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.
3/4/2014 | Ludwick, Frazier belt back-to-back jacks vs. KC
Ryan Ludwick and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back home runs in a four-run first inning as the Reds dropped a 9-5 decision to the Royals on Tuesday in Surprise, Ariz.
3/4/2014 | Chapman set to feel, play at ease with family in tow
Closer Aroldis Chapman can focus on honing his craft in Spring Training with the Reds now that he's been reunited with his loved ones from Cuba.
3/3/2014 | Simon sharp, but Reds can't hold lead against M's
The Mariners committed four early errors with all of them resulting in Reds runs, but overcame them for a 6-5 split-squad victory at Goodyear Ballpark. The game turned against Cincinnati in the top of the seventh when Chris Taylor hit a 2-0 pitch from Chad Rogers for a grand slam into the left-field bullpen.
3/3/2014 | Entire family in US, Chapman finding peace off field
For most of the nearly five years he has spent in the U.S. as a Cuban defector and Reds pitcher, the personal and baseball worlds of Aroldis Chapman have rarely orbited around him in harmony. This could be the year that everything aligns just right and Chapman has peace at home to go with the success he's had on the mound.
3/3/2014 | Reds 'optimistic' Latos will throw off mound this week
The Reds were hopeful that injured starting pitcher Mat Latos could soon take the next step in his rehab from left knee surgery. "I'm optimistic he'll be off the mound this week," manager Bryan Price said on Monday morning. "It's a matter of verifying there is no soreness issue and there is no lack of strength issue."
3/3/2014 | Bullpen hopeful Partch tinkering with mechanics
Trying to make the roster in Cincinnati's bullpen this spring, right-handed reliever Curtis Partch has been tinkering with his mechanics. Pitching coach Jeff Pico and bullpen coach Mack Jenkins have noticed Partch had the tendency to fly open up during his delivery.
3/3/2014 | Price to increase starting pitchers' workload
The Reds are now on their second time through the rotation as Alfredo Simon started against the Mariners on Monday and pitched three scoreless innings with one walk. Manager Bryan Price said it's the plan to increase the workload of his starters by an inning each time out.
3/2/2014 | Reds erupt early, often in blowout of Padres
A day after storms soaked the Cactus League, the Reds' bats provided some thunder of their own Sunday afternoon as Cincinnati tallied 20 hits and routed the Padres, 15-4, before a crowd of 3,311 at the Peoria Sports Complex.
3/2/2014 | Leake doesn't expect to miss another start
Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake was optimistic on Sunday morning that he would only miss one start because of a minor abdominal strain. "I'll probably start my normal routine [Monday]," Leake said. "I will just take it like this was my game day and start my normal routine."
3/2/2014 | Pena leaves early impression on Price
Reds manager Bryan Price was pleased with Saturday's spring catching debut of free-agent acquisition Brayan Pena, who caught five innings against the Rockies. Pena, who was the designated hitter in Wednesday's Cactus League opener, had been spending extra time working on his defensive skills.
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