Adleman eyes return to win column in opener

Adleman eyes return to win column in opener

The Brewers visit the Reds at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday for a three-game clash between the National League Central rivals.

Milwaukee is 6-1 against Cincinnati in the season series.

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Aimee Sachs is a contributor to MLB.com based in Atlanta and covered the Brewers on Sunday.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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Arroyo 'probably not' going to pitch again

Reds righty placed on 60-day DL on Monday, says June 18 appearance likely his last

Arroyo 'probably not' going to pitch again

The Reds transferring injured pitcher Bronson Arroyo to the 60-day disabled list on Monday was hardly a surprise. Arroyo, who was shut down after his June 18 start vs. the Dodgers because of shoulder soreness, wasn't holding out much hope to pitch again this season -- or ever again.

In a dugout interview during the Reds' 8-2 loss to the Cardinals, Arroyo told Fox Sports Ohio's Jim Day that he's already likely thrown his final pitch in the Major Leagues.

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Reds can't contain Cardinals' bats in loss

Reds can't contain Cardinals' bats in loss

ST. LOUIS -- His hold on a rotation spot loosening with each subsequent start, Michael Wacha regained that grip on Monday by notching his second quality start in his past seven tries. Supported by an abundance of offense, Wacha covered the first six innings in the Cardinals' 8-2 rout of the Reds, who stopped by Busch Stadium for a one-game makeup of an April rainout.

Nearly unplugged from the rotation a week ago, Wacha took the mound needing to prove he deserved a continuance. He'll get one after holding the Reds to one run on five hits and striking out five. Wacha entered the day with an 8.17 ERA over his past six starts, only one of which had lasted as long as the fifth. The Reds, however, mustered only five singles against him.

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Alaina Getzenberg is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Louis who covered the Reds on Monday.

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Finnegan exits in 4th with left triceps strain

Injury not considered serious, but it's uncertain if lefty will make next start

Finnegan exits in 4th with left triceps strain

ST. LOUIS -- Brandon Finnegan was removed from Monday's 8-2 loss to the Cardinals in the fourth inning due to a left triceps strain. The injury is not considered significant, but the team will not know until Tuesday how much time he will miss.

Finnegan was activated from the 60-day disabled list prior to Monday's game.

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Alaina Getzenberg is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Louis who covered the Reds on Monday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Vote to keep Cozart atop NL All-Star ballot

With voting ending this week, shortstop on pace for first Midsummer Classic

Vote to keep Cozart atop NL All-Star ballot

ST. LOUIS -- For a third straight week, Zack Cozart is first among National League shortstops on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, and he has almost guaranteed himself a spot in his first MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard.

With just over three days left to vote, Cozart leads in the latest NL update with 1,915,806 votes, which is over 250,000 more than Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (1,657,732), despite Seager leading all NL shortstops in home runs (12). Addison Russell of the Cubs is in third place with 1,204,204 votes.

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Alaina Getzenberg is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Louis who covered the Reds on Monday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Finnegan reinstated; Reds option Bonilla

Cincinnati also places Arroyo on 60-day disabled list

Finnegan reinstated; Reds option Bonilla

ST. LOUIS -- The Reds reinstated pitcher Brandon Finnegan to start Monday's game against the Cardinals, and they optioned right-hander Lisalverto Bonilla to Triple-A Louisville. Right-hander Bronson Arroyo (right shoulder) has also been placed on the 60-day disabled list.

Finnegan (1-0, 2.70 ERA) had been on the DL for over two months while dealing with a left shoulder injury, and Monday was his first start since April 15. However, the left-hander exited in the fourth inning Monday with a left triceps strain.
 

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Alaina Getzenberg is a reporter for MLB.com based in St. Louis who covered the Reds on Monday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Scooter continues breakout '17 with 4-hit game

Scooter continues breakout '17 with 4-hit game

WASHINGTON -- When Scooter Gennett hit a bloop single to left field in his first at-bat Sunday, it may have ignited flashbacks of his four-home run, 10-RBI game on June 6.

That's also how Gennett began that breakout game, one of the best offensive performances in Major League history. Gennett has been a regular in the lineup since Zack Cozart landed on the disabled list with a right quad strain June 19, and he's taking advantage of his chances.

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Kyle Melnick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Feldman, Gennett deliver as Reds snap skid

Feldman, Gennett deliver as Reds snap skid

WASHINGTON -- The Reds entered Sunday with just one win in their past 13 contests, largely due to their struggling rotation. During that stretch, Cincinnati starters were 0-8 with an 8.49 ERA.

But Scott Feldman reversed that trend against the Nationals. The right-hander allowed two runs in seven innings, receiving an early cushion from the offense as the Reds defeated the Nationals, 6-2, at Nationals Park. They avoided their first series sweep vs. Washington since 2008.

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Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier.

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Gennett homers on one knee vs. Nats

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Gennett homers on one knee vs. Nats

Among the many on-field activities of the Rangers' veteran third baseman Adrian Beltre is his penchant for hitting homers on one knee. It's a phenomenon that has since been carried out by the Angels' Andrelton Simmons and now, as of Sunday, the Reds' Scooter Gennett.

