8/29/2014 | Votto dealt setback after taking grounders
Plans to get Joey Votto back on the field seemed optimistic earlier this week when he performed some baseball activities. But on Friday came the news that the distal strain in his left quadriceps did not respond well to taking ground balls.
8/29/2014 | Negron parlays hot hand into more starts
For the fourth straight game and fifth time in six games, rookie utility player Kristopher Negron started at third base, with Todd Frazier moved to first. Negron has had a hot hand lately at the plate, and has also played good defense.
8/28/2014 | Reds swipe six, run away with rubber match
Cincinnati's proficiency on the bases helped accomplish something in Thursday's 7-2 victory over the Cubs that they hadn't done in more than eight years.
8/28/2014 | Bruce fans five times as Reds rout Cubs in finale
It was an overall splendid day for a Reds lineup that tallied 11 hits on Thursday in a 7-2 victory over the Cubs to win a three-game series, but Jay Bruce ended a poor homestand with a five-strikeout game.
8/28/2014 | Frazier more comfortable with role at first base
Todd Frazier's route from the field to the dugout and back has become a little shorter over recent days. Normally the Reds' third baseman, Frazier's time at first base has been increasing.
8/28/2014 | Prospect Corcino optioned to clear space for Axelrod
Before Thursday's series finale, the Reds optioned right-hander Daniel Corcino to Triple-A Louisville and made the expected recall of pitcher Dylan Axelrod from Louisville to start against the Cubs.
8/28/2014 | Price, Reds discuss callups during stretch run
The Reds' front office has been meeting in recent days to discuss potential September callups from the Minor Leagues. Major League rosters can expand from 25 to 40 players on Monday.
8/28/2014 | Reds excel on bases, at plate to support Axelrod
With help from six stolen bases and two three-run innings, Dylan Axelrod shut down the Cubs over five frames in their 7-2 series finale win at Great American Ball Park on Thursday afternoon.
8/28/2014 | Armed with Axelrod, Reds go for series win vs. Cubs
After a strong effort in his first Major League start of 2014, Dylan Axelrod will be recalled to help the Reds continue their dominant season over the Cubs, against whom they are 10-5. Chicago will counter with Jake Arrieta, who looks to continue a stellar season.
8/27/2014 | Bats back Latos early as Reds hold off Cubs
A four-run fourth inning supported Mat Latos nicely before the Reds had to hang on for a 7-5 victory over the Cubs. Cincinnati has won three of its last four games and stopped Chicago's four-game win streak.
8/27/2014 | Cubs win challenge on safe call at first base
Cubs manager Rick Renteria challenged a safe call at first base in the fifth inning against the Reds, and it was overturned, denying Kris Negron of an infield hit.
8/27/2014 | Hamilton becomes youngest Red to steal 50 bases
Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton added another remarkable feat to an already impressive rookie campaign. In the fourth inning of Wednesday's 7-5 win over the Cubs, the speedster stole his 50th base of the season, swiping third with two outs and later scoring on a single by Brandon Phillips.
8/27/2014 | Bailey's season in question after MRI results
Reds pitcher Homer Bailey underwent a second MRI exam on the strained flexor mass tendon in his right forearm, and the results learned Wednesday did not give him the green light to resume throwing. "Unfortunately, it's not healing the way we thought it would," Reds head trainer Paul Lessard said.
8/27/2014 | Votto adds field work to recovery program
Injured Reds first baseman Joey Votto took another baseball-related step in his effort to return to the club, fielding ground balls before batting practice Wednesday. Over recent days, Votto began running, taking swings and playing catch.
8/27/2014 | As Soler debuts, Turner to make first Cubs start
Wednesday's game in Cincinnati will give Cubs fans their first long look at two faces they hope will be a big part of their future as Jorge Soler will join the lineup and Jacob Turner will take the mound in his first start for Chicago. The Reds will counter with Mat Latos.
8/27/2014 | Big league birthday: Corcino makes perfect debut
Birthdays come and go with various degrees of fondness as the years pile up. But Reds pitching prospect Daniel Corcino will always remember his 24th birthday and what he did on Tuesday night. Corcino made his Major League debut out of the bullpen and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning vs. the Cubs. It was the lone bright spot for the Reds in a 3-0 loss at Great American Ball Park.
8/26/2014 | Cueto hurt by homers as Reds fall in shutout
It started pouring minutes into Johnny Cueto's start in the first inning. Anthony Rizzo hit a solo home run to right field three batters into the game before a delay stopped play for nearly an hour. When the skies cleared, the Reds went quietly in a 3-0 loss to the Cubs at Great American Ball Park.
8/26/2014 | Votto beginning baseball activity in recovery
Joey Votto was departing from his locker on Tuesday with a bat in one hand and a ball and glove under his arm. It was a pretty safe sign that baseball-related activity has commenced for the injured Reds first baseman.
8/26/2014 | Bailey, Reds awaiting results of injury evaluation
Injured Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey, who has been out since Aug. 8 because of a small tear in his right flexor mass tendon near his forearm, has yet to resume throwing. Bailey was recently re-evaluated, and he and the club are still awaiting the results.
8/26/2014 | Cingrani unlikely to return to Reds this season
Starting pitcher Tony Cingrani, who has been on Triple-A Louisville's disabled list since June 26 with a left shoulder strain, has yet to resume a throwing program and isn't being counted on to help the Reds again this season.
8/26/2014 | Reds to call up Axelrod for Thursday start
Right-handed pitcher Dylan Axelrod will be recalled from Triple-A Louisville to start on Thursday vs. the Cubs, the Reds announced on Tuesday.
8/26/2014 | Winker, Howard among Reds to play in AFL
The Arizona Fall League announced its roster of players on Tuesday, and it included six Reds prospects who will play for the Surprise Saguaros. That club will be managed by Double-A Pensacola skipper Delino DeShields from the Reds' system.
8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season
The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.
8/26/2014 | Proud Selig determined to remain busy
The youngest generation of baseball players and fans has never known life without Bud Selig at the helm of our pastime. All that is about to change, with Rob Manfred slated to replace Selig as Commissioner in January 2015. As easy as it would be to do, Selig isn't content to rest on his laurels and simply keep Manfred's seat warm.
8/25/2014 | Phillips likely not leaving Reds any time soon
Brandon Phillips' 10-and-5 rights are about to kick in, which will give him full no-trade protection. Those rights, plus the money he's owed, mean Phillips will likely be a member of the Reds through the end of his contract.
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