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  • Hunter Greene Undergoes MRI, Won't Need Surgery

    Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene (shoulder) underwent an MRI and is expected to avoid surgery, according to Bobby Nightengale Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Although he won't need to go under the knife, there's still not timetable for Greene's return and it's unclear if he will pitch again in 2022. He's currently on the 15-day injured list and isn't expected to return as soon as he is eligible in two weeks. Greene is 4-12 with a 3.97 xFIP, 11.13 K/9, and 3.59 BB/9 through 20 games this season. He throws a triple-digits fastball but has surrendered home runs at a concerning rate of 2.02 per nine innings. His 27.9 GB% is also lower than ideal. Still, Greene is young and throws hard, making him worth rostering in most fantasy leagues upon his return.

    Aug 6 · Source via Reds Hunter Greene prospects
  • Art Warren Starts Rehab Assignment On Saturday

    Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Art Warren (forearm) is starting a rehab assignment on Saturday at Triple-A Louisville. The 29-year-old reliever has been dealing with a right flexor pronator strain in his right arm since the beginning of July. He'll get a few minor league games under his belt before joining the Reds sometime in mid-August. Warren put together a rough 6.91 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 30:15 K/BB ratio across 28 2/3 innings of relief before going down. Despite his struggles, he did notch three saves and four holds and figures to be in the mix for high-leverage situations once he returns to action.

    Aug 6 · Source via Reds Art Warren closers
  • Hunter Greene Goes On Injured List With Shoulder Strain

    The Cincinnati Reds placed right-handed rookie Hunter Greene (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list on Friday with a right shoulder strain and recalled right-hander Ryan Hendrix from Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move. The move to place Greene on the injured list is retroactive to Aug. 4. There is no timetable for the 22-year-old's return, but this late into the season, it's possible that he doesn't make it back for a bad Reds team that has nothing left to play for in 2022. He's been useful in fantasy for his strikeout rate (28.8%), but he's also sporting a 5.26 ERA (4.95 FIP), 1.29 WHIP and 41 walks in 102 2/3 innings over 20 starts in his first major league season. Stash Greene for now in all fantasy formats, but be prepared for the possibility that we don't see him again this year.

    Aug 5 · Source via Reds Hunter Greene prospects
  • Reds To Select Robert Dugger

    The Reds are planning to start right-hander Robert Dugger in tomorrow’s contest in Milwaukee, the team informed reporters (including Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer). The team will need to formally select his contract before the game, but they have a pair of vacancies on the 40-man roster. It’ll be Dugger’s first MLB start of the season.…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Reds Robert Dugger
  • Kyle Farmer On The Bench Wednesday

    Cincinnati Reds infielder Kyle Farmer isn't in the starting lineup for a matchup with the Miami Marlins and right-handed starter Sandy Alcantara on Wednesday. Farmer is batting .248 with a .322 on-base percentage, six home runs, and four stolen bases in 352 plate appearances this season. He'll head to the bench with Jose Barrero starting at shortstop instead and batting eighth. The infielder previously hit .209 with a .262 on-base percentage, nine home runs, and five stolen bases in 237 plate appearances for the Reds' Triple-A affiliate this season. You're probably better off looking elsewhere for streaming help given the tough matchup against Alcantara.

    Aug 3 · Source via Reds Kyle Farmer
  • Reds Recall Jose Barrero

    The Cincinnati Reds recalled shortstop Jose Barrero from Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday. One of the organization's most promising prospects, Barrero made his Major League debut for the Reds last season, hitting .200 with a .286 on-base percentage and a stolen base in 56 plate appearances. So far in 2022, the 24-year-old is batting .209 with a .262 on-base percentage, nine home runs, and five stolen bases for Cincinnati's Triple-A affiliate. He's certainly a name to watch in dynasty leagues but is likely only an option for fantasy managers in deeper redraft leagues at the moment.

