Reds place 2 more catchers on the injured list
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds are down to their fourth and fifth catchers after placing two more on the injured list on Thursday.
Curt Casali went on the 10-day injured list with a...
CHICAGO (AP) — The last-place Cincinnati Reds keep finding ways to beat the top team in their division.
Eugenio Suárez and Yasiel Puig each hit his 22nd home run of the season, and...
Texas to visit Cincinnati Friday
Texas Rangers (36-32, second in the AL West) vs. Cincinnati Reds (30-36, fourth in the AL Central)
Cincinnati; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Rangers: Jesse Chavez (2-2, 3.62...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Reds got off to a scorching start at the plate before experiencing a scare in the field.
Manager David Bell was grateful his team survived it.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper was about 45 feet down the line and had Phillies fans on their feet as he took off for a straight steal of home . With the Phillies ahead by a run and slugger Rhys...
Washington Nationals (24-33, fourth in the NL East) vs. Cincinnati Reds (27-30, fifth in the NL Central)
CINCINNATI (AP) — Few teams handle Patrick Corbin's slider with such aplomb. From the outset, Curt Casali and the Cincinnati Reds knew what they were doing.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Yasmani Grandal's home run helped the Brewers get back in the game. But it was a bizarre double play the Milwaukee catcher started on a pitch that got past him that really saved...
Reds ride 5 homers to 12-1 win over Cardinals
ST. LOUIS (AP) — This time, Anthony DeSclafani turned in the gem for the Cincinnati Reds.
DeSclafani tossed six scoreless innings, and Cincinnati bashed five homers in a 12-1 victory over...
Happ lifts Cubs over Reds 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — With Pedro Strop sidelined by a hamstring injury, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon gave the ball to Jorge De La Rosa for the ninth inning.
And it worked.
The 37-year-old De La Rosa got three outs for his first career save, helping the Cubs top the Cincinnati Reds 3-2 on Friday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Philadelphia's hopes of breaking out of a mini-slump ran smack dab into a quietly hot Luis Castillo.
The Cincinnati right-hander allowed four hits in a season-high seven innings, Scooter Gennett hit a two-run homer and the Reds wrapped up their long home stand with a third consecutive win over the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-0, on Sunday.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays traded minor league catcher Curt Casali to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday for cash.
Casali batted .199 with 19 home runs and 49 RBIs in 161 games over four seasons with the Rays.
The 29-year-old was hitting .274 with four home runs and 20 RBIs this year for Triple-A Durham.
Rays acquire INF/OF Refsnyder from Indians for $90,000
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have obtained infielder/outfielder Rob Refsnyder from the Cleveland Indians for $90,000.
The 27-year-old has spent parts of three major league seasons with the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays, batting .233 with 14 doubles, two homers and 17 RBIs. He spent time with both teams in 2017, appearing in 20 games at second base, 10 in left field, six at first base and four in right field.
Rangers sign 3 to minor deals with spring training invites
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Rangers have signed three more players to minor league contracts that include invitations to major league spring training.
Texas announced Thursday that it has signed catcher Curt Casali and re-signed outfielder Jose Cardona and right-hander Tayler Scott. The trio is among 21 non-roster invitees to major league spring training with the Rangers.
Rays make qualifying offer to free agent RHP Alex Cobb
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have extended a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer to free agent pitcher Alex Cobb.
The 30-year-old right-hander posted career highs for wins, games started and innings pitched while going 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA over 29 starts in 2017.
Cobb ranks fifth in wins and second in ERA on the club's career list with a 48-35 record and 3.50 ERA over six seasons.
If we can be honest for a minute, while Connecticut has produced some good baseball players over the years, even a few pros, it has never been known as hot-bed of baseball talent.
In fact, only 201 Connecticut-born players have ever made it to Major League Baseball according to Baseball Reference.
Compare that to 899 Texas-born players who have reached the majors.
Of those Nutmeggers who reached the majors, many are from areas east of the Housatonic and did not play in the FCIAC.
Smyly ends long personal skid; Rays beat Yankees 6-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Drew Smyly found his curveball and ended a long personal skid.
Smyly struck out Alex Rodriguez three times en route to stopping an 11-start winless streak, and the Tampa Bay Rays sent the New York Yankees to their third straight loss, 6-3 Saturday night.
"I've been kind of fighting my offspeed pitches all season, and when you're not locating your offspeed, it makes pitching tough," Smyly said. "I don't have an overpowering fastball, so...