Cincinnati Reds

Rotation, relievers are Reds' top 2018 priority
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Although the Reds exhibited patience during a rebuild that has consumed all of three seasons and part of a fourth, they would like to shed that mode and transition into legitimate contenders in the National League Central.

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Reds prospect Davis undergoes hip surgery
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Reds pitching prospect Rookie Davis underwent right hip surgery on Monday to repair the labrum and remove a bone spur. The right-hander is not expected to be ready for the start of Spring Training 2018.

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Reds love Heatherly's stuff, willingness to learn
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At the start of the spring, Jacob Heatherly looked like he might be one of the best high school left-handers in the Draft class of 2017. An uneven senior season in Alabama forced him to drop on Draft boards, something the Reds are now extremely grateful for.

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Mahle, Senzel named Prospects of the Year
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Tyler Mahle was named the Reds’ Minor League pitcher of the year, while Nick Senzel was named the team’s Minor League player of the Year.

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Reds' roster at 36; Farrell claimed, 3 outrighted
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The Reds trimmed their 40-man roster on Wednesday with four roster moves. Right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell was claimed off of waivers by the Cubs, while fellow right-handers Nick Travieso, Asher Wojciechowski and Alejandro Chacin cleared waivers and were sent outright to Triple-A Louisville. The moves left the Reds’ 40-man roster at 36 players.

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Ohtani tosses gem with scouts on hand
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The Reds have never signed a player out of Japan but on Wednesday, general manager Dick Williams was in Sapporo to watch one of the more coveted players in the nation.

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Votto, Gennett among Reds' highlights in 2017
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The Reds hoped that in their 2017 season they would transition out of their rebuilding phase and into one where the club was more competitive and taking significant steps forward.

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Reds remain in rebuild mode in streaky 2017
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The Reds hoped that in their 2017 season they would transition out of their rebuilding phase and into one where the club was more competitive and taking significant steps forward.

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Votto's vow vaults him into NL MVP discussion
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A year ago when he was disappointed with himself for letting parts of his game slip — even after he batted over .400 in the second half — Reds first baseman Joey Votto vowed to be better. Votto proved to be more than a man of his word in 2017.

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Draft order set; Reds to pick 5th
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Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn’t work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.

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In season finale, McGuire earns first win
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Joey Votto hit a pair of doubles and Deck McGuire picked up his first Major League win in the Reds’ regular-season finale, a 3-1 victory on Sunday at Wrigley Field over the Cubs, who started preparations for the postseason with some interesting in-game moves.

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Reds can't get going, silenced by Cubs
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Jon Lester tuned up for next week’s postseason play. Jackson Stephens is already looking ahead to 2018. Kyle Schwarber drove in four runs, including a pair on his 30th homer, and Rene Rivera added three more RBIs to back Lester and lead the Cubs to a 9-0 victory Saturday over the Reds at Wrigley Field.

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