Last season, young Reds left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani was viewed as ready for a full-time spot in the rotation and a central piece in the club's plans. It enabled Cincinnati to bid farewell to Bronson Arroyo and feel good about its starting five. Then Cingrani struggled early in the year and missed most of the season with a shoulder injury. Before t […]
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.
On Monday, the Reds unveiled their full promotional schedule for 2015, which is highlighted by 14 fireworks shows and nine bobblehead giveaways. Also included in next year's schedule is a new kids' poster series, which will feature a new player poster to be given out at every Sunday home game.
The prime motivation behind the Reds' moves on the final day of the Winter Meetings was to clear payroll space, and it is not a sign that a rebuilding effort is about to begin. Reds general manager Walt Jocketty felt the trades enabled his club to accomplish its overall offseason plan to contend in 2015.
The Reds traded All-Star starter Alfredo Simon to the Tigers for right-handed pitcher Jonathon Crawford and infielder Eugenio Suarez. A short time later, the Reds announced they had also dealt power arm Mat Latos to the Marlins for 24-year-old right-hander Anthony DeSclafani and catcher Chad Wallach.
The Cubs winning the sweepstakes to sign free-agent pitcher Jon Lester late Tuesday night should have a lasting effect on the Reds -- in more ways than one. Of course, Reds hitters will now have to face Lester five to seven times a season as he becomes the ace of the Chicago rotation. And Lester's reported six-year, $155 million deal also gives the Reds […]
A two-time All-Star during a 13-year Major League career, Dmitri Young is patrolling the hallways at MLB's annual Winter Meetings, looking for a job in scouting or player development. He also happens to be nearly unrecognizable, after shedding about 100 pounds from his playing days.
The Cincinnati Reds today announced Pat Kelly will be the new manager for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos. With over 20 years of managerial experience, Kelly led the Bakersfield Blaze, the former Class A Advanced affiliate for the Reds, in 2014.
The Dayton Dragons have gone pink during the month of October. In partnership with Kettering Health Network, the Dragons have turned their website pink to support Kettering's Army of Pink and the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
Main Street Baseball, LLC, has purchased the Billings Mustangs, the rookie-level Pioneer League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The transaction has received approval from both the Pioneer League and Minor League Baseball and is awaiting final approval from Major League Baseball. The Mustangs join the Class-A Advanced California League's High Desert Ma […]
The Cincinnati Reds have announced that Dick Schofield will return as field manager of the Billings Mustangs for the 2015 season. Schofield compiled a 41-35 (.539) regular season record in 2014 and guided the Mustangs to their 11th League Championship title since short-season play began in the Pioneer League in 1964.
The Billings Mustangs announced that Kyle Riley will join the club as the Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations. In addition to media responsibilities, Riley will handle the radio play-by-play duties for the upcoming Pioneer League season, replacing Ryan Schuiling who served as the Broadcasting Director for the past three seasons (2011 - 2013).
The Cincinnati Reds have formally named Dick Schofield as the new field manager for the Billings Mustangs. Joining Schofield in Billings are hitting coach Kevin Mahar, pitching coach Derrin Ebert & athletic trainer Andrew Cleves.
The Billings Mustangs announced that ESPN 910 KBLG will serve as the team's official flagship station for all radio broadcasts during the 2013 season. Each and every Mustangs game, regular season and post season, will be broadcast live in its entirety on 910 AM.
The Billings Mustangs Professional Baseball Club announced today their game schedule for the upcoming Pioneer League season. The 2012 campaign marks the 60th Season that the Mustangs have played and operated in Billings.
The Billings Mustangs organization was stunned by the sad news former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and current Billings Mustangs pitching coach Bob Forsch died suddenly Thursday at his home in Tampa, Fla. He was 61.
Major League Baseball's outgoing Commissioner, Bud Selig, will be recognized at the St. Louis Baseball Writers' Dinner next month as the recipient of the chapter's new and most prestigious honor, the Red Award. The award, named in honor of Red Schoendienst, who will begin his 70th consecutive season in a Cardinals uniform in 2015, was created […]
The Cardinals announced on Thursday that they selected left-hander Marco Gonzales and outfielder Magneuris Sierra as the 2014 recipients of the Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year Awards that the organization has presented annually since 1995.
Could first base be an option for Yadier Molina to reduce his workload? What are the Cardinals' plans for Aledmys Diaz in 2015? Is the club likely to add a free-agent starter before Spring Training? Beat reporter Jenifer Langosch has answers in the Inbox.
The offseason number shuffle continues for the Cardinals, with manager Mike Matheny announcing on Wednesday that he will now wear No. 26 as a gesture to honor a late friend. In taking that number, closer Trevor Rosenthal had to choose another. Rosenthal, the club confirmed, will don No. 44.
While the Cardinals were never all that pursuant of their own free agents, the activity of the last week has all but ensured that none of the seven players to enter free agency after finishing the season in St. Louis will return. Only two -- Mark Ellis and A.J. Pierzynski -- remain unsigned, and neither has an obvious fit on the Cardinals' 2015 roster.
David Ross and Jon Lester appear to be together again. The Cubs have reportedly signed Ross to a two-year, $5 million contract, according to FOXSports.com. Several Boston media outlets confirmed the deal on Friday. The Cubs, who would have to make a roster move to open a spot for Ross, would not comment on the reports. The deal most likely is pending a physi […]
The Cubs claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Dodgers and outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Athletics on Friday. To make room on the 40-man roster, pitcher Donn Roach and infielder Logan Watkins were designated for assignment.
Manager Joe Maddon now has a veteran presence in the Cubs' bullpen with the addition of Jason Motte. The Cubs announced Friday that they have signed the free agent right-hander to a one-year, $4.5 million contract that includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses.
Chicago baseball seems to have entered into an entirely new era. No pennants are won in December, but both Windy City clubs have made moves that can only be interpreted as major improvements. The Cubs have made the bigger splashes, but the White Sox have made wider improvements.
For years, Craig Biggio has been active with Sunshine Kids, a support group that has helped thousands of kids with cancer and their families, and the Astros legend gladly showed his support recently at organization's holiday party.
The Pirates signed first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart to a one-year deal for the 2015 season on Friday. According to reports, Hart will get $2.5 million from the Pirates, and his contract includes another $2.5 million in incentives.
Ray Searage comes into every spring feeling a bit like a cast member of a revival of the classic TV series "Mission: Impossible." Searage always accepts his task, and repeatedly turns it into mission very-much-possible.
Two developments on Monday brought a little more clarity to perhaps the fuzziest inset of the 2015 Pirates' picture: The first-base cast. Free-agent first baseman Michael Morse reached a two-year agreement with the Marlins, who reportedly had prior trade interest in Pedro Alvarez, among others, for that position.
A feature of every PirateFest is a question-and-answer program between fans and the management triumvirate of club president Frank Coonelly, general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle. Amid graciously accepting kudos for the efforts that brought Pirates baseball back into relevance, Coonelly and Hurdle both were candid when asked about current […]