The Reds made a flurry of last-minute moves on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s Opening Day, but do not officially have a final 25-man roster.
The Reds made another move just ahead of the regular season on Saturday when the club announced the signing of veteran reliever Steve Delabar to a Minor League contract. Delabar, 32, was released by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
The Phillies and Reds have fallen out of contention in recent years but are in the midst of significant rebuilds. There are many reasons to be optimistic about each club’s future, starting with an Opening Day contest in Cincinnati on Monday at 4:10 p.m. ET. Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson will get the start for the Phillies […]
Tucker Barnhart returned to his hometown on Saturday morning for the Cincinnati Reds’ 13-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Reds catcher said his wife, parents and sister were in the crowd of 14,352 at Victory Field.
Cincinnati erupted for seven runs in the top of the third and hung on for a 13-6 victory over Pittsburgh before a sellout crowd of 14,352 on Saturday afternoon at Victory Field. It was the final preseason contest for both clubs.
After a tumultuous summer and offseason of moves, there were a lot of new names and faces for Reds fans to get used to this spring. Reds TV and radio play-by-play voice Jim Kelch had to learn who everybody was, too.
Right-hander Dan Straily is now on his third team this week, after the Reds claimed him off waivers from the Padres on Friday.
The final Battle of Ohio of the spring was won by the Indians over the Reds, 3-1, on Thursday at Goodyear Ballpark behind 6 2/3 innings of five-hit, one-run ball from Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco.
The Reds’ final Cactus League lineup of this spring on Thursday had center fielder Billy Hamilton batting in the ninth spot. There were hopes that Hamilton would establish himself as the top of the order player but manager Bryan Price told him he would have to earn his way back up during the season.
Immediately following their 3-1 loss to the Indians, the Reds broke camp and headed home for Cincinnati. Besides a plane full of players and coaches, they will be carrying a few unanswered roster questions.
Most of the time, but not always, the Reds have given the honor of starting Opening Day to the rotation ace, a long-tenured veteran or the pitcher coming off of the best season the year before.