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Is there another Aristides Aquino out there?

August 14, 2019

After winning Reds Minor League player of the year honors in 2016, Aristides Aquino stalled mightily in Double-A during the next two seasons. He did slam 37 homers in 245 games at Penascola, but he batted an overall .227/.293/.421 and fell out of the Reds' Top 30 Prospects list. While

Reds stay busy, trade Roark and Gennett 

July 31, 2019

CINCINNATI -- The Reds had a very busy final 24 hours before Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET Trade Deadline, and were making moves right up to the wire. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark was traded to the A’s and second baseman Scooter Gennett was moved to the Giants. Late Tuesday night in

Minor Leaguer's leaping catch not to be missed

July 30, 2019

Reds have choice to make as Deadline nears

July 10, 2019

CINCINNATI -- The National League Central standings show the Reds in last place, but they are very much still in the race. Only 4 1/2 games separate the first-place Cubs (47-43) and Cincinnati (41-46). Despite being easily swept in two games by Cleveland heading into the All-Star break, the club

Trammell nearly steals home in Futures Game

July 7, 2019

CLEVELAND -- Taylor Trammell knows what it's like to play the hero in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, considering he was the Most Valuable Player one year ago when the game was played at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

SS Minier, INF Triana highlight Reds' int'l haul

July 2, 2019

CINCINNATI -- A teenage infielder from the Dominican Republic headlines a large and diverse group of international signees for the Reds. The Reds and shortstop Braylin Minier have agreed to a deal worth $1.8 million. The Reds have also signed Cuban first/third baseman Michel Triana, 19, as well as prospects

2018 MVP Trammell returning to Futures Game

June 29, 2019

CINCINNATI -- Reds top prospect and outfielder Taylor Trammell was one of the breakout stars of the SiriusXM MLB Futures All-Star Game in 2018. Trammell, who hit a home run and a triple to be the contest’s MVP, has been given the opportunity to return and represent the organization. Trammell

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