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October 7, 2020 02:00 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Enters offseason healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali (wrist) was used off the bench in Game 2 of last week's series-clinching loss to the Braves, catching one inning and logging no plate appearances.

Casali started behind the dish in Game 1 of the series, but he exited in the sixth inning of a 1-0 loss in 13 innings while he battled a sore wrist. While he ceded his spot in the lineup to Tucker Barnhart in Game 2, Casali's entry into the game as a substitute suggests he'll head into the winter healthy. Unless the Reds feel confident that top catching prospect Tyler Stephenson is ready for a full-time assignment in the majors in 2021, Casali will likely reprise his role as a part-timer alongside Barnhart next season.

October 1, 2020 11:16 AM
Reds' Curt Casali: Battling sore wrist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali is battling a sore wrist but is available off the bench Thursday for Game 2 of the Wild Card Round against Atlanta, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Casali played the first six innings in Game 1 on Wednesday, which proved to be slightly less than half of the 13-inning contest. Tucker Barnhart starts behind the plate in Game 2.

September 22, 2020 12:52 AM
Reds' Curt Casali: Hits sixth homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-3 win over Milwaukee.

Casali extended Cincinnati's lead to 3-1 with his long ball off Drew Rasmussen in the eighth. The backstop has hit .224/.373/.522 to go along with six homers and eight RBI while backing up Tucker Barnhart this season.

September 16, 2020 12:20 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Gets second start of series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali will start at catcher and will bat ninth Wednesday against the Pirates.

He'll be behind the dish for the second time in the series while top backstop Tucker Barnhart rests. Barnhart's greater familiarity with the Cincinnati pitching staff and his ability to control the run game may be enough to maintain his spot atop the depth chart, but if the 24-26 Reds fade from the playoff race during the final week of the season, manager David Bell could hand more starts to Casali or Tyler Stephenson.

August 30, 2020 02:44 AM
Reds' Curt Casali: Slugs homer in nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Casali sat out the first game of the twin bill but started behind the plate and hit ninth in Game 2. He put the Reds ahead with a solo shot to left field in the third inning. Casali is slashing .205/.352/.568 with five homers but only six RBI this season.

August 25, 2020 12:08 AM
Reds' Curt Casali: Hits fourth long ball
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Brewers.

Casali got the Reds on the board with his homer off Brett Anderson in the sixth. The backstop is hitting .179/.319/.513 while handling the short side of a catching platoon with Tucker Barnhart.

August 19, 2020 11:08 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Pops third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a hit-by-pitch in a 5-0 win over the Royals in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

Casali went deep in the sixth inning off Royals reliever Gabe Speier to produce the Reds' final run of the contest. The long ball was Casali's third of the year to go with three RBI and five runs scored across 40 plate appearances. Expect the 31-year-old to see little playing time as Tucker Barnhart makes most of the starts at catcher.

August 2, 2020 10:08 AM
Reds' Curt Casali: Benched in third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali is out of the lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Tigers.

After starting behind the dish in each of the Reds' first five games, Casali has predictably taken a back seat since Tucker Barnhart was activated from the paternity list Tuesday. Though Casali will be on the bench for a third straight contest, he'll likely catch in the second game of the doubleheader later in the day.

July 29, 2020 01:04 AM
Reds' Curt Casali: Remains productive
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday against the Cubs.

Casali homered in the eighth inning off Casey Sadler, his second home run of the campaign. He's gotten consistent playing time early this season, but Tucker Barnhart was activated from the paternity list Tuesday. As a result, Casali will likely see his playing time decrease significantly.

July 27, 2020 01:44 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Fourth straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali will start at catcher and bat ninth Monday against the Cubs.

Casali is picking up his fourth start behind the dish in as many days while top backstop Tucker Barnhart (personal) remains on the paternity list. He's slugged a home run and reached base at a .417 clip through the Reds' first three games, but Casali will lose nearly all of his fantasy value once Barnhart is back in the fold.

July 24, 2020 01:08 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Gets Opening Day nod
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali will get the start behind the plate for Friday's season opener against the Tigers, batting ninth.

