bureau

    Bill Bavasi to be named director of MLB Scouting Bureau

    MLB.com Nov 22
    Former Angels and Mariners GM Bill Bavasi is set to be named as the new director of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau (MLBSB), leaving his job as vice president of scouting, player development and international operations for the Reds.
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  • Friars show interest in dealing for Bruce

    Friars show interest in dealing for Bruce

    MLB.com Nov 21
    Say this much about first-year Padres general manager A.J. Preller: He's apparently leaving no stone unturned in his pursuit of offensive help. Now it appears the Padres may have interest in Reds outfielder Jay Bruce.
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  • Search for left-field pop brings challenges for Reds

    Search for left-field pop brings challenges for Reds

    MLB.com Nov 17
    If they didn't know it already, last week's General Managers Meetings in Phoenix made the Reds and GM Walt Jocketty aware that finding a free-agent left fielder -- even of the non-superstar variety -- is not going to be cheap or easy.
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  • Blue Jays hire Jacoby as new hitting coach

    Blue Jays hire Jacoby as new hitting coach

    MLB.com Nov 17
    The Blue Jays named Brook Jacoby their hitting coach on Monday. The former Reds hitting coach most recently worked as the Rangers' Minor League assistant hitting coordinator.
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  • Votto 'doing great' with offseason rehab work

    Votto 'doing great' with offseason rehab work

    MLB.com Nov 14
    While the Reds search to add offense during the offseason, they know they will still need their best hitter -- Joey Votto -- to be healthy and ready for next season. So far this winter, Votto appears to be progressing in the right direction after missin…
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  • At GM Meetings with Reds, Towers likely to be hired soon

    At GM Meetings with Reds, Towers likely to be hired soon

    MLB.com Nov 13
    The probable next chance for Reds general manager Walt Jocketty to meet personally with teams, players or agents is when the annual Winter Meetings commence on Dec. 8 in San Diego. When those meetings happen, there will likely be a new member of the fro…
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  • Video - Reds Dash Pirates' Division Hopes 00:41

    Reds Dash Pirates' Division Hopes

    Sep 28
    Johnny Cueto pitched eight strong innings and drove in the go-ahead run to lead the Reds past the Pirates 4-1.
  • Video - Santiago's Grand Slam Lifts Reds In 10 00:48

    Santiago's Grand Slam Lifts Reds In 10

    Sep 27
    Ramon Santiago hit a game-winning grand slam in the 10th inning to lead the Reds past the Pirates 10-6.
  • Video - Pirates Top Reds 00:48

    Pirates Top Reds

    Sep 26
    The Pirates captured their 10th win in 12 games with a 3-1 victory over the Reds.
  • Video - Brewers' Loss Sends Giants Into Postseason 01:00

    Brewers' Loss Sends Giants Into Postseason

    Sep 25
    Brandon Phillips homered to lift the Reds to a 5-3 win over the Brewers and eliminate Milwaukee from playoff contention. The Giants clinched a playoff spot with the Brewers' loss.

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