While there has been no announcement or official affirmation, it seems clear that Jose Iglesias is now the everyday shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds hope to make it 2-0 this season wearing their nostalgic throwback uniforms. In the 4:10 p.m. Eastern time start of game three of a four-game series against the San Francisco Giants at Great American Ball Park, the Reds will wear the team's road uniform from 1911.
There have been a lot of words spoken and written about the desire of Reds fans to have Nick Senzel, the organization's top prospect, finally join the team. He's not going to have to wait long to play. He's in the starting lineup in center field -- where most of Redleg Nation hopes he remains on a regular basis for the foreseeable future.
The Reds are last in team batting average (.192), on-base percentage (.256), walks received (46), and 26th out of 30 in OPS (.628). As this season began, the expectation was that this offense would be among the best in the National League, if not all of baseball. So what’s happening here?
With the departure of Billy Hamilton, the Cincinnati Reds outfield defense has gone from one of the best in baseball to one of the worst -- at least according to analytics data.