Casali started 57 games as the Reds' catcher last season, compared to 87 for Tucker Barnhart. It's possible that his Opening Day start is a sign that Casali will be the personal catcher for his college teammate Sonny Gray this season, though it's also possible that the backstops' workloads will be more equal this year. Casali did outhit Barnhart in 2019, posting a .251/.331/.411 slash line compared to Barhnart's .231/.328/.380 mark.

March 22, 2020 10:40 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Opening Day spot secure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Despite struggling this spring, slashing .118/.318/.118 in 22 plate appearances, Casali's roster spot for Opening Day was secured when the Reds optioned Tyler Stephenson to Triple-A Louisville.

This was never really a job battle, at least to start. But Casali could be at risk later in the season should Stephenson thrive at Louisville. There are some rumors, however, that MLB will expand rosters to account for an accelerated return to action, which would then allow the Reds to carry three catchers and possibly promote Stephenson to the big-league squad.

January 10, 2020 03:00 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Reaches deal with Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali and the Reds avoided arbitration with a one-year, $1,462,500 deal Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Casali hit well enough for a catcher in 84 games last season, posting a .251/.331/.411 line with eight homers. He looks set to split time with Tucker Barnhart again this season.

August 24, 2019 02:48 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Activated from injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali (hamstring) was activated from the injured list Saturday.

Casali had been on the injured list since July 18, originally due to a knee injury. However, he suffered a hamstring strain in his rehab assignment and had been working back from that most recently. Casali should return to his backup role behind Tucker Barnhart.

August 18, 2019 08:48 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Will resume rehab Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali (hamstring) will report back to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday to resume his rehab assignment, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Working back from a sore right knee, Casali appeared in two games for Louisville a little over a week ago before being pulled off the assignment after he sustained a left hamstring strain. The hamstring tweak was apparently only minor in nature, as he was able to resume baseball activities after a few days off. If all goes well during the rehab assignment, the 30-year-old could be cleared to rejoin the Reds for their series in Pittsburgh next weekend.

August 17, 2019 05:32 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Recovering from hamstring strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali (knee) suffered a left hamstring strain last weekend on his minor-league rehab assignment, but he's making good progress in recovering from that setback, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Casali was able to run the bases Friday without pain. He's expected to begin a new rehab assignment back at Triple-A Louisville next week.

August 8, 2019 04:44 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Nearing rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment for Triple-A Louisville on Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Casali has been inactive since July 18 due to right knee soreness. A mid-August return is becoming more likely for the veteran backstop who is slashing .253/.337/.420 in 172 plate appearances. Tucker Barnhart will likely split playing time with Casali once the latter is activated.

July 28, 2019 08:36 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Close to beginning activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager David Bell said Sunday that Casali (knee) is "getting close" to resuming baseball activities, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Casali has been on the 10-day injured list since July 18 with the right knee issue and is expected to miss up to a month with the injury, per Sheldon. While the fact that Casali is progressing as anticipated suggests he's on track to return from the IL around mid-August, the Reds won't be able to pin down a target date for the backstop's return until he begins logging on-field work on a regular basis.

July 25, 2019 01:52 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Likely out for rest of July
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali (knee) isn't expected to return from the 10-day injured list before the end of July, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Casali is eligible to come off the IL on Friday, but since he has yet to resume baseball activities, he won't be ready to rejoin the Reds in the minimum amount of time. Meanwhile, fellow backstop Tucker Barnhart (oblique) is set to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville, putting him on track to beat Casali back from the IL. Assuming that's the case, Casali may have to settle for a reduced role once he's reinstated, likely at some point in August.

July 18, 2019 02:52 PM
Reds' Curt Casali: Officially lands on IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Casali (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.

This was expected. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, so Casali will be eligible to return July 26 should he prove ready. Ryan Lavarnway was signed to a big-league contract in a corresponding roster move and should share catching duties with Juan Graterol until one of Casali, Tucker Barnhart (oblique) or Kyle Farmer (concussion) returns from the injured list.

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Cincinnati Reds
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