Cincinnati Reds

Rust evident, but Cozart thrilled to be back
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After a long and challenging rehabilitation from reconstructive right knee surgery, Reds shortstop Zack Cozart couldn’t wait to play in a game again and feel normal. Cozart finally made his spring debut in Friday’s 9-4 split-squad loss to the A’s. Feeling normal? Well, that might have to wait until the next game he plays.

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Schebler stays hot, Reds rally for late victory
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Nolan Arenado continued a torrid spring at the plate by hitting his first homer of the Cactus League season, but the Reds rallied for three runs in the ninth to beat the Rockies, 5-4, at Salt River Fields on Thursday.

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Votto: Leadership role completely unchanged
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Joey Votto has taken some hits in the media over the years for not being a vocal clubhouse leader, but as far as he is concerned, leadership doesn’t work that way. The Reds first baseman strives to set an example on the field.

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NASCAR's No. 47 car pays tribute to Stowe
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Typical of most cars used in auto racing, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ride belonging to A.J. Allmendinger is covered in logos of sponsors. But the No. 47 car had room for one special decal to honor longtime Reds clubhouse manager Bernie Stowe, who died on Feb. 9.

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Recovering righty Iglesias to debut Monday
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The Reds now have a date set for pitcher Raisel Iglesias to make his spring debut. Iglesias will start on Monday vs. the Angels in Tempe.

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Schumaker calls it quits after 11 seasons
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On Monday, Skip Schumaker sent a text message to Andy Green, informing the Padres’ manager that he planned to retire. But Schumaker — who played parts of 11 seasons with the Cardinals, Reds and Dodgers — didn’t want to call it that.

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Hamilton working toward in-game action
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Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton, who has been limited to one exhibition game because of soreness in his surgically repaired right shoulder, has made some progress. After being limited to cardio work, Hamilton has resumed baseball activity.

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Reds score late after Melville's solid spot start
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Ian Desmond hit his first home run of spring for the Rangers as they handed the Reds a 11-5 defeat on Wednesday at Goodyear Ballpark. Texas set a spring high for runs, team hits (18) and homers (three).

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Mesoraco resumes drills on road to recovery
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His first setback since June left hip surgery has been weathered and is seemingly behind him. Now, Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco is back to resuming his preparation for Opening Day.

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Lorenzen scratched from spring start for Reds
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Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen was scratched from his scheduled start on Wednesday against the Rangers because of right elbow tenderness. Tim Melville was given the start in Lorenzen’s place.

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Iglesias, Reds encouraged by simulated game
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Facing hitters for the first time in spring Tuesday afternoon was a basic, but important, step for Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias. The right-hander is now well on his way to being on track for the season after starting camp a little behind the other pitchers.

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Feeling 'really good,' Cozart near spring debut
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Reds shortstop Zack Cozart, who is trying to return from reconstructive right knee surgery, faced Raisel Iglesias in a simulated game Tuesday at the Reds complex in Goodyear. Then he took a few slides into the dirt at second base. It’s likely that Cozart will be in the lineup for the first time by the […]

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