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Cincinnati Reds

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July 15, 2019 12:04 AM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Bright spot in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson was fantastic in relief on Sunday against the Rockies, throwing two perfect innings with four strikeouts.

Stephenson had been a little shaky since coming off the IL in mid-June, but he's been strong in two outings after the All-Star break. With David Hernandez really struggling, Stephenson's role in the bullpen could be changed to include more critical situations soon.

June 16, 2019 10:08 AM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Returns from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (neck) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday.

Stephenson landed on the IL with the neck strain at the end of May and made two rehab appearances with Triple-A Louisville to clear the way for his activation. The 26-year-old has a 3.96 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 35:10 K:BB through 25 innings this season.

June 9, 2019 07:52 PM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: To begin rehab stint Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (neck) will start a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

Stephenson has been on the shelf since May 31 due to a neck strain, but he's set to take a step forward in his rehab process. He'll likely only need a few minor-league appearances prior to being activated considering he's only been on the injured list for 10 days.

May 31, 2019 02:00 PM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a cervical strain.

Stephenson apparently sustained the injury Tuesday when he allowed two runs over 1.2 innings versus the Pirates. The move is retroactive to Wednesday so the 26-year-old will be eligible to return June 8, though the severity of the injury remains unclear.

May 29, 2019 02:44 AM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Rare bad outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson gave up two runs in the ninth inning Tuesday night against the Pirates, allowing two hits and a walk over 1.2 innings, striking out two.

With the outing Stephenson's ERA jumped to 3.96, as he's starting to struggle a little bit in the month of May.

April 24, 2019 01:48 PM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Gets second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (2-0) struck out both batters he faced Tuesday night and got the win when the Reds rallied in the bottom of the sixth inning against the Braves.

Stephenson continues to impress. His ERA is down to 1.50 and his WHIP down to 0.67, and he has 18 strikeouts against just two walks in 12 innings so far. His velocity and his command have both improved, and his slider in particular has become a huge plus pitch.

April 12, 2019 10:32 AM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Gets win Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson pitched a scoreless inning in relief of the injured Sonny Gray on Thursday and got the win.

Pitching in relief has suited Stephenson well so far in this young season. He has allowed one run over 6.1 innings, striking out eight batters while giving up three hits and a walk. The competition level picks up for Reds pitchers soon, with them embarking on a West Coast road swing.

March 26, 2019 11:52 AM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Earns place on roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds informed Stephenson on Tuesday that he would be included on the Opening Day roster, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Stephenson closed spring training out on a rough note Monday against the Braves by giving up two runs over two innings, but he turned in a clean slate over his prior two appearances in Cactus League play. That ultimately proved to be enough for Stephenson to secure the final available bullpen spot over Matt Wisler, who was reassigned to the minors. Expect Stephenson to work in lower-leverage spots in long relief for as long as he remains on the 25-man roster.

March 26, 2019 02:12 AM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Struggles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson allowed two runs on two hits and a walk over two innings Monday against the Braves, Ben Weinrib of reports.

Stephenson is battling for the final two bullpen spots for the Reds along with Wandy Peralta and Matt Wisler. Manager David Bell said before the game that Monday's outing wouldn't be the sole determinant of who gets the spots. "I don't think that's the best way to make a decision," Bell said before the game. "That being said, it has come down to the last day, and that's because we're trying to make the best decision we possibly can, and it's a difficult one. You never want to make a decision based on one day."

March 20, 2019 02:40 AM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Makes spring debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (shoulder) made his spring training debut Tuesday night, throwing a scoreless inning against the White Sox.

That Stephenson pitched in a major-league spring training game instead of a "B" game might indicate that the team isn't viewing a DL trip to begin the season as a possibility. With him out of options, the Reds' choices on what to do with him are limited.

March 16, 2019 10:32 PM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Throws 15 pitches Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (shoulder) threw 11 of 15 pitches for strikes in a "B" game Friday against the Indians. Afterward manager David Bell called the outing a great sign, Anthony Castrovince of reports.

Stephenson still has a long way to go to ramp up for the regular season. He's out of options, so if he's not ready to go he'll either have to go on the injured list or clear waivers before Opening Day.

March 14, 2019 12:52 PM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Pitching in 'B' game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch Thursday in a "B" game versus the Indians, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

It's the first game action of any kind for Stephenson, who has eased along slowly this spring after reporting to camp with an inflamed right shoulder. The shoulder issue may have damaged Stephenson's chances of breaking camp with the big club, but if he experiences no setbacks Thursday and in any Cactus League appearances that might follow, he may not need much rehab time at Triple-A Louisville before joining the Cincinnati bullpen.

March 9, 2019 05:28 PM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Another BP session Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (shoulder) will be required to throw another live batting practice session Sunday before taking the next step of getting into a game, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Stephenson had a previous batting practice session Thursday, but he's definitely behind schedule in his attempt to be ready for Opening Day. Because Stephenson is out of options, it's likely that the Reds will begin the season by putting him on the IL and having him go on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville.