    Aug 3 · Source via Reds Jose Barrero
  • Reds Acquire Austin Romine From Cardinals

    The Reds have acquired catcher Austin Romine from the Cardinals for cash, per a team announcement. More to come.

    Aug 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Cardinals Reds Austin Romine
  • Padres Acquire Brandon Drury From The Reds

    The San Diego Padres are acquiring infielder Brandon Drury from the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday, according to sources. It's unclear what the Padres sent to the Reds in exchange. Drury has seen the vast majority of his playing time in Cincinnati this year on the infield, mainly at the hot corner, but he has experience in the outfield as well. The 29-year-old has had a late-career resurgence in 2022, hitting .274/.335/.520 with a career-high 20 home runs, 59 RBI, 62 runs scored and two stolen bases in 385 plate appearances and 92 games. The move to San Diego isn't good news at all for Drury's fantasy value the rest of the way, as he'll be blocked at third by Manny Machado and at second base by Jake Cronenworth, but perhaps he'll see semi-regular at-bats in the outfield, where he has some experience as well.

    Aug 2 · Source via Reds Padres Brandon Drury
  • Tyler Mahle Going To The Twins

    The Minnesota Twins acquired starting pitcher Tyler Mahle from the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday in exchange for shortstop Spencer Steer, third baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand and pitcher Steven Hajjar. Mahle will certainly bolster the Twins rotation as they look to make a deep postseason run this year. The 27-year-old right-hander has gone 5-7 with Cincy this year with a 4.40 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 114 strikeouts and 39 walks in 104 1/3 innings over 19 starts. The move from hitter-friendly Cincinnati to Minnesota and a much better offense will be great news for Mahle's second-half fantasy outlook as well. In three starts in July, Mahle allowed seven earned runs while striking out 17 and walking seven in 17 innings pitched, so he's been better of late.

    Aug 2 · Source via Reds Twins Tyler Mahle
  • Twins, Phillies Interested In Tyler Mahle

    The Minnesota Twins and Philadelphia Phillies are among the teams interested in Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tyler Mahle, an underrated pitcher that has been very good of late. The rebuilding Reds dealt ace Luis Castillo to the Seattle Mariners last week for a big prospect haul, and they probably aren't done trading before Tuesday's deadline. Mahle and infielder Brandon Drury could both be gone at some point as well. Mahle is 5-7 overall with a 4.40 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 114 strikeouts in 104 1/3 innings over 19 starts for the Reds this year. The 27-year-old right-hander hasn't allowed over three earned runs in his last four starts, striking out 24 and walking eight in that span. Mahle would gain more fantasy appeal if he were dealt to a contender.

    Aug 2 · Source via Reds Tyler Mahle
  • Spencer Stockton Bounces Back With Two Dominant Outings

    Cincinnati Reds pitching prospect Spencer Stockton went undrafted out of Jacksonville in 2019 but has climbed through the lower ranks of affiliated ball since signing with the club. The right-hander, who has seen some rotation work but mostly pitches out of the bullpen, has been fantastic this season, allowing more than two runs in just one outing (a rough July 23rd showing in which he surrendered seven runs and didn't escape the first inning). The 24-year-old has done a very good job limiting walks, all while striking out roughly one batter per inning throughout his three-year career in the minors. He doesn't induce many ground balls whatsoever, but he does have impressive LOB and HR/FB rates. Stockton had two quality appearances out of the bullpen this week. He totaled six innings, striking out a whopping 10 batters while allowing just three hits and two walks. His outing on July 27 was the best of the pair. Not only was it his first game since the brutal seven-run rough-up, but eight of his 10 outs came on strikeouts and he allowed just one baserunner in the process.

    Aug 2 · Source via Reds prospects
  • Hunter Greene Shuts Out Marlins Across Six Innings

    Cincinnati Reds starter Hunter Greene pitched one of his best games on Monday, earning his fourth win of the year after holding the Miami Marlins to no runs through six innings of the eventual 3-1 victory. He struck out eight, walked nobody, and let up a single hit. Despite the great start, Greene still owns an ugly 5.26 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, largely due to the 41 walks and 23 HRs he's given up over 102.2 innings. Fantasy managers can rely on the 22-year-old for an abundance of strikeouts (127), but he has a lot of flaws early in his career.

