4/21/2014 | Chapman could face batters as soon as Wednesday
Aroldis Chapman, who is trying to return from being hit in the face by a line drive last month, could likely throw live batting practice to hitters as soon as Wednesday at PNC Park.
4/21/2014 | Reds cautious as Schumaker makes progress
Injured Reds utility player Skip Schumaker, who hasn't played since dislocating his left shoulder last month in Spring Training, has been taking batting practice with the club on the road trip and making progress.
4/20/2014 | Extra-base outburst backs Bailey's best start of season
Homer Bailey earned his first win, the Reds put together an onslaught of extra-base hits and Cincinnati won its second consecutive series by taking the rubber match from the Cubs 8-2 Sunday at Wrigley Field.
4/20/2014 | Bonifacio called out on overturned call at second
Reds manager Bryan Price won his second challenge in three tries in the third inning of Sunday's series finale with the Cubs, when Emilio Bonifacio was ultimately called out at second.
4/20/2014 | Liriano, Leake look to take control in series opener
Cubs starter Francisco Liriano will look to keep a revitalized Reds lineup in check when he takes the mound against Mike Leake in the series opener at PNC Park.
4/20/2014 | Ludwick close to 100 percent after bruising toe
Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick is back in the starting lineup after missing Saturday's game with a bruised left big toe. Ludwick fouled a pitch off his foot in his first at-bat of Friday's game and was replaced in left by Roger Bernadina in the bottom of the eighth.
4/20/2014 | Votto says watch out when Reds get fully healthy
First baseman Joey Votto, who has the good fortune of starting all 17 games this season, said he thinks getting healthy is the key to going on a sustained run.
4/19/2014 | Cingrani not his sharpest, 'pen sputters vs. Cubs
Tony Cingrani struggled in the early going against the Cubs' offense, giving up three runs, but it was the bullpen that ultimately let the Reds down. The Cubs hit two of their three homers and scored five of their eight runs off Reds relievers to power their way to an 8-4 victory before 32,966 on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
4/19/2014 | Villanueva, Cubs eye first series win
On Sunday, the Cubs will send Carlos Villanueva to the mound at Wrigley Field as they eye their first series win. The Reds will counter with Homer Bailey, looking for a turnaround after a handful of rough outings.
4/19/2014 | Marshall activated, Partch optioned to Triple-A
The Reds reinstated left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the 15-day disabled list and optioned righty Curtis Partch to Triple-A Louisville, the team announced Saturday morning.
4/19/2014 | Price: Hamilton building 'foundation of confidence'
Billy Hamilton's Major League debut was an absolute splash, but he started off this season at a slower pace. It's a small sample size, to be sure, but as manager Bryan Price said, each game is all about building a "foundation of confidence" for Hamilton.
4/19/2014 | Phillips in lineup; Ludwick out with bruised toe
Brandon Phillips was back in the starting lineup Saturday and hitting third after being removed in the third inning of Friday's game due to back spasms; however, Ryan Ludwick, who fouled a ball off his foot in the first, rested with a bruised left big toe.
4/18/2014 | Hamilton, Bonifacio take the lead in Reds-Cubs clash
The Reds' and Cubs' respective leadoff men, Billy Hamilton and Emilio Bonifacio, will square off again on Saturday in the second game of the series, and it will be interesting to see who creates the most problems as Tony Cingrani and Edwin Jackson take the mound for their teams.
4/18/2014 | Simon has his say as Reds win Wrigley duel
Alfredo Simon scattered four hits over six-plus relatively stress-free innings, allowing one unearned run with three strikeouts and two walks to outduel Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and lead the Reds to a 4-1 win.
4/18/2014 | Back spasms lead to Phillips' early exit
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was removed in the third inning of Friday's 4-1 win over the Cubs for precautionary reasons after suffering back spasms.
4/18/2014 | Chapman cleared for fielding practice, live BP
Aroldis Chapman threw his second bullpen session on Thursday and it had good results, Reds manager Bryan Price said. He has been given the green light to participate in pitcher's fielding practice and pitch in live batting practice.
4/18/2014 | For now, Votto batting second best for Reds
Since Joey Votto moved up a spot from third to second in the lineup, the Reds' offense has taken off. Over the past five games with Votto hitting second, the Reds have scored 30 runs, including seven or more runs three times.
4/18/2014 | Marshall, Reds eye left-hander's 2014 debut
Reds left-hander Sean Marshall is close to making his 2014 debut after pitching on back-to-back days for Triple-A Louisville. He missed all of Spring Training because of a sore left shoulder.
4/17/2014 | Reds' prospect Lively strikes out 10 in win
Right-hander Ben Lively, the Reds' No. 13 prospect, continued his dominant start to the season Wednesday. He struck out a career-high 10 batters in six shutout innings, helping lead Class A Advanced Bakersfield to an 8-3 victory at Stockton.
4/16/2014 | Stephenson has tools to be star pitcher for Reds
After being in the Reds' Minor League system for parts of three seasons, Robert Stephenson is ranked No. 1 on the team's Top 20 Prospect list. Stephenson's size and his mound demeanor are two important components that should help trigger his future success.
4/16/2014 | Back at Wrigley, Cubs aim to turn tables on Reds
Returning to Wrigley Field after a road trip might normally be viewed as a haven of sorts for the Cubs. For this upcoming three-game series against the Reds? Maybe not so much. To say that the Reds have dominated the Cubs, especially in Wrigleyville, doesn't give enough credit to the word "dominate."
4/16/2014 | Hurdle wins replay challenge; Price loses review
Same place, different situation, different umpire: Same outcome. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was correct on another challenge of a play at first base in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the Reds. In the bottom of the eighth Wednesday, there was a crew-chief challenge on a fielder's choice play at the plate.
4/16/2014 | Chapman's second 'pen session comes Thursday
Injured Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is scheduled to throw in his second bullpen session Thursday during a team off-day. Chapman, who is recovering from facial fractures suffered after being hit by a line drive last month, threw 25 pitches Monday in his first bullpen session.
4/16/2014 | Marshall's first rehab outing goes smoothly
In the first game of his rehab assignment for Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, Reds lefty reliever Sean Marshall allowed one hit and one walk over a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. Marshall, who missed all Spring Training games because of a sore left shoulder, was scheduled to pitch again for Louisville against Indianapolis on Wednesday night.
4/16/2014 | Broxton to close until Chapman returns
It wasn't the cleanest of saves on Tuesday night for Reds interim closer Jonathan Broxton, but it was good to get the first one of the season and his first since Sept. 19, 2012. Broxton gave up a leadoff double and a two-out walk in the ninth inning and faced Andrew McCutchen representing the go-ahead run before locking down a 7-5 Reds win over the Pirates.
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