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May 22, 2024 1 0 0 2 3
May 21, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
May 19, 2024 1 0 0 0 2
May 18, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
May 17, 2024 3 1 1 1 8

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Reds manager David Bell said before the 2023 season that the goal was for Tyler Stephenson to catch roughly 65 games. Stephenson ended up making 92 appearances at catcher (78 starts) to go along with 43 appearances at designated hitter (40 starts) and eight at first base (four starts). While new arrivals to Cincinnati cemented themselves at the major-league level, Stephenson's play raised more questions than it answered in regards to his long-term future with the organization. He hit a mere five home runs in 271 plate appearances away from Great American Ball Park. By FanGraphs' WAR formula, Stephenson was below replacement level in his 142 games. He's suffered at least three concussions in his playing career and one more could force a move out from behind the plate, if his poor defense doesn't necessitate a move sooner. Now entering his arbitration years, Stephenson's starts at DH could take a big hit as the Reds find at-bats for other talented young players.

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2024 902.3 18 5 16 13 1 .263
2023 273.51.9 59 13 56 47 .243
2022 132.52.7 24 6 35 12 1 .319
3y Avg. 2232.1 46 10 45 33 0 .272
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Resting Thursday

    Stephenson is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Padres. After catching in both of the past two days, Stephenson will get a breather Thursday as the Reds and Padres wrap up their series with an afternoon game. Luke Maile will replace Stephenson as the Reds' starting catcher.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Receiving Sunday off

    Stephenson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers. Stephenson went 5-for-11 with a homer and three RBI in the first three games of the series but will receive a breather in the finale. Luke Maile will take over behind the plate for Cincinnati.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Smacks homer in loss

    Stephenson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Dodgers. Stephenson has four multi-hit efforts over his last five games, and each of those two-hit games has included one knock for extra bases. His homer Friday was his second of the month and fifth of the season. The catcher is up to a .264/.342/.472 slash line with 14 RBI, 18 runs scored, one stolen base and seven doubles through 120 plate appearances on the year.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Two hits, two RBI in win

    Stephenson went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Dodgers. Stephenson produced runs in his first two plate appearances, singling in the first inning then doubling home the eventual game-winning run in the third. Both runs were scored by Elly De La Cruz, who had stolen bases prior to each of Stephenson's at-bats. The backstop has multiple hits in three straight games, going 7-for-13 with three doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. A lack of production from the middle of the order early in the season prompted Reds manager David Bell to move Stephenson up, and he has slotted in anywhere from third to sixth over his last 13 starts.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Taking seat Sunday

    Stephenson is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Giants. Stephenson started behind the plate in each of the first two games of the series, going 1-for-7 with one walk and three strikeouts. Luke Maile will start at catcher for the series finale Sunday, while Mike Ford serves as the designated hitter.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Getting day off

    Stephenson is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks. Stephenson was behind the plate for both of the past two days and the Reds are closing out their series in Arizona with an afternoon game, so he'll receive a breather Thursday. Luke Maile will serve as the Reds' starting catcher in his place.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Launches homer in loss

    Stephenson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Diamondbacks. Stephenson's ninth-inning home run was way too late for the Reds, who logged just three hits and lost their sixth consecutive contest. Cincinnati's middle-of-the-order bats have not produced of late, which has prompted manager David Bell to move Stephenson to cleanup in the three starts since he returned from a hand injury last week.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Taking seat Sunday

    Stephenson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles. Stephenson started the first two games of the series but will sit for the finale after going 0-for-6 with a walk. Luke Maile is catching for Nick Lodolo and batting ninth.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Hitless in return

    Stephenson went 0-for-3 in Friday's 3-0 loss to the Orioles. Stephenson missed the last four games while dealing with a hand injury resulting from a hit-by-pitch last Saturday. He had been available off the bench if needed.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Returns to Cincinnati's lineup

    Stephenson (hand) will start at catcher and bat cleanup in Friday's contest versus the Orioles. Stephenson has been held out all week as a precaution with soreness in his right hand as a result of a hit-by-pitch. He's ready to roll now, following the Reds' off day Thursday.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Could return Friday

    The Reds expect Stephenson (hand) to return Friday against the Orioles, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Stephenson is hitting .231/.338/.415 with three homers and 10 RBI, but his Statcast metrics (20.4% barrel rate, 93.4 mph average exit velocity) suggest better results could be forthcoming. Moreover, Stephenson has been considerably better than his backup Luke Maile, who is hitting just .163/.250/.256 so far on the season.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Remains out Wednesday

    Stephenson (hand) remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game in San Diego. He hasn't played since exiting Saturday's game versus the Rangers following a hit-by-pitch on the right hand. The Reds have an off day Thursday, so they could be aiming for Stephenson to return to action Friday against the Orioles. Luke Maile will catch again Wednesday in Stephenson's place.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Remains sidelined Tuesday

    Stephenson (hand) isn't in the Reds' lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Stephenson hasn't started a game since being hit in the hand by a pitch during Saturday's game against the Rangers, though he was available off the bench for Monday's contest and presumably is also available if needed Tuesday. In the meantime, Luke Maile will pick up another start behind the plate and bat eighth.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Available off bench Monday

    Stephenson (hand) was available off the bench for Monday's 5-2 win over San Diego, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Stephenson, who was hit by a pitch on his right hand Saturday, sat out a second straight game. Luke Maile has operated behind the plate in place of Stephenson.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Sitting Sunday

    Stephenson (hand) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game at Texas. Manager David Bell said Stephenson's removal from Saturday's contest after being hit by a pitch on the hand was precautionary, but the backstop will still take at least one day to recover. Luke Maile is working behind the plate in the series finale versus the Rangers.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: OK following hit-by-pitch

    Reds manager David Bell said the removal of Stephenson from Saturday's game versus the Rangers following a hit-by-pitch on the right hand was precautionary, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. It doesn't sound like Stephenson even needed to undergo any testing. It's possible the Reds will choose to hold him out Sunday, particularly because it's an afternoon game, but Stephenson is expected to be fine.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Resting Thursday

    Stephenson is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies. Stephenson will get a well-deserved breather for Thursday's day game after he started in each of Cincinnati's last seven games, with six of those starts coming behind the plate. Luke Maile will get the nod at catcher Thursday and form a battery with starting pitcher Nick Martinez.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Smacks first career grand slam

    Stephenson went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Angels. Patrick Sandoval loaded the bases in the first inning and Stephenson cashed in with his first career grand slam. As Mark Sheldon of MLB.com notes, Stephenson has been one of the best hitters in baseball at making hard contact so far this year, ranking at the very top of the league in barrel percentage entering play Saturday. The results weren't there early on this season, but Stephenson now has three home runs in his last seven games.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Gets breather Saturday

    Stephenson isn't in the Reds' lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox. Stephenson will get a day off Saturday after going 1-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored during Friday's blowout victory. Luke Maile will start behind the dish instead while batting eighth.
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  • Reds' Tyler Stephenson: Launches first homer

    Stephenson went 1-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and an additional run scored in Friday's 11-1 win over the White Sox. Stephenson homered as part of Cincinnati's five-run third inning, his first homer of the season. The catcher is finding his groove, having hit safely in four consecutive games. Stephenson is slashing .258/.324/.419 through 34 plate appearances.
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