Moscot to return Tuesday; Reds adjust rotation

Moscot to return Tuesday; Reds adjust rotation

MILWAUKEE -- The Reds will activate pitcher Jon Moscot from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday to start vs. the Rockies. For the four-game series at Colorado, the rotation will feature Dan Straily on Monday, followed by Moscot, John Lamb on Wednesday and Alfredo Simon.

Moscot is taking the spot that belonged to rookie Daniel Wright for one start. Wright was in the bullpen for Sunday's game vs. the Brewers.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Read his blog, Mark My Word, 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.

No ejection? Price explains Saturday situation

Manager: Umps 'let me speak my mind' because new pitcher had unlimited warmup time

No ejection? Price explains Saturday situation

MILWAUKEE -- After Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon was ejected for intentionally plunking the Brewers' Chase Anderson with a pitch on Saturday, manager Bryan Price argued with umpires for a solid five minutes. Rare, if ever, do managers get that much time to vent from the men in blue without being tossed from the game.

How did Price get away with it?

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Read his blog, Mark My Word, 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 skid in wild win in Milwaukee

Reds snap skid in wild win in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- Adam Duvall hit a tying, three-run home run in the Reds' five-run seventh inning, then delivered a replay-aided, go-ahead RBI in the ninth for a 7-6 win over the Brewers on a tense Saturday afternoon at Miller Park.

The wild win, which saw Cincinnati overcome a 6-1 deficit, as well as the loss of starter Alfredo Simon, who was ejected in the fifth for plunