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Reds release Barrett Astin

The Reds announced that they have released right-hander Barrett Astin. He had been outrighted off of the 40-man roster last fall.The 26-year-old Astin is a former third-round pick who landed in Cincinnati as the player to be named later in the 2014 swap that sent Jonathan Broxton to the Brewers. Astin cracked the majors last year, but issued seven walks while recording only two strikeouts in his eight innings of action.Though he had a promising season at Double-A in 2016, Astin has...

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Aaron Michael

Farmers Only: Lots Of Hitting And Scott Moss

When you get to the Dayton game, you might cry a bit.

Brandon Larson Honorary Star Of The Night

Josh VanMeter - 3 for 4, 2B, 3 RBI.

I wasn’t really sure who to pick for this one. So, I went with the guy with a 3 for 4 night and 3 RBI. If Shed Long hadn’t gone 0 for 3 in the final game tonight, I probably would have looked his way.

Louisville Bats 3, Charlotte Knights 5

Justin “Nidorino” Nicolino gave up 4 runs (3 earned) over 4 innings on 5 hits, 3 walks, and 3 strikeouts. ...

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Eugenio Suarez to begin rehab assignment Tuesday in Louisville

If the Reds season has been the worst timeline, this is a bit of a shining light.

In between tonight’s game and last Monday’s tilt with the Brewers (and nearly every other game before that) the Reds offense has been basically non-existent.

For instance, before tonight’s game, Billy Hamilton had the same amount of home runs as Joey Votto, Scooter Gennett, Jose Peraza, Jesse Winker, and Scott Schebler combined. Even after Schebler’s dinger to straight away center tonight, those...

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Mahle looks to get on track vs. Braves

When the series continues at 6:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the Reds will turn to rookie Tyler Mahle for his fifth start of the season. Mahle has lost each of his last three starts after winning his 2018 debut with six scoreless innings. Two of his losses have come when Cincinnati was shut out, but he's also given up 12 earned runs over his last 15 innings. Atlanta will counter with veteran right-hander Brandon McCarthy.

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Reds break out after Schebler ends HR drought

Scott Schebler's two-run homer in the fifth ended a Reds homer drought dating back to April 15 and sent Cincy on its way to a 10-4 victory, halting a five-game losing streak and getting Sal Romano (6 IP) his first win of the season. Adam Duvall and Scooter Gennett added two RBIs apiece for the Reds, while Nick Markakis homered and drove in three for Atlanta.

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Derek Grimes

Reds offense awakens behind solid Sal Romano start, FINALLY win again, 10-4.

The Reds. They won!

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

There are a lot of good things to write about for this game, and that’s a damn refreshing thing to think about.

Despite the offense breaking out of its week-long rut, the JNMHSotG is going to the big right-hander, Sal Romano.

Romano got his second quality start of the season, going six full innings, allowing only two runs (one earned) and one walk to go along with five strikeouts. For the first time in forever,...

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Schebler slugs first Reds homer since April 15

A team that often racks up homers in hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park, the Reds had been curiously without a long ball for over a week. That drought ended on Monday vs. the Braves. In the bottom of the fifth inning against Mike Foltynewicz, Scott Schebler connected on a 0-2 pitch for a two-run home run to center field, tying the game at 2.

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Former Reds manager Price issues statement

Former Reds manager Bryan Price took a few days to collect his thoughts following his dismissal from the club on Thursday. Ultimately, Price declined to hold a press conference or conference call. But he did release a statement through the Reds on Monday.

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Garrett to stay in bullpen for now

Working out of the bullpen this season for the Reds, Amir Garrett is off to a fantastic 2018. Recently installed interim manager Jim Riggleman plans on trying to capitalize on those performances by relying on Garrett even more.