March 6, 2019 06:40 PM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Cleared for live BP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (shoulder) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Thursday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Stephenson has been behind his teammates for most of spring due to a shoulder injury. The Reds have been encouraged by his recent progress, and if everything goes as planned during Thursday's session, the right-hander's next step could be pitching in a game.

February 25, 2019 06:32 PM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: No game action yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (shoulder) still isn't scheduled for game action yet, Mark Sheldon of reports.

That said, the Reds are encouraged with the work that he has been doing. "He's getting closer. He's progressing. Nothing but positive reports," manager David Bell said.

February 20, 2019 06:52 PM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Still behind in workouts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (shoulder) is still behind his Reds teammates in workouts this spring but is getting closer, Mark Sheldon of reports. "I think he's real close to being back on a normal routine," manager David Bell said.

Stephenson has an uphill battle to make the Reds' Opening Day roster even without the injury, though that he lacks options works in his favor. He'll get stretched out as a starter even though he's not competing for the fifth starter's job.

February 15, 2019 01:52 AM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Right shoulder inflammation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson is dealing with right shoulder inflammation, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Stephenson really struggled with shoulder tendinitis down the stretch last season, so it's concerning that he's already dealing with it again this spring. Making matters tougher is that he's out of options this spring.

February 12, 2019 04:40 PM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Currently outside of rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson is not expected to open the season in Cincinnati's starting rotation, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Manager David Bell suggested the team's Opening Day rotation will be comprised of Luis Castillo, Alex Wood, Sonny Gray, Tanner Roark and Anthony DeSclafani, leaving Stephenson to fill a long-relief/swingman role for the big club if he wants to open the season in the majors. The soon-to-be 26-year-old posted a 2.87 ERA and 10.8 K/9 across 20 starts with Triple-A Louisville in 2018, but he struggled across four appearances (three starts) for the big club, posting a 9.26 ERA, 2.49 WHIP and 11:12 K:BB in 11.2 innings.

September 17, 2018 09:08 PM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Not on current road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson (shoulder) isn't with the Reds on their current road trip,'s Mark Sheldon reports.

As a result it's unlikely that Stephenson will be activated before the end of the season. "It's winding down. It's becoming less likely," Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman said. "If he were to get an inning or two in during that last series against Pittsburgh, that would be fine. He'd have to show he's absolutely 100 percent for us to warrant putting him out there for a couple of innings."

August 30, 2018 10:48 AM
Reds' Robert Stephenson: Placed on DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephenson was put on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to Monday due to shoulder tendinitis.

Since Stephenson hasn't pitched in the past few days, the club was able to backdate his placement on the DL, making him eligible to return Sept. 6. It's unclear how much time the right-hander will require in order to recover from this bout of tendinitis, so don't be surprised if he winds up spending a couple weeks on the shelf. In a corresponding move, the club recalled Austin Brice from the minors.

Situational Stats
vs Milwaukee 7.000 2.57038
vs LHB 14.200 7.9801219
vs RHB 23.000 3.130432
Last 7 Games
Two Week Schedule
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Pitching Stats
2016CIN23 6.08880000 37.0412625941931
2017CIN56 4.6825110011 84.28152441225386
2018CIN02 9.26430000 11.2171212201211
2019CIN22 5.023200001 37.2302321501651
Total 913 5.3769220012 171.0169113102286100179
Batting Stats
2016CIN81000000500 .000 .000 .000
2017CIN2623110001500 .043 .043 .043
2018CIN4200001100 .333 .000 .000
2019CIN32100000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 7036110012200 .054 .028 .028
Fielding Stats
2017CINP2511124530 .750
2019CINP320104330 .700
Total  692227101160 .778
More Pitching Stats
2016CIN13144 0.7700012 .279170 15.6 .5170
2017CIN37487 0.9345025 .256383 14.5 .4450
2018CIN3914 0.6421012 .34063 22.4 .5800
2019CIN32340 0.6010002 .208160 11.0 .4171
Total 10137185 0.80760411 .257776 14.5 .4651
Minor League Pitching Stats
2012AFX-Dayton Dragons24 4.1988000 34.1322316431535
2012R-Billings Mustangs10 2.0577000 30.22211721837
2013AFX-Dayton Dragons53 2.571414000 77.0563022532096
2013AFA-Bakersfield Blaze22 3.0544000 20.2199730222
2013AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo02 4.8644000 16.217109201318
2014AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo710 4.742726000136.2114817218574140
2015AAA-Louisville Bats44 4.041111000 55.2512525222751
2015AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo47 3.681414100 78.1533632844389
2016AAA-Louisville Bats89 4.412424100136.2115726717371120
2017AAA-Louisville Bats12 3.7987000 40.1271717801345

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Martinez, CA
Cincinnati Reds

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