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Gennett, Wood 'moving along' in recovery

Rehab assignments could be next; Blandino optioned; Draft picks sign
June 14, 2019

CINCINNATI -- Two players the Reds have waited for all season to return from injuries are closing in on rehab assignments. Out in Goodyear, Ariz., second baseman Scooter Gennett was scheduled to play in simulated games on Friday night and Saturday. Left-handed pitcher Alex Wood will work his third side

Reds sign No. 7 overall Draft pick Lodolo

June 11, 2019

CLEVELAND -- The Reds announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with their first-round Draft pick, left-handed pitcher Nick Lodolo. Lodolo, a 21-year-old from TCU, received a bonus of $5,432,400 -- the full slot value for the seventh overall pick. Ranked as the eighth-best Draft prospect and No.

Reds reportedly have deal with 85th overall pick

Contract with prep 3B Callihan would exceed slot value
June 7, 2019

The Reds have reportedly agreed to terms with high school third baseman Tyler Callihan on a $1.5 million deal, sources confirmed to’s Jonathan Mayo. MLB Network insider Jon Heyman was first to report the deal, which the Reds have not confirmed. • Reds hope '19 Draft class rises through

Reds hope '19 Draft class rises through ranks

June 5, 2019

CINCINNATI -- Drafting and development of homegrown talent has been a main priority for the Reds for several years, and has become a lifeblood of the organization. Although the odds of reaching the ultimate big league goal will elude many, players like Nick Senzel, Joey Votto, Jesse Winker, Michael Lorenzen

Reds go heavy on college talent on Day 2

June 4, 2019

CINCINNATI -- On Monday night, the Reds only scratched the surface of the 2019 MLB Draft when they made their first- and second-round selections. Tuesday’s Day 2 is when the team’s scouts and baseball operations executives started the deep dive during Rounds 3-10. “We thought we balanced out the class

Reds take LHP Lodolo with No. 7 overall pick

Lefty first pitcher selected in Draft; Shortstop Hinds goes to Cincy at 49
June 4, 2019

CINCINNATI -- Left-hander Nick Lodolo bet on himself and his ability to develop as a pitcher when he declined to sign after being drafted out of high school and instead attend college. That decision proved wise on Monday, when Lodolo was taken by the Reds with the No. 7 overall

Pitching likely to be Reds' Draft focus

Lefty Lodolo among players on Cincinnati's radar
June 3, 2019

CINCINNATI -- Each June, the MLB Draft brings clubs and their fans the hope of finding future homegrown stars. For the Reds, one doesn’t have to look far to find examples -- whether it’s Jesse Winker, Michael Lorenzen or the newest arrival, No. 1 prospect and center fielder Nick Senzel.

Senzel up to task in center field

May 11, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- When it comes to his first week-plus as a Major League center fielder, Reds rookie Nick Senzel appears to be passing the early eye test. The data has also backed up what’s been seen to this point. “He’s played well. He’s made plays,” Reds manager David Bell

Senzel's two leadoff HRs key Reds' rout

Top prospect lifts Cincy to split of four-game series with San Francisco
May 6, 2019

CINCINNATI -- The Reds didn’t expect top prospect Nick Senzel to be a savior for what was ailing their lineup. But coincidence or not, the offense has been jump-started since his arrival. Senzel certainly hasn’t done it all on his own, but his two home runs were early sparks during

Senzel turns tables with HR after robbery

May 4, 2019

CINCINNATI -- This time, Nick Senzel was not going to be denied. Two innings after being robbed of his first career home run by Kevin Pillar, Senzel sent an 0-1 four-seam fastball from Giants right-hander Dereck Rodriquez into the right-center-field stands in the fifth inning of the Reds’ 9-2 victory

Reds bounce back behind power and pitching

Dietrich wearing out San Francisco; Reed fans 4 out of the bullpen
May 4, 2019

CINCINNATI -- During his postgame interview on Saturday night, Reds manager David Bell used the word “determination” more than once, saying his players were determined to bounce back after relinquishing an eight-run lead in a loss to the Giants on Friday. Suffice it to say, they responded in a big

Watch top prospect Senzel’s first hit in bigs

May 4, 2019

CINCINNATI -- Reds top prospect Nick Senzel thought he would know what his first Major League at-bat would feel like. Then the reality exceeded his expectations once the crowd of 23,478 fans at Great American Ball Park erupted with cheers as his name was announced. “I dreamed about it but

