by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
Reds' Drew Hayes: Optioned to minor league camp
Hayes was optioned to minor league camp, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Hayes had an outstanding spring, giving up just one earned run in 10 innings while striking out 13. He's never thrown an inning in the majors, but had a strong season in Triple-A Louisville last season, holding a 2.95 ERA in 43 appearances.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Chien-Ming Wang one of four demoted by Reds
Veteran right-hander Chien-Ming Wang was among three pitchers sent by the Reds to minor league camp on Thursday. The others were Drew Hayes and Lee Hyde. Also sent down was infielder Argenis Diaz. The 34-year-old Wang has not been effective since 2008, though he performed decently for Washington in a short stint in 2011.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Robert Stephenson among non-roster invitees in Reds' camp
Reds starting pitcher prospect Robert Stephenson headlined a list of five players invited to spring training as non-roster invitees Wednesday. Stephenson is considered the Reds' top prospect by Baseball America. The other four players receiving spring invites were Jeff Francis, Tim Crabbe, Drew Hayes and Michael Lorenzen.
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
Billy Hamilton sent to minors camp
The Reds re-assigned outfielder Billy Hamilton and pitcher Drew Hayes to minor-league camp Tuesday.Hamilton, who stole a record 155 bases in the minors last season, batted .174 (4 for 23) with three steals and four runs scored in 12 Cactus League games.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
Learning curve helps Drew Hayes
Reds pitching prospect Drew Hayes understands his time in the team's big-league camp -- the first experience of his career -- could end abruptly as Cincinnati shapes its roster for the regular season. But that hasn't prevented the right-hander from soaking in lessons from veteran players as he enters his fourth professional season. "I'm really enjoying it," he told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "This is a good group of guys. Being around them for an extended period of time has been really good. There's a lot of older guys who are really open to younger guys, open to answering questions. It's really been a help." Hayes, 25, was the Reds' 11th-round pick in the 2010 draft. He has displayed blistering strikeout numbers in the minors and fanned 178 batters over 145 2/3 total innings across three lower levels. He could crack the Triple-A roster for the first time this year.