When Raisel Iglesias was a freshly-minted free agent from Cuba last year, almost all of his suitors projected him as a reliever. But not the Reds, a team that liked him as a starting pitcher. Iglesias chose Cincinnati and has showed signs that he could become a dynamic member of the rotation.
At least officially, left-hander David Holmberg remained listed as the Reds' scheduled starter for Monday's series opener vs. the Cubs at Wrigley Field. But after Holmberg was hit hard in three-straight starts, including Wednesday vs. the Dodgers, manager Bryan Price seemed to be considering alternative plans.
Reds right fielder Jay Bruce is badly in need of a good night at the plate while Brewers starter Matt Garza could equally welcome a positive game on the mound. Even based on small sample sizes, Saturday's meeting of the two teams at Miller Park could be to Bruce's benefit.
The Reds' frustration showed in the moment Thursday when they missed a chance to break through against the Dodgers and Zack Greinke. When the final score turns out to be a 1-0 defeat -- Cincinnati's 12th loss in its past 13 games -- well, that's some added salt that burns the wound.
Zack Greinke fired a four-hitter for seven scoreless innings to outduel Anthony DeSclafani as the Dodgers edged the Reds on Thursday afternoon, 1-0, for their first series sweep at Great American Ball Park since 2008.
When Reds reliever Pedro Villarreal is asked to eat up some innings, the chances are strong that the starting pitcher didn't have a good -- or a deep -- outing. It's happened more frequently lately as the all-rookie rotation struggles for consistency, and it was the case again Wednesday during a 7-4 loss to the Dodgers.
Cody Reed held the Mississippi Braves to one run and struck out eight in six innings of work as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos won, 3-1, Wednesday night to move into first place in the second half of South Division play in the Southern League.
In its first playoff race in franchise history, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos have turned over sole possession of first place to the Mississippi Braves by dropping its first two games to the visiting club.
Tyler Mahle, Brennan Bernardino, and Conor Krauss combined on a six-hit shutout as the Dayton Dragons defeated the Lake County Captains 1-0 in a suspended game that was completed on Wednesday afternoon.
Dayton Dragons games on Thursday, August 27 and Friday, August 28 will be televised from Fifth Third Field on WHIO Digital Channel 7.2 MeTV (channel 23 and digital channel 372 on most Time Warner Cable systems in the Miami Valley).
Jim McCurdy, President of the Pioneer Baseball League, has released the Pioneer League's roster for the inaugural Pioneer Baseball League vs. Northwest League All-Star Game sponsored by Cenex Zip Trip® stores. The event, which will be held on August 4, 2015, will be played at Avista Stadium in Spokane, Wash. - the home of the Spokane Indians of the Nort […]
When Stephenson's name was called in the MLB Amateur Draft by first-year commissioner Rob Manfred on June 8, whether he was ready for it or not he was about to begin his journey into professional baseball.
Main Street Baseball, LLC, has officially taken the reins of the Billings Mustangs, the rookie-level Pioneer League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, the team announced Tuesday. Major League Baseball has approved the team's sale, formally bringing the Mustangs into the Main Street Baseball family, led by Dave Heller and Bob Herrfeldt.
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.
Playing as close to his Bay Area hometown as he has since he was a standout player at Stanford University, Cardinals rookie outfielder Stephen Piscotty treated his personal cheering section of approximately 50 friends and family members to a web gem in the field and a two-hit night at the plate.
What Michael Wacha did before the Giants prevailed, 5-4, on Kelby Tomlinson's walk-off single in the ninth Friday outweighed what he did not do. The Cardinals' 24-year-old right-hander from Texarkana, Texas, showed why he's a legitimate No. 1 on the best pitching staff in the game.
After sweeping a series in Arizona behind reliable defense and all-around execution, the Cardinals gave away too many free bases and extra outs to avoid another crushing ending in a place that haunted them last October.
Kelby Tomlinson hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning and Marlon Byrd smacked a grand slam in the third to power the San Francisco Giants to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night at AT&T Park.
The San Francisco Giants turn to Ryan Vogelsong on Saturday afternoon as they look to take the second contest of a three-game series from the St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park. The Cardinals send 10-game winner Lance Lynn to the hill to oppose Vogelsong. Lynn went head-to-head with Vogelsong in St. Louis, with the Giants right-hander getting the win over […]
On the night Vin Scully announced he will return to the broadcast booth next season, Clayton Kershaw struck out 14 and the Dodgers put up a three-run sixth inning to beat the Cubs, 4-1, on Friday night at Dodger Stadium.
No offense to Mat Latos, but the Cubs will be very happy to face him on Saturday. The Dodgers right-hander has a 7-3 record and 2.76 ERA against Chicago, but it'll be the first game in which the Cubs get a little breather after facing two Cy Young winners and a World Series MVP.
A.J. Reed is back in front. The Astros' No. 6 prospect crushed his 31st home run of the season during Double-A Corpus Christi's 17-6 blowout win over Midland. In the lineup as the designated hitter, he finished 4-for-4 with four runs and three RBIs.
An anticipated matchup between two of the American League's top rookies will have to wait. On Friday, Carlos Correa was out of the Astros' lineup for the second straight game while nursing a sore left hamstring and Twins slugger Miguel Sano also did not start the series opener due to his own sore hamstring.
When Astros outfielder George Springer headed out of the visitors' clubhouse at Target Field on Friday, he said he wasn't sure where his rehab assignment would be -- he just knew that he was first heading back to Houston.
Right fielder Gregory Polanco saved the bacon for the Pirates in the eighth inning of their 5-3 victory over Colorado on Friday night. With the game tied, Polanco caught a one-out liner and gunned down Jose Reyes at home plate, completing an inning-ending double play.
Right fielder Gregory Polanco showed off his strong arm in right field and Josh Harrison lifted the Pirates with a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning of a 5-3 victory over the Rockies at PNC Park.