Still basking in the glow of his four-homer performance a few weeks back, Gennett connected on a Tanner Roark pitch in the second inning of Cincinnati's game with the Nats on Sunday and sent it to deep right field for a solo homer that added him to the aforementioned list above. 

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Bailey struggles with command in first '17 start

Righty gives up 8 runs in 1 2/3 innings of work in comeback from surgery

Bailey struggles with command in first '17 start

Homer Bailey hadn't pitched for the Reds since Aug. 28, 2016, and his long-awaited 2017 debut on Saturday vs. the Nationals proved not only anticlimactic, but disappointing and disastrous.

Bailey lasted only 1 2/3 innings and didn't give his club much of a fighting chance during an 18-3 loss to Washington. While throwing 61 pitches, he was charged with eight earned runs, six hits and three walks with two strikeouts.

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Reds offense quiet as Bailey scuffles in debut

Reds offense quiet as Bailey scuffles in debut

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals' top-ranked offense flexed its muscles during Saturday afternoon's 18-3 rout over the Reds, showing off the depth and relentlessness of their lineup. Michael Taylor matched a career high with four hits and a pair of homers, Trea Turner reached base in all six of his plate appearances -- going 5-for-5 with a walk -- and Daniel Murphy drove in four runs.

Each Nationals starting position player had at least a hit and five Nats recorded multi-hit games as they hammered out 19 hits and scored double-digit runs for the 13th time this year. The 18 runs are the second most the Nats have scored this season behind their 23-run outburst on April 30 against the Mets. The large offensive output allowed right-hander Joe Ross to cruise through seven innings of one-run ball.

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Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier.

Kyle Melnick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, and covered the Reds on Saturday.

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Reds lead early, fall flat in extras vs. Nationals

Reds lead early, fall flat in extras vs. Nationals

WASHINGTON -- The Nationals had spoiled chances to score all night and were hitless in their first eight at-bats with a runner in scoring position as their offense leaned heavily on the solo home run. But with two on and two outs in the 10th inning, Bryce Harper strolled to the plate and what remained of the crowd of 36,347 fans at Nationals Park rose to its feet.

Harper delivered again in the clutch, lining a walk-off single to the warning track in right field off Raisel Iglesias to give the Nationals a 6-5 victory over the Reds on Friday night.

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Jamal Collier covers the Nationals for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jamalcollier.

Kyle Melnick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington who covered the Reds on Friday.

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Votto reportedly open to joining Derby

Reds first baseman would consider taking part in event if asked

Votto reportedly open to joining Derby

Maybe the 2017 T-Mobile Home Run Derby will be the one that finally features Joey Votto.

A four-time All-Star, Votto has never participated in a Derby. But the Reds' first baseman said he'd be open to taking part this year if asked, according to Cincinnati.com, although only if he made the All-Star team. This year's Home Run Derby takes place in Miami on July 10, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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Inbox: Can the Reds depend on Bailey?

Beat reporter Mark Sheldon answers questions from fans

Inbox: Can the Reds depend on Bailey?

What can the Reds expect from Homer Bailey?
-- Charlie on Facebook live

It's a good question. Bailey will be activated from the 60-day disabled list on Saturday to make his season debut vs. the Nationals. He's a bit of an X-factor, because it's hard to place high expectations on someone who has had three elbow surgeries and only eight starts since August 2014. The last surgery was Feb. 18 to remove bone chips. But based on his rehab assignment numbers, they should expect some length and dependability. The rotation has averaged 4.93 innings per start this season. If Bailey can just go six or seven innings and keep the team in the game, the lineup should be able to do its part.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Castillo called up; Garrett sent to Triple-A

Castillo called up; Garrett sent to Triple-A

WASHINGTON -- When watching Luis Castillo throw with Double-A Pensacola this season, Reds manager Bryan Price has been impressed with the right-hander's ability to mix his changeup and fastball. Price said Castillo doesn't need to rely on his fastball for strikes the way some pitchers do since he can throw his changeup for strikes just as effectively.

That skill was one of the reasons the Reds called up Castillo to make his Major League debut against the Nationals on Friday night. The Reds made room for Castillo by sending Amir Garrett to Triple-A Louisville.

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Kyle Melnick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Top prospect Senzel promoted to Double-A

RHP Mahle, No. 8 prospect, heads to Triple-A

Top prospect Senzel promoted to Double-A

Several promotions of Reds prospects were completed on Thursday, with the most notable being third baseman Nick Senzel moving up to Double-A Pensacola.

Senzel, the No. 1 prospect in the organization according to MLBPipeline.com, batted .305/.371/.476 with four home runs and 31 RBIs in 62 games for Class A Advanced Daytona. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft will turn 22 years old on June 29.

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Schebler hits 20th homer in loss to Rays

Schebler hits 20th homer in loss to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- Offense continues to fuel the Rays' fortunes. Wednesday afternoon, a four-run sixth provided the separation needed to lead to an 8-3 win over the Reds at Tropicana Field.

The Rays (39-36) claimed the series with the win, sending the Reds (30-41) to their 11th loss in their last 12 games. The Rays have won seven straight rubber match games, improving to 8-1-3 over their last 12 series.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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Innings start to mount for Reds' bullpen

Short outings by starters puts pressure on relievers

Innings start to mount for Reds' bullpen

ST. PETERSBURG -- For the first 2 1/2 months of the season, Reds manager Bryan Price seemed to make all of the right bullpen moves as his rotation struggled to go deep into games. In turn, relievers were able to do everything that was asked of them.

But as the innings mount for relievers, perhaps the bullpen has reached the fraying point. In an 8-3 loss for the Reds to the Rays on Wednesday, relievers Austin Brice, Wandy Peralta and Drew Storen gave up five runs over the sixth and seventh innings.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hamilton rundown ends in a rare putout

Speedy outfielder doesn't go down easily

Hamilton rundown ends in a rare putout

ST. PETERSBURG -- Because of his speed, Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton can even make rundowns more interesting. Even though the Rays got their man caught between third base and home, they needed five men to do it because Hamilton was quick on his feet.

It made for the rare 6-5-2-4-5-7 putout in the Reds' 8-3 loss to the Rays.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

9th-inning rally halted by Colome, Rays

9th-inning rally halted by Colome, Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- Corey Dickerson's bat just keeps stating his case to become the American League's DH at this year's All-Star Game in Miami.

Tuesday night, Dickerson -- currently ranked third in the voting for the designated-hitter spot, helped fuel the Rays' offense with an RBI single and his 16th home run of the season. Alex Cobb pitched in with seven innings, holding the Reds to two runs en route to a 6-5 win at Tropicana Field.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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Back in win column, Reds chasing siren's song

Back in win column, Reds chasing siren's song

ST. PETERSBURG -- From behind the closed doors of the Reds' clubhouse after victories, a loud siren can be heard blaring as part of the players' celebration. For the previous nine games Cincinnati played, that siren stayed silent.

Monday's 7-3 win over the Rays ended the team's longest losing streak of 2017 at nine games. And while there will be more wins to come, few may feel as satisfying as this one was, especially since it required a quick late-innings response after a 3-1 lead was blown in the seventh inning.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Reds snap slump with late offense vs. Rays

Reds snap slump with late offense vs. Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Reds snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over the Rays on Monday night at Tropicana Field.

Joey Votto's RBI single and Jesse Winker's two-run single fueled a three-run eighth that proved to be the difference for the Reds.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2004.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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Cozart, Arroyo to DL; Reds recall Winker

Cozart, Arroyo to DL; Reds recall Winker

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Reds made a flurry of roster moves on Monday, placing shortstop Zack Cozart and pitcher Bronson Arroyo on the 10-day disabled list. Outfielder Jesse Winker was recalled from Triple-A Louisville, and reliever Ariel Hernandez was recalled from Double-A Pensacola.

Cozart has been bothered by a strained right quadriceps for several weeks, but exacerbated the soreness trying to leg out a grounder to shortstop in the ninth inning Saturday against the Dodgers.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Reds sign Downs, quintet of other Draft picks

Reds sign Downs, quintet of other Draft picks

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Reds signed several of their 2017 MLB Draft picks on Monday night, including No. 32 overall selection Jeter Downs, second-round pick Stuart Fairchild and third-round selection Jacob Heatherly.

Also signed were lefty pitcher Packy Naughton (ninth round) and right-handed pitchers Ryan Nutof (16th round) and Anderson DeLeon (24th round).

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Cozart holds shortstop lead in All-Star votes

Making case to be first NL starter for Reds since 2013

Cozart holds shortstop lead in All-Star votes

ST. PETERSBURG -- On the same Monday it was learned he would need to be placed on the 10-day disabled list for a right quadriceps strain, the Reds' Zack Cozart also received the good news that he remained the leader in votes among National League shortstops on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.

For the second week in a row, Cozart led Kyle Seager of the Dodgers. Cozart has 1,465,327 votes over Seager's 1,143,767 votes. Addison Russell of the Cubs is third with 967,495 votes; Trea Turner of the Nationals is fourth with 652,507 votes and Chris Owings of the D-backs was fifth with 541,960 votes.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Castillo makes Pipeline Team of the Week

Castillo makes Pipeline Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

The latest edition of MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week (June 12-18) is headlined by Triple-A Albuquerque's Ryan McMahon, who led all Minor Leaguers in OPS (1.883), hits (16) and total bases (35) while also tying for the lead in home runs (five) and RBIs (14).

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Trio of HRs not enough as Reds fall short

Trio of HRs not enough as Reds fall short

CINCINNATI -- The Dodgers and Reds seem to be going in opposite directions after another Los Angeles victory on Sunday. With the 8-7 win, the Dodgers swept Cincinnati for the second time in a week. This marks the ninth loss in a row for the Reds, tying the longest losing streak by a Major League team this season, while Los Angeles has won nine of its last 10.

Facing an 8-2 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Reds showed their first signs of life all series. After Tucker Barnhart and Patrick Kivlehan reached base to open the inning, Scooter Gennett came through two batters later with a three-run home run to right field to make it 8-5.

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Jeremy Vernon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cincinnati who covered the Reds on Sunday.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.

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