    Aug 1 · Source via Reds Hunter Greene prospects
  • Tyler Stephenson To Undergo Collarbone Surgery

    Reds catcher Tyler Stephenson is undergoing surgery to repair his fractured collarbone, manager David Bell announced this afternoon (via C. Trent Rosecrans of the Athletic). Bell indicated the surgery isn’t expected to affect Stephenson’s timetable, although the club nevertheless transferred him from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list to clear a roster spot for the…

    Aug 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Reds Tyler Stephenson
  • Red Sox Acquire Tommy Pham From Reds

    The Boston Red Sox acquired outfielder Tommy Pham from the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. It's unknown what the Reds are receiving in return. The Red Sox also sent catcher Christian Vazquez to the Houston Astros on Monday, so the Red Sox appear to be trying to walk the buy/sell tightrope this year. It remains to be seen if they will trade designated hitter J.D. Martinez before Tuesday's deadline. The 34-year-old Pham will head to Beantown after hitting .238/.320/.374 with 11 home runs, 39 RBI, 57 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 387 plate appearances over 91 games for the Reds. Pham's fantasy value shouldn't be affected by the move all that much, but if anything, he'll receive a slight boost while moving to a better Red Sox lineup.

    Aug 1 · Source via Reds Tommy Pham
  • Nick Lodolo Turns In Solid Start On Sunday

    Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Nick Lodolo logged a solid start on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. The left-hander allowed just four hits, two walks and an earned run in six innings against Baltimore, striking out seven batters in the process. All told, Lodolo generated 17 swinging strikes on 98 pitches and finished with a 28% CSW rate. He got seven swinging strikes with his sinker, six with his curveball and four with his changeup. Sunday's game marked the fifth time in eight starts this season that Lodolo has struck out at least seven batters.

    Aug 1 · Source via Reds Nick Lodolo prospects
  • Brandon Drury Not Certain To Be Traded

    Cincinnati Reds infielder Brandon Drury, who is drawing interest from multiple teams at the trade deadline, isn't certain to be traded this summer. The Reds might be interested in exploring an extension with Drury, who turns 30 on Aug. 21 and hit his career-high 20th home run as a pinch-hitter on Sunday. The Reds could also trade him and re-sign him as a free agent in the offseason, too. But if they deal him, they would lose their right to negotiate with him exclusively until the market opens. The 29-year-old is having a late-career resurgence in Cincinnati in 2022, hitting .275/.336/.523 with an .859 OPS, 20 round-trippers, 59 RBI, 62 runs scored and two stolen bases in 381 plate appearances over 91 games.

    Aug 1 · Source via Reds Brandon Drury
  • Brandon Drury Has Hot Trade Market

    Cincinnati Reds third baseman Brandon Drury has a surprisingly hot trade market heading into the deadline. The 29-year-old is having a breakout year with the Reds. Drury is slashing .275/.336/.523 with 20 homers and 59 RBI in 380 plate appearances. As of right now, the Dodgers, Mariners, and Braves are all reportedly interested in Drury. He will hit free agency at the end of the season, so there is no reason for the Reds to keep him. Fantasy managers should expect Drury to be moved before the trade deadline ends. Although, his fantasy value could take a hit if he lands on a team where he doesn't get regular at-bats anymore.

    Jul 31 · Source via Reds Brandon Drury
  • Brandon Drury On The Bench Against Orioles

    Cincinnati Reds third baseman Brandon Drury is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. Drury will take a normal day of rest after going 8-for-36 (.222) with a homer, six RBI and five runs scored in nine games since the All-Star break. On the season, he's hitting .272/.332/.513 with an .845 OPS, 19 home runs, 58 RBI, 61 runs scored and two stolen bases in 345 at-bats. Drury is a prime trade candidate with the deadline coming on Aug. 2. Donovan Solano is starting at third base on Sunday and is hitting second against Orioles right-hander Austin Voth. Solano will be a DFS sleeper worth considering. He's gone 10-for-23 (.435) with a homer and seven RBI in seven games over the last two weeks.

