FOX reporter Jon Paul Morosi reports the Reds are drawing considerable interest at the winter GM meetings in CA, since many teams are looking for a shortstop. Jocketty confirmed with Morosi that the Reds would be willing to part with either Zack Cozart or Didi Gregorius, the two shortstops on the Reds 40-man roster, [...]
The Reds have traded LH pitcher Jeremy Horst to the Philadelphia Phillies for SS/Utility infielder, Wilson Valdez. Mark Sheldon provides the essentials on Valdez at the plate:
Valdez spent the last two seasons in Philadelphia and batted .249 with a .294 on-base percentage, one home run and 30 RBIs over 99 games in 2011. [...]
Cleaning up some loose ends from the last couple of days; here’s this, from Mark Sheldon:
Longtime organizational man Mack Jenkins had never heard of the job of assistant pitching coach in the big leagues before, certainly not on the Reds. But when the role was offered, he was more than happy to accept.
Tomorrow is September 1st, the time of year for young players to get a “cup of coffee” at the big league level with a chance to catch the GM’s or manager’s eye and hopefully get themselves an opportunity to win a big league job in spring training.
Since the Reds are out of the [...]
Games Played on 08/29/11
Minor League Players of the Day: Carolina 1B Neftali Soto: He went 3 for 5 while hitting his 30th HR.
Columbus 11 – Louisville 2
Chris Heisey homered. Chris Valaika and Dan Dorn each doubled.
Daryl Thompson got the loss as he went 0.2 IP and allowed 8 R, [...]
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Games Played on 08/16/11
Minor League Players of the Day: AZL Reds OF Steven Selsky: He went 2 for 3 with 2 HR and a BB.
Louisville 3 – Indianapolis 2
Denis Phipps went 3 for 4 with 2 2B and a SB. Juan Francisco hit his 12th HR. [...]
Games Played on 07/02/11
Minor League Player of the Day: Dayton RF Yorman Rodriguez: He went 3 for 3 with a HR and a 2B.
Columbus 6 – Louisville 5 ( 10 Innings )
Yonder Alonso went 1 for 3 with a HR and 2 BB. Devin Mesoraco went 2 for 5 with [...]