Bell sticking by Schebler

Reds keeping outfielder in Cincy; Mets fans wave goodbye to Winker
May 3, 2019

CINCINNATI -- When the Reds decided to bring up their top prospect, Nick Senzel, on Friday to be their regular center fielder, they could have done one of two things with the player he replaced at the position -- Scott Schebler. It’s been a rough first month for Schebler, who

Senzel's debut: Here's what you need to know

May 3, 2019

CINCINNATI -- If you’re a Reds fan, you’ve likely been itching for the day that top prospect and center fielder Nick Senzel finally gets his first promotion to the Major Leagues. Now multiply that anticipation to infinity for Senzel and his family. Senzel's debut will be tonight vs. the Giants,

Another phenom joining packed NL ROY race

May 3, 2019

Now it’s Nick Senzel’s turn. It's a magical moment for Reds fans, who’ve discussed, debated, and most of all, awaited the arrival of their No. 1 prospect for nearly three years. He was projected to be a cornerstone-type player from the moment the Reds made him the No. 2 overall

Most anticipated debuts in Reds history

May 2, 2019

CINCINNATI -- Now part of a franchise tradition that spans 150 years, center fielder Nick Senzel isn’t the first highly anticipated player to make his Major League debut with the Reds, and he certainly won’t be the last. Senzel, Cincinnati's top prospect and the No. 5 prospect overall per MLB

Reds to call up top prospect Senzel (source)

April 30, 2019

NEW YORK -- Nick Senzel is finally coming to the Majors. The Reds' top prospect will be called up Friday for Cincinnati's homestand opener against the Giants at Great American Ball Park, a source told MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo on Tuesday. The club has not confirmed the report. Senzel is

Senzel: No timetable for big league promotion

Gennett walking in clubhouse; Wood throwing bullpen sessions
April 25, 2019

CINCINNATI -- The highly anticipated first big league promotion of baseball’s No. 1 prospect, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., is happening when he joins the Blue Jays on Friday. Reds fans have been just as antsy to see the Reds' No. 1 prospect -- and No. 5 overall -- Nick Senzel reach

Top prospect Senzel to report to Triple-A

Votto sits again with back tightness; Iglesias on strikeout run
April 21, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- Nick Senzel, the No. 5 prospect in baseball, per MLB Pipeline, will begin his 2019 regular season Tuesday at Triple-A Louisville. Senzel has been sidelined since sustaining a sprained right ankle while sliding into second base in a Minor League game in Spring Training on March 25.

5 NL Central prospects to watch early in '19

April 11, 2019

For many prospects, Spring Training offered the opportunity to make an impression in front of Major League staff. Now, with Minor League seasons in full swing, their challenge is to remain on those radars. While this may not be a time when clubs are seeking to make wholesale roster changes,

Senzel ramping up baseball activities

April 10, 2019

CINCINNATI -- Top Reds prospect and center fielder Nick Senzel has been making progress in his efforts to return from a sprained right ankle. After he shed a protective boot last week, Senzel has resumed several baseball activities. “Nick has been throwing long toss, has begun running on the field,

Starting spots for Reds' Top 30 prospects

April 4, 2019

With the 2019 Minor League Baseball season getting underway, here's a look at where the Reds' Top 30 prospects are starting the year. We also identify the prospect who just missed the Top 30 list, a player who didn't make the big league Opening Day roster but should make an

Prospect Hunter Greene to have TJ surgery

April 2, 2019

CINCINNATI -- The Reds hoped to avoid surgery on the elbow of their top pitching prospect, Hunter Greene, but he and the club were left with no other choice. On Monday, it was revealed that Greene will need Tommy John surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his right

Senzel diagnosed with right ankle sprain

Stephenson edges Wisler for final 25-man roster spot; Farmer ends spring with two-run homer
March 26, 2019

ATLANTA -- The Reds seem to have avoided the worst with top prospect Nick Senzel's ankle injury. The center-field prospect underwent an MRI and X-rays Tuesday, and he was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain. Senzel rolled the ankle sliding into second base during a game in Minor League camp

Senzel sidelined by right ankle sprain

March 26, 2019

Nick Senzel left a Minor League game Monday after suffering a right ankle sprain, and the Reds announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he'll be in a boot for one to two weeks. The injury occurred as Senzel was sliding into second base, Reds manager David Bell told reporters on