• by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Reds' Pedro Villarreal takes loss in relief

    Reds reliever Pedro Villarreal gave up three unearned runs to take the loss against Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Villarreal lost for the second time in three outings to drop to 0-2 on the year. He gave up two hits, including a home run, in one inning.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Reds place RP Tony Cingrani on DL, promote RP Pedro Villarreal

    The Reds have announced that they have placed left-hander Tony Cingrani on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain. The move is retroactive to Sunday. "I do imagine it's going to take some time to get the inflammation out, get the strength back up in the shoulder and then reinitiate throwing," manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "He's got 15 days, and we'll see where he is at that point." His roster spot has been asssumed by righty reliever Pedro Villarreal. Cingrani has struggled lately with three runs allowed on seven hits in his last three innings pitched. He is 0-3 with a respectable 3.47 ERA on the year.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Reds recall Dominguez, Eugenio Suarez; option Pedro Villarreal

    The Reds recalled infielders Chris Dominguez and Eugenio Suarez on Thursday, the team announced. The moves were made possible after the team optioned Pedro Villarreal to the minor leagues and placed shortstop Zack Cozart on the 15-day disabled list.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Reds designate P Jason Marquis, promote P Pedro Villarreal

    The Reds have promoted Pedro Villarreal and designated for assignment fellow veteran right-hander Jason Marquis. The 36-year-old Marquis has failed to prove himself to be a still-viable starter. He has allowed 17 runs on 31 hits in his last 18 innings pitched. He has lost his last three decisions for Cincinnati, his sixth team since 2011. Villareal has fared no better in brief stints with the Reds. He owns a 6.75 career ERA.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Reds activate RHP Ryan Mattheus, option RHP Pedro Villarreal

    A day after claiming Ryan Mattheus off waivers, the Reds have added him to their roster and optioned fellow right-hander Pedro Villarreal to Triple-A Louisville. Mattheus has pitched in just eight major league games over the last two years, but has been effective. He has allowed just one run in 9 2/3 innings over that stretch.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Reds designate RP Kevin Gregg for assignment

    The Reds announced Monday they have designated reliever Kevin Gregg for assignment and recalled pitcher Pedro Villareal from Triple-A Louisville. "His stuff looked good, he had velocity and the split-finger and the breaking ball and it just never came to -- even from, unfortunately, Opening Day with the two-run homer to tie the game," manager Bryan Price said. "That was very difficult. Sometimes it's tough to chase that off. He's a professional, he's a great guy, he's a tremendous worker. He was doing everything he could to get back on top, but it just didn't happen and now he'll be on his way to the next opportunity." Gregg appeared in 11 games for the Reds this season, compiling an 0-2 record and 10.13 ERA. He allowed three home runs in just 10 2/3 innings of work. "It's unfortunate. I know that the fans never got to see the best of Kevin," Price said. "We felt that in the six weeks that we had him in Spring Training that he was a guy who could pitch the eighth inning for us with his background as a setup man and a closer." Villareal has no record and a 10.13 ERA in two games with the Reds this season, and was 0-0 with a 4.26 ERA in Louisville.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Reds righty Pedro Villarreal recalled for double-dip

    Reds reliever Pedro Villarreal likely won't be sticking around long, but he got his second sniff of the big leagues Saturday when he was called up from Triple-A Louisville. The 27-year-old Villarreal was promoted only to serve as the 26th man for a traditional doubleheader against the White Sox. He performed well in his first shot, pitching two scoreless innings against the Cubs on April 18.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Reds activate Homer Bailey from DL, starting Saturday

    The Reds activated pitcher Homer Bailey from the disabled list, and he will make his season debut Saturday against the Cardinals. Bailey has been recovering from a torn flexor tendon in his finger last September. "It's great. It solidifies our rotation. We need him," manager Bryan Price said, per Fox Sports. "We need him to be a performer for us. We need him to give us an opportunity to be a better team in this division." RHP Pedro Villarreal was optioned to Louisville to make room for Bailey on the roster.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Reds recall pitcher Pedro Villareal, option Josh Smith to Triple-A

    The Reds have recalled pitcher Pedro Villareal from the minors and optioned pitcher Josh Smith to Triple-A Louisville, the team announced Wednesday. Smith did not make an appearance in the majors this season after being called up to the club Monday. Villareal was among the finals cuts of spring training, being sent down to Triple-A Louisville.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reds announce cuts Monday, release veteran Paul Maholm

    The Reds made another rounds of cuts Monday, which included the release of veteran pitcher Paul Maholm, who was competing for a spot on the pitching staff this spring. Other moves Monday included optioning pitcher Pedro Villarreal to Triple-A Louisville, as well as reassigning pitcher Nate Adock, infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr., infielder Irving Falu and catcher Kyle Skipworth to minor-league camp.