When free-agent infielder Cliff Pennington sized up his options for signing for 2018, the Reds emerged as his top choice. The club needed a backup shortstop for Jose Peraza, and none of the other players currently in camp were natural shortstops like Pennington.
There are several young Reds pitchers coming off their rookie seasons who are vying for jobs in the rotation and bullpen. Right-hander Luis Castillo, 25, doesn't have that pressure or worry despite a resume of just 15 big league starts.
Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco understands that in the competitive world of Major League Baseball, time waits for no player, especially for three years. From 2015-17, injuries limited Mesoraco to 95 games and 57 starts behind the plate.
Following five straight seasons being named the Southern League Groundskeeper of the Year, Ray Sayre has been named Double-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year sponsored by the Sports Turf Managers Association and John Deere.
For the third straight season, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos will not raise ticket prices for 2018. With individual prices as low as $5, the Blue Wahoos are committed to providing fans a fun, family-friendly and affordable experience for Northwest Florida.
Five-time Southern League Groundskeeper of the Year Ray Sayre is departing the Pensacola Blue Wahoos to serve as the Head Groundskeeper at Carpenter Complex, the spring training site of the Philadelphia Phillies and Gulf Coast League Phillies.
One of the biggest stories for the Dragons in 2018, and one of the biggest stories in our team's history, is going to be the arrival of highly-touted pitcher Hunter Greene, an 18-year-old phenom from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California.
Opening night for the 2018 baseball season is 10 weeks away, but Dayton Dragons mascots Heater and Gem along with the Dragons Green Team are already bringing the excitement of baseball season to local elementary schools.
Baseball America, the trade publication for Minor League Baseball, today announced its annual list of the top 100 prospects in all of Minor League Baseball, comparing prospects from all 30 Major League organizations.
The Dayton Dragons announced their 2018 coaching staff today, as assigned by the Cincinnati Reds. Luis Bolivar-Manager; Seth Etherton-Pitching Coach; Kevin Mahar-Bench Coach; Daryle Ward-Hitting Coach.
Dayton Dragons today announced the addition of Josh Hess as Media Relations and Broadcasting assistant for the 2018 season. Josh will work with Dragons Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting Tom Nichols on game broadcasts on the Dragons flagship radio station, WONE 980 AM.
Adam Dunn, a member of the inaugural Dayton Dragons team in 2000, will become the first Dragons player to be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall-of-Fame when he is inducted during the weekend of July 21-22, 2018.
- The National League Cincinnati Reds announced today that Ray Martinez will return for his third consecutive season as field manager of the Billings Mustangs in 2018. In his first two seasons, 2016 and 2017, Martinez has compiled a 77-73 (.513) regular season record.
After spring after spring of saying differently, Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak approached Tommy Pham this week with an unfamiliar message. "Mo said I'm on the team this year," quipped Pham, sitting in the shade Sunday, after arriving in camp for good.
With tightness in his back, Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter won't be moving around the infield a whole lot, especially at the beginning of Spring Training, which starts in earnest for position players Monday.
Marcell Ozuna pushed open the doors of his new clubhouse Saturday, and with it, walked into a new future with St. Louis. Still, he couldn't help talk about the past. The wounds it left are still too tender, the painful tug of it too strong, especially back at the spring complex he once shared with Jose Fernandez.
Cardinals brass knows their late-inning solutions may come from within. On that front, the club is already keeping a close eye on Tyler Lyons, who quietly reinvented himself into an exceptional reliever in 2017.
The summer after their junior year in high school, Kyle Hendricks and Tyler Chatwood played on a baseball travel team in southern California called the Southland Shockers. Back then, the two never thought they'd be teammates again. Now, Hendricks and Chatwood are reunited on the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs today announced details for purchasing single game tickets for the 2018 season. Single game tickets go on sale Friday, February 23, at 10 a.m. CST, and will be available on www.cubs.com or by calling 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827).
When the final out of the World Series was recorded last year, it was starter-turned-reliever Charlie Morton -- and not closer Ken Giles -- who was getting the final out and being mobbed by his Astros teammates in the middle of the diamond.
In his first Spring Training with the Astros, pitcher Justin Verlander has been spreading tons of knowledge. He was spotted Saturday getting hands-on with pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. during his bullpen session, and on Sunday, he was at his locker talking pitching with Dallas Keuchel and Gerrit Cole.
Gerrit Cole has impressive credentials, which is why the Astros traded for right-hander in January. A former first-round pick, Cole won 19 games in 2015 and can throw in the upper 90s with his fastball.
Francis Martes has stood out in the early days of Astros camp for how hard he's throwing the ball, but that isn't the only thing manager A.J. Hinch noticed about him. The right-hander shred a few pounds in the offseason, and he's focusing on slowing down his delivery.
Pirates catcher Elias Diaz reported to Spring Training on Sunday morning, smiling as usual inside the Pirate City clubhouse, with some good news to share. His mother, Ana Isabel Soto, is "doing a lot better" after she was kidnapped and rescued in Venezuela, Diaz said.
Adam Frazier will see extra reps in left field for the Pirates to start the spring. With manager Clint Hurdle announcing that Gregory Polanco will be used exclusively in right and Starling Marte in center, the competition is on to fill the left-field spot. Frazier was among the players that Hurdle said would see increased time in left once Grapefruit League […]
Less than a week into Spring Training, the Pirates' rotation is all but officially set. They have one open spot in their outfield. They might have to make a tough decision or two as they fill out their bench. But what about their bullpen? That race looks to be wide open.