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Charlie Scrabbles

Reds vs Braves Game One: Previews, Predictions, Predilections, and a Prevalence of Predators

The Reds are finally home from their onefer road trip and are set to play four against the hot-starting Braves. Though, of course, playing at home hasn’t been all that fun either, so this might not be any better. The Reds are 3-and-18 right now and are showing no signs at all of coming out of it any time in the near future. The seas have turned black and the skies red. Satan has returned to claim his throne and he is carrying a boombox on his shoulder blasting My Chemical Romance over and...

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Mitchell Clark

Farmers Only Weekend Harvest: Shed Long goes Streaking!

The Blue Wahoos second baseman continues his hot start at the plate.

Brandon Larson Honorary Star of the Weekend

Shed Long struggled with his first taste of Double-A baseball in the second half of the 2017 season, hitting only .227/.319/.362 in 42 games for the Blue Wahoos. He went into 2018 looking to improve upon that line and has done so in a big way so far. This weekend, he went 5 for 10 with a double and 1 RBI and extended his hitting streak to 10 games on Sunday. He has that slash line...

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Castillo, bats thwarted by nemesis Cardinals

Starter Luis Castillo struggled along with the Reds' offense in a 9-2 loss that completed a three-game sweep for the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

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NL Notes: Bautista's Braves career, Reds, D-backs, Phillies

Third baseman Jose Bautista, whom the Braves signed to a minor league contract this week, could join the team during its upcoming road trip, Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes. The Braves will be out of Atlanta from April 23 through May 3, and Bautista will begin that period at Triple-A Gwinnett. A longtime superstar outfielder with the Blue Jays, Bautista has looked good at third with the Braves thus far, according to infield instructor Adam Everett. The 37-year-old played a bit of third in...

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Wick Terrell

This is the most abysmal stretch of baseball I’ve ever seen.

It was bad. Then it got worse.

The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game

Bruh.

Key Plays Kolten Wong turned around a Luis Castillo meatball in the Bottom of the 2nd, his solo dinger putting the Reds behind, 1-0. Castillo walked Matt Carpenter to lead off the Bottom of the 3rd, and that haunted after Yadier Molina and Dexter Fowler both singled - the latter being an infield dink variety that brought in a run. A Paul DeJong single then set up a Tyler O’Neill sac-fly, and the Reds...

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Suarez, Lorenzen travel with club, on the mend

Reds infielder Eugenio Suarez has started hitting off of a tee without any pain as he continues to recover from a fractured right thumb. Michael Lorenzen (right shoulder) also made the road trip, and the reliever is making progress.

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Reds at Cardinals, Game 3: Preview and Lineups

Please just win, would you? So here we are, hoping the Reds don’t get swept in a series again. Again. And again. Whatever, this season’s already pounded the life out of me. Today, we’ll see Reds pitcher Luis Castillo vs. Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas. Castillo wrecked Brewers hitters with his change up last time out. He had eight strikeouts total, and the Reds will hope for more of that type of pitching in this one as they try to dig themselves out of the awful hole they find...

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Reds at Cardinals, Game 3: Preview

Please just win, would you?

So here we are, hoping the Reds don’t get swept in a series again.

Again. And again.

Whatever, this season’s already pounded the life out of me.

Today, we’ll see Reds pitcher Luis Castillo vs. Cardinals pitcher Miles Mikolas.

Castillo wrecked Brewers hitters with his change up last time out. He had eight strikeouts total, and the Reds will hope for more of that type of pitching in this one as they try to dig themselves out of the awful hole they find...

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It was close, but the Reds still lost

Cincinnati pitching was bitten by the long ball, something their offense can no longer muster these days. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Not a single player on the Cincinnati Reds is hitting for any power at the moment, but at least Jesse Winker is getting on base at a furious rate. Now healthy, the Reds rookie has his OBP up to a Vottonian .444 for the season, boosting it with a great outing on Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Winker walked twice and singled...

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Relentless Reds keep rallying, but fall short

The Reds' offense came alive against the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, a bullpen that had been rock solid of late couldn't make it stand.

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Schebler's power bat provides boost for offense

With the return of Scott Schebler from the disabled list, the Cincinnati Reds will go back to the four-man outfield rotation they planned on having when the season started.

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