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Reds' Buddy Boshers: Inks MiLB deal with Reds
Boshers agreed to a minor-league contract with Cincinnati on Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Boshers spent the 2018 campaign at Triple-A, appearing in 48 games as a reliever. He last surfaced in the major leagues back in 2017 with the Twins, posting a 4.89 ERA with 28 punchouts over 35 innings. Boshers could have a shot at cracking the big-league roster if he performs well during spring training.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tanner Roark: Comes to terms with Cincy
Roark signed a one-year contract with the Reds on Friday, avoiding arbitration.
The deal is worth $10 million, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com, as Roark enters his final year of arbitration eligibility. The 32-year-old has taken a step back the last two years with a 4.50 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 1.2 HR/9, after a spectacular 2016 in which he had a 2.83 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. Roark was traded from the Nationals to the Reds in December and figures to be a major figure in their starting rotation for 2019.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Yasiel Puig: Reaches deal with Reds
Puig and the Reds agreed to a one-year, $9.7 million contract on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Puig hit arbitration for the first and likely only time, as his original seven-year, $42 million contract signed with the Dodgers back in June of 2012 finished before he had accumulated enough service time to be a free agent. The outfielder hit 23 homers last season, the second-highest mark of his career, and will be looking to outdo that number this season after moving to a more hitter-friendly home park.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Anthony DeSclafani: Signs with Cincy
DeSclafani signed a one-year, $2.125 million deal with the Reds on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
DeSclafani received a raise of over $1.25 million despite posting a 4.93 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 108:30 K:BB in 21 starts last season. The 28-year-old is likely to begin 2019 in the Reds starting rotation and will look to stay healthy after battling elbow and oblique injuries the last two seasons.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Scooter Gennett: Closing in on eight figures
Gennett agreed to a one-year, $9.775 million deal with the Reds, avoiding arbitration, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
This is Gennett's final year of arbitration, and despite trade rumors that have followed him ever since he started producing for the Reds a couple years ago, it seems like he will at least open the year as Cincinnati's everyday second baseman. He could be dealt at the trade deadline this year, assuming the Reds are not contending.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Jose Peraza: Avoids arbitration with Reds
Peraza and the Reds avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.775 contract Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 24-year-old had a solid season for the Reds in 2018, coming to the plate 683 times (tied for 16th-most in the league) and posting a .288/.326/.416 line, good for a 97 wRC+. He matched his steals total from the previous campaign with 23 and hit a career-high 14 homers. He lines up as the team's everyday shortstop again this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Re-signs with Reds
Lorenzen and the Reds reached an agreement Friday on a one-year, $1.95 million deal, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Lorenzen threw 81 innings for the Reds last season, finishing with a 3.11 ERA, though a modest 15.7 percent strikeout rate and an unimpressive 9.9 percent walk rate suggest that some regression may be coming. His role may be expanded this season, with the Reds talking about using him in the outfield occasionally to take advantage of a bat which has produced a 101 wRC+ (.250/.276/.500) and six homers in 92 major-league plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Curt Casali: Avoids arbitration with Reds
Casali signed a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Reds on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Casali will return to Cincinnati after serving as the team's backup catcher for a chunk of the 2018 campaign. The 30-year-old hit a solid .293/.355/.450 with four homers in 52 games for the Reds last season, but his path to playing time remains firmly blocked by Tucker Barnhart heading into 2019.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Courtney Hawkins: Back with Reds
Hawkins signed a minor-league contract with the Reds that includes an invitation to spring training.
Hawkins finished out the 2018 campaign with Cincinnati's High-A affiliate after being cut loose by the White Sox and subsequently spending time in the independent Atlantic League. While he struggled during his time in the minors, the 25-year-old hit .285/.342/.505 with 18 homers and 12 steals in 88 games for the Sugar Land Skeeters. Hawkins has yet to appear above Double-A, where he owns a .209/.265/.355 slash line across parts of four seasons (273 games), so look for him to serve as organizational outfield depth.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Sebastian Elizalde: Returns to Reds on MiLB pact
Elizalde signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Thursday.
The 27-year-old began the season with Cincinnati's Triple-A affiliate, but he was then loaned to a Mexican League team in May, where he spent the rest of the season. Between these three stops, Elizalde produced a .902 OPS with 14 home runs and 12 stolen bases, though much of that damage was done in Mexico. He figures to provide corner-outfield depth for the Reds organization.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Kyle Wren: Latches on with Reds
Wren signed a minor-league contract with the Reds which includes an invitation to spring training.
Wren spent the entire 2018 campaign at Triple-A, hitting a combined .263/.333/.363 with three homers and 10 stolen bases in 84 games split between Colorado Springs (Brewers) and Pawtucket (Red Sox). He'll provide outfield depth for the Reds in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Mitch Nay: Agrees to MiLB with Reds
Nay signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Thursday.
Nay split last season between High-A and Double-A in the Reds' organization, producing a .757 OPS with 11 home runs and 70 RBI in 540 plate appearances. He'll rejoin the organization to provide depth at the corner-infield spots for the organization.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hernan Iribarren: Returns to Reds on MiLB deal
Iribarren signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Thursday.
The 34-year-old declined a bit with the Reds' Triple-A affiliate last season, producing just a .674 OPS in 271 plate appearances. Iribarren played every position but pitcher last season, however, so he at least offers organizational depth all over the diamond for Cincinnati in case injuries strike the big-league club.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Nick Lee: Inks MiLB deal with Reds
Lee signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Thursday.
The southpaw missed all of 2018 while rehabbing from a broken elbow suffered in 2017. He figures to act as an organizational depth piece for the Reds moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Johendi Jiminian: Lands MiLB deal with Reds
Jiminian signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Thursday.
Jiminian spent the 2018 season in the Mariners' organization, producing a 3.49 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP in 69 Double-A innings. His FIP sat at a lofty 4.54 mark due to a middling 52:31 K:BB in that span, however, so he figures to be little more than an organizational depth piece moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Felix Jorge: Lands NRI deal with Reds
Jorge (triceps) agreed to a minor-league contract with the Reds on Thursday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The 25-year-old spent all of 2018 rehabbing a triceps injury, but he has a bit of major-league experience from his debut in 2017. However, Jorge hasn't found much success above Double-A in his professional career and his peripheral stats aren't great. Assuming his triceps issue is behind him by the time spring training rolls around, he figures to compete for a back-end rotation spot in spring training, though some time at Triple-A is the more likely conclusion for Jorge this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Vladimir Gutierrez: Earns invitation to Reds' camp
Gutierrez was invited to the Reds' big-league spring training camp Wednesday.
Gutierrez spent the entirety of last season with Double-A Pensacola, finishing with a mediocre 4.35 ERA. That performance doesn't make it likely that he'll skip Triple-A and start the season at the MLB level, but he'll get the chance to work with the big-league coaching staff this spring and could be up with the Reds later in the year should he get off to a good start at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
Reds' TJ Friedl: To join Reds' big-league camp
Friedly was invited to major-league spring training Wednesday.
Friedl reached Double-A for the first time last June, performing capably with a .276/.359/.360 line and 19 steals in 67 games for Pensacola. It would be a surprise to see him jump all the way up to the big leagues to start the season but a debut later in the year is certainly a possibility.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Tony Santillan: Invited to major-league camp
Santillan was invited to Cincinnati's major-league spring training camp Wednesday.
Santillan reached Double-A for the first time in the middle of last season, making 11 starts for Pensacola with a solid 3.61 ERA. It would be a surprise to see him open the year in the majors, but more strong performances to start this season could lead to a debut at some point this year.... See More ... See Less