    Jul 31 · Source via Reds Brandon Drury
  • Elly De La Cruz Continues To Impress

    Cincinnati Reds shortstop prospect Elly De La Cruz went 2-for-5 with a solo home run for Double-A Chattanooga on Saturday. De La Cruz, one of the Reds top prospects was promoted to Double-A on July 22 and hasn't missed a beat since his ascension. On the season, the 20-year-old is hitting .297 with 22 homers, 56 RBI and 32 stolen bases between High-A and Double-A. The Reds have a flurry of top shortstop prospects that includes Matt McLain in Double-A, but he has been shifted to second base to accommodate De La Cruz. The club also acquired shortstops Noelvi Marte and Edwin Arroyo from the Mariners in the Luis Castillo trade, but it appears they are devoted to keeping De La Cruz at shortstop for the time being. Regardless of where he winds up on the diamond, De La Cruz offers across the board talent and he continues to open eyes at every level. The Reds have no reason to promote him this season, but there is a true chance that he could make his big-league debut at some point in 2023 for the rebuilding Reds and dynasty-league managers should start taking note on the prospect.

    Jul 31 · Source via Reds Elly De La Cruz prospects
  • Mariners Acquire Luis Castillo From Reds

    The Cincinnati Reds dealt starting pitcher Luis Castillo to the Seattle Mariners on Friday night in exchange for shortstops Noelvi Marte and Edwin Arroyo, right-hander Levi Stoudt and right-hander Andrew Moore. Marte (No. 1), Arroyo (No. 3) and Stoudt (No. 5) were all top-five prospects of the Mariners, according to MLB Pipeline, so Cincinnati really scored in a prospect-rich deal for Castillo. Marte is hitting .270/.360/.460 with an .820 OPS, 15 homers, 55 RBI and 12 steals in 84 games for High-A Everett after a slow start this year. There aren't many infielders with raw power like his, and he's shown a solid approach at the plate as well. His future home could be at third base, though. Arroyo, 18, is a switch-hitting shortstop who has done nothing but it at Low-A this year. Stoudt has struggled at Double-A, but he could eventually be a back-of-the-rotation starter for the Reds.

    Jul 29 · Source via Reds Luis Castillo
  • Mariners Land Luis Castillo From Reds

    The Seattle Mariners are finalizing a deal to acquire right-hander Luis Castillo from the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night, according to sources. Per The Athletic's C. Trent Rosecrans, the Reds will receive shortstops Noelvi Marte and Edwin Arroyo, right-hander Levi Stoudt and second baseman Dylan Moore. Marte (No. 1), Arroyo (No. 3) and Stoudt (No. 5) represent three of the team's top five prospects, according to MLB Pipeline, so the M's certainly gave up a lot for the top starting pitcher on this year's trade market. Castillo has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this year, posting a 2.86 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 90 strikeouts in 85 innings over 14 starts. On top of it, the 29-year-old is moving to a better ballpark for pitchers and with a much better offense supporting him. He's a must-start in fantasy every time he toes the rubber.

    Jul 29 · Source via Reds Luis Castillo
  • Reds Pick Up Noelvi Marte, Other Prospects Friday

    The Cincinnati Reds dealt starting pitcher Luis Castillo to the Seattle Mariners on Friday night in exchange for shortstops Noelvi Marte and Edwin Arroyo, right-hander Levi Stoudt and second baseman Dylan Moore. Marte (No. 1), Arroyo (No. 3) and Stoudt (No. 5) were all top-five prospects of the Mariners, according to MLB Pipeline, so Cincinnati really scored in a prospect-rich deal for Castillo. Marte is hitting .270/.360/.460 with an .820 OPS, 15 homers, 55 RBI and 12 steals in 84 games for High-A Everett after a slow start this year. There aren't many infielders with raw power like his, and he's shown a solid approach at the plate as well. His future home could be at third base, though. Arroyo, 18, is a switch-hitting shortstop who has done nothing but it at Low-A this year. Stoudt has struggled at Double-A, but he could eventually be a back-of-the-rotation starter for the Reds.

