3/8/2014 | Pitchers start to get at-bats in spring games
For the first time this spring, Reds manager Bryan Price wrote out a lineup that did not include the use of the designated hitter. Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon batted ninth against the Cubs.
3/8/2014 | Corcino struggling to find rhythm in Cactus League
After an impressive showing early in camp, Reds prospect Daniel Corcino has been unable to transfer that sharpness to the mound in game action.
3/8/2014 | Santiago brings versatility with bat, glove to Reds
Ramon Santiago is confident he can fill a super-utility role with Reds this season. Santiago has spent 12 seasons in the American League, but he thinks his game better fits the National League style of play.
3/7/2014 | Leake efficient, healthy after first spring start
Reds pitcher Mike Leake's first start of the spring was going so quickly, he almost wished for more adversity so he could work more against the White Sox on Friday.
3/7/2014 | Schu fits: Price thrilled with offseason acquisition
There were multiple reasons the Reds signed free-agent utility player Skip Schumaker in the offseason. While there was a desire to improve the bench, they were also looking for a player who could improve the team's chemistry. Through the early portion of Spring Training, manager Bryan Price has been impressed with Schumaker on both fronts.
3/7/2014 | Reds reflect on Jobe's pioneering contribution
Dr. Frank Jobe, who developed the elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery, died on Thursday at the age of 88. Jobe's pioneering operation would go on to help hundreds of Major League pitchers with elbow injuries continue their careers, including current Reds like Alfredo Simon. Shortstop Zack Cozart had the operation on his left, non-throwing arm.
3/7/2014 | Heisey hammers two homers as Reds win slugfest
Right fielder Chris Heisey ripped two home runs, and Brandon Phillips added another Friday as a Reds split-squad team topped the Mariners, 10-9, at Peoria Stadium.
3/7/2014 | Bruce belts first spring homer in Leake's debut
Former Red Adam Dunn had two RBIs, while Jay Bruce hit his first home run of the spring as the White Sox took a 4-3 victory over the Reds on Friday at Goodyear Ballpark.
3/7/2014 | With renowned speed, Hamilton buffing up bunting
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton agreed to the interview with MLB.com but then suddenly realized the time. It was 7:53 a.m. Two minutes before early bunting work.
3/7/2014 | Foster doesn't regret giving away Fisk homer ball
Former Reds All-Star George Foster was in left field during Carlton Fisk's iconic game-winning homer in Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. He picked up the ball and later gave it away to a friend. It will likely be auctioned for six figures in April.
3/6/2014 | Soto has hot bat, seeks spot to play
In 2013, Neftali Soto played both corner infield spots. This spring, he's put in extra time as a catcher during workouts and bullpen sessions.
3/6/2014 | Leake likely to start Friday after brief setback
Mike Leake appears set to make his spring debut on Friday in a split-squad game vs. the White Sox. Leake's previously scheduled start on Sunday was scratched because of a minor abdomen strain.
3/6/2014 | Phillips isn't talking, but has plenty to say
Brandon Phillips has gone "media mute" again here in Reds camp. Only this time, it's a selective form of media muteness. He's not talking to the Cincinnati beat reporters, the guys around him essentially on a daily basis.
3/6/2014 | Cingrani solid in three scoreless innings
Starter Tony Cingrani of the Reds pitched three scoreless innings and reported feeling good in his second spring start.
3/6/2014 | Reds consider hiring staffer to help with replay
The Reds are still determining how to handle the mechanics of the new instant replay rule and who the club will employ to alert manager Bryan Price that he should ask umpires to review a potential missed call.
3/5/2014 | Bailey holds Dodgers hitless in nightcap
Homer Bailey turned in three hitless innings on Wednesday night, but Alex Guerrero's grand slam in the fifth inning helped push the Dodgers to a 10-3 victory over the Reds at Goodyear Ballpark.
3/5/2014 | Latos progresses to mound work in rehab
Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos took a big step forward on Wednesday in his efforts to return from left knee surgery.
3/5/2014 | Hannahan's recovery may open door for bench spot
Still rehabbing from October surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Jack Hannahan remains unable to get into a game, potentially opening up the door to a backup roster spot for Opening Day.
3/5/2014 | Lorenzen, Stephenson bringing the heat
During Tuesday's game with the Royals, two of the Reds' top pitching prospects were displaying some serious heat on the radar gun. Michael Lorenzen, who threw a perfect inning, was hitting 98 mph. No. 1 pitching prospect Robert Stephenson frequently touched 96.
3/5/2014 | Frazier focused on consistency in bounce-back year
Reds third baseman Todd Frazier knows his batting stance and swing are viewed as unorthodox, and that's fine with him. Now there's another word Frazier would like to have associated with his offensive approach -- consistency.
3/4/2014 | Ludwick says shoulder problems are in past
Upon exiting Tuesday's game vs. the Royals after five innings, Reds left fielder Ryan Ludwick got ice for his left throwing shoulder like he usually does. His surgically-repaired right shoulder was not packed with even a single ice cube.
3/4/2014 | Votto requests few more spring game at-bats
Reds first baseman Joey Votto was not part of the travel roster for Tuesday's game against the Royals. Votto wasn't supposed to play in Monday's home game vs. the Mariners, but asked manager Bryan Price to start.
3/4/2014 | Price looking for shift work on defense in '14
The Reds have shown this spring that they will be employing defensive shifts on opposing hitters this spring. It's something to expect to see during the regular season as well.
3/4/2014 | Latos among injured Reds' players on mend
Some of the Reds' injured pitchers are showing optimistic signs in their efforts towards getting ready. Starting pitcher Mat Latos (left knee meniscus tear) will throw from a mound on Wednesday for the first time since his Feb. 14 surgery.
3/4/2014 | Heisey's health may be key to expanded role
Reds manager Bryan Price believes that fourth outfielder Chris Heisey is poised to "turn the corner" in 2014. Of course, that also requires both opportunity and taking advantage of it when one presents itself.
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