The Reds have a lot of pitchers in camp competing to make the rotation. Some of those pitchers are simultaneously in consideration for jobs in a wide-open bullpen competition as well.
When asked to reveal his starting pitcher for Opening Day vs. the Phillies on April 4, Reds manager Bryan Price played it close to the vest.
Reds prospect Jesse Winker isn’t viewed as a front-runner for the big league club’s opening in left field as Spring Training is getting underway, but he can certainly change that status with his play on the field, which would make the decision more difficult.
For the first time this year in Arizona, and the third time overall, Reds pitcher Homer Bailey worked from a mound in the bullpen on Friday. Bailey, who is trying to return from 2015 Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, threw 25 pitches.
There’s a long list of pitchers that will be battling for the final three spots in the Reds’ big league rotation. Left-hander John Lamb is not in that mix — for the time being — as he rehabs fully from back surgery.
It was certainly a year of change for Reds infielder Jose Peraza. First he was traded in July from the Braves to the Dodgers. Then he was traded again in December to Cincinnati in the three-team deal that sent Todd Frazier to the White Sox.
A cavalcade of young pitchers filled Reds camp as it officially opened for Spring Training on Thursday. Seeing all the talent and upside in many of the arms of prospects has Reds management excited. At the same time, those same pitchers have limited or zero experience in the Major Leagues.
Reds pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training on Thursday, took their physicals and went out to the fields for their first official workout. It was no small footnote that catcher Devin Mesoraco was fully involved with camp activity following a season mostly lost to injury in 2015.
With more roster spots and jobs up for grabs than in recent years, Reds players wasted little time getting to 2016 Spring Training. Camp officially opened at the player development complex in Goodyear on Thursday with the reporting of pitchers and catchers and first scheduled workout. But many players have already been on the ground […]
Any rebuilding team will certainly open a Spring Training with a lot of questions. Here are three of the bigger ones facing the Reds as they are set to open another camp.
The one veteran expected to be in the Reds’ rotation for 2016 is Homer Bailey, and the team will be counting on his presence. But the right-hander will be on a different program than his fellow pitchers. Bailey, who is rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery, isn’t slated to return until early-to-mid May.
Not only is former manager Lou Piniella back in the fold working for the Reds, he will now also play a role in one of the biggest Opening Day traditions around. It was announced on Tuesday that Piniella will serve as grand marshal for the 97th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on April 4.