From the first batter of his start vs. the Brewers on Friday night, Reds rookie pitcher Michael Lorenzen appeared to have trouble. Lorenzen had a 0-2 count on Gerardo Parra before he hit a foul ball and stayed alive. Three pitches later and with a 2-2 count, Parra hit a rising 96-mph fastball over the right field fence for a leadoff home run. Milwaukee didn […]
Speculation has often centered that the Reds could become sellers and make trades as soon as they are done hosting the All-Star Game on July 14. General manager Walt Jocketty did not tip his hand on Friday, but indicated it was under consideration.
The top prospect of the Reds organization, right-handed starting pitcher Robert Stephenson, was promoted and is now one step away from the Major Leagues. Stephenson, 22, was called up and made his debut on Friday for Triple-A Louisville.
Josh Smith will be making his third start of his career and is still looking for his first Major League win. He is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in his two starts this season, picking up a no-decision last time out against the Mets on June 28. Opposite of Smith will be Jimmy Nelson for the Brewers. Nelson has yet to put together consecutive quality starts this year, b […]
The Brewers continued a recent trend of beating up opposing pitching when they roughed up the Reds on Friday night at Great American Ball Park. A 12-1 victory extended Milwaukee's season-high winning streak to six games.
After 65 days of relentless fan voting to determine starting positions players for the 86th All-Star Game, the largest All-Star balloting program in sports closed at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday. Starting position players will be unveiled at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN.
The Reds have not given overt signals that ace Johnny Cueto is going to be moved before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. But the fans certainly seem to appreciate that Cueto could be on borrowed time in Cincinnati.
Dominican Republic teenager Cristian Olivo has improved dramatically since the beginning of the year, and now he's one step closer to starting the path towards his big league dream. The Reds have agreed to a $1 million signing bonus for Olivo, ranked No. 23 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, according to industry sources.
The Dragons, Vectren, and AT&T will honor Shirley Dearing during the unique "Community All-Stars" program on Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. when the Dayton Dragons take on the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Fifth Third Field.
The Dayton Dragons game on Thursday, July 2 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).
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.
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 Cardinals' offense didn't exactly break out on Saturday, but it did enough to snap a season-long four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Padres in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium.
Trevor Rosenthal on Friday allowed a tie-breaking RBI single that sent the Cardinals to their fourth straight defeat. The run allowed also halted his 23 2/3-inning scoreless streak, which dated back to May 5.
Harry Caray sang the seventh inning stretch again at Wrigley Field on Friday. The late Cubs broadcaster led the crowd in "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" via a video on the new scoreboard at the 100-year-old ballpark.
According to industry sources, the Cubs have agreed to terms with shortstop Yonathan Perlaza, ranked No. 13 on MLB.com's Top 30 International Prospects list, for $1.3 million, outfielder Yonathan Sierra Estiwal, ranked No. 16, for $2.5 million, shortstop Aramis Ademan, ranked No. 19, for $2 million, Panamanian catcher Miguel Amaya, ranked No. 25, for a […]
In less than a month, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Carlos Correa have become more than just teammates. They have adjoining lockers. They have lunch together and sometimes dinner. They talk constantly.
A pair of promising young starters highlight Sunday afternoon's matchup at Fenway Park, as Astros right-hander Lance McCullers (21) and Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (22) clash in the finale of a three-game series.
The ailing Astros are about to take another step towards getting healthier with the return of outfielder Jake Marisnick, who could be activated from the 15-day disabled list as soon as Sunday against the Red Sox.
Aggressive baserunning by the Astros on Friday capped a four-run 10th inning in a 12-8 win over the Red Sox, but it could pay even greater dividends for a lucky fan, thanks to the Quicken Loans "Steal A Home" program.
The Pirates had hoped to keep Clayton Richard in the Indianapolis on-deck circle until circumstances forced a call for starting pitching help, but even with the veteran left-hander's deal into the Cubs' rotation, manager Clint Hurdle remains comfortable with the Bucs' supply of standby arms.
For a team like the Pirates, the outcome of the All-Star Game -- and the resulting home-field advantage in the World Series -- takes on a little added significance. So, too, does the process of filling out their All-Star ballots.
Pirates pitching prospect Jameson Taillon was nearing another milestone in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last week, preparing to pitch for one of Pittsburgh's Minor League affiliates for the first time since 2013. Now, it appears Taillon has lost another season. The Bucs' No. 2 prospect is expected to have surgery late next week to repair an […]