    Jul 29 · Source via Mariners Reds Edwin Arroyo Noelvi Marte Dylan Moore prospects
  • Hunter Strickland Goes On Bereavement List

    The Cincinnati Reds placed closer Hunter Strickland on the bereavement list on Friday and activated left-hander Ross Detwiler (back) and outfielder Jake Fraley (knee, toe) from the injured list in corresponding moves. With Strickland away from the team for the next three to seven days, expect Alexis Diaz to be given any save situations that might arise. Strickland picked up two saves in the last week, but he also blew the save against the Miami Marlins on Thursday by allowing three runs. The 33-year-old right-hander has a 5.70 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, six saves and 30 strikeouts in 36 1/3 innings pitched this season. Strickland is a low-end closing option in fantasy on a bad Reds team.

    Jul 29 · Source via Reds Hunter Strickland closers
  • Tyler Naquin, Phillip Diehl Traded To The Mets

    The New York Mets traded pitcher Jose Acuna and second baseman Hector Rodriguez to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Tyler Naquin and Phillip Diehlon Thursday. Naquin will join a crowded Mets outfield with Mark Canha, Starling Marteand Brandon Nimmo. The 31-year-old will provide the Mets with outfield depth, but he is not expected to see everyday at-bats like he was in Cincinnati. He is slashing .245/.305/.429 with six home runs, 31 RBI, 28 runs scored and three stolen bases over 55 games in 2022. Diehl will add bullpen depth and is expected to have a role in low-leverage situations. Naquin becomes mainly an option in deeper fantasy leagues, moving from the Reds to the Mets.

    Jul 28 · Source via Reds Tyler Naquin
  • Reds Moving Forward With Plans To Trade Luis Castillo

    There is some speculation in the industry that the Cincinnati Reds might choose to hang on to starting pitcher Luis Castillo, but talent evaluators said Thursday that the Reds are still proceeding full steam ahead in the process of trading the All-Star right-hander, who is widely viewed as the best available starter ahead of next Tuesday's trade deadline. Castillo is being linked to the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees, among other teams, and his fantasy stock would receive a nice boost if he's dealt to a contender. The 29-year-old Dominican is currently 4-4 with a 2.86 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 90 strikeouts and 28 walks in 85 innings over 14 starts for Cincinnati this year. He's gone at least seven innings in each of his four starts in July and has allowed six earned runs in 28 innings over that span.

    Jul 28 · Source via Reds Luis Castillo
  • Twins Looking At Tyler Mahle, Amongst Other Starters

    The Minnesota Twins are sitting in first place in the AL Central and they are reportedly considering bolstering their rotation with another starter before the upcoming trade deadline. According to Dan Hayes of The Athletic, Cincinnati Reds right-hander Tyler Mahle is one of the team's primary targets. Hayes stated that the team is "more interested" in Mahle than his teammate Luis Castillo, who is one of the most sought-after starters on the market. The Twins have also been linked to Frankie Montas and Pablo Lopez. The Twins are rarely aggressive buyers at the deadline, but we'll see if they can pull something off before next Tuesday evening.

    Jul 27 · Source via Reds Tyler Mahle
  • Albert Almora Jr. Begins Rehab Stint On Wednesday

    Cincinnati Reds outfielder Albert Almora Jr. (illness) was sent out on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday. The 28-year-old has been on the COVID-19 injured list for a little over two weeks. Prior to landing on the COVID-19 injured list, he was serving as a reserve outfielder for the team. Over 48 games on the year, he has slashed .234/.259/.371 with five home runs, 26 RBI and 18 runs. Expect to see him back in the majors at some point within the next week.

    Jul 27 · Source via Reds Albert Almora
  • Yankees Reportedly "In On" Frankie Montas, Luis Castillo

    According to a tweet from the New York Post's Jon Heyman, the New York Yankees are reportedly "in on Frankie Montas as well as Luis Castillo (and others)." Montas is enjoying another strong season for the Oakland Athletics, pitching to a 3.18 ERA and a 3.36 FIP in 104.2 innings. He's also struck out 109 batters while allowing just 28 walks. Castillo, meanwhile, owns a 2.77 ERA and a 3.04 FIP in 78 innings for the Cincinnati Reds, logging 82 strikeouts and 27 walks in the process.

    Jul 27 · Source via Yankees Athletics Reds Frankie Montas Luis Castillo
  • Reds Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Cam Collier

    The Reds have agreed to terms with first-round pick Cam Collier on a $5MM deal, tweets Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. R.J. Anderson of CBS Sports reported over the weekend that Collier was expected to receive a bonus in that range. That’s well north of the $3.6598MM slot value associated with the #18 pick, with which the…

    Jul 25 · MLB Trade Rumors Reds prospects mlb draft
  • Jonathan India Back In Action On Monday

    Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (thigh) is back in the starting lineup for Monday night's game against left-hander Trevor Rogers and the Miami Marlins. He'll be hitting out of his usual leadoff spot and slotting in as the team's designated hitter. India was scratched from Sunday's lineup as he was dealing with a left thigh contusion. He suffered the injury while sliding into home plate during Saturday's contest. Injuries have plagued the 25-year-old during his sophomore season in the majors. He's managed to play in just 42 games while slashing .227/.292/.356.

    Jul 25 · Source via Reds Jonathan India
  • Jonathan India Scratched With Thigh Contusion Sunday

    Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India (thigh) has been scratched from the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Tyler Naquin will now be the team's leadoff hitter for the game while Matt Reynolds will be covering the keystone. India suffered a left thigh contusion while sliding head first into home plate in Saturday's game. He was originally included in Sunday's starting lineup, so the injury is likely nothing major and he's probably just being held out as a precaution. Various injuries have held the 25-year-old to just 42 games this season. He owns a season-long slash line of .227/.292/.356 to go along with five homers, two stolen bases, 16 RBI and 18 runs.

    Jul 24 · Source via Reds Jonathan India
  • Reds Activate Tyler Mahle, Place Jeff Hoffman On 15-Day Injured List

    The Reds have activated starter Tyler Mahle from the 15-day injured list to start today’s game. In a corresponding move, the club placed reliever Jeff Hoffman on the 15-day injured list. The Reds also activated Justin Dunn from the 60-day injured list and optioned the former Mariner to Triple-A, per Mark Sheldon of MLB.com (via…

    Jul 24 · MLB Trade Rumors Reds Jeff Hoffman Tyler Mahle
  • Tyler Stephenson Officially Placed On Injured List

    The Cincinnati Reds officially placed catcher Tyler Stephenson (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list on Saturday and recalled catcher Mark Kolozsvary from Triple-A Louisville. Stephenson doesn't have a timetable for a return, but he will be out well beyond the 10 days after breaking his right clavicle on Friday when he was hit in the shoulder by a foul tip. Aramis Garcia (elbow, illness) is also injured so Michael Papiersky and Kolozsvary will split time behind the dish in Cincinnati for now. Stephenson is one of the best hitting catchers in baseball, but he just hasn't been able to stay healthy in 2022. In 166 at-bats, he's hitting .319/.372/.482 with an .854 OPS, six home runs, 35 RBI, 24 runs scored and a stolen base. If you have the room on your roster, keep him stashed.

    Jul 23 · Source via Reds Tyler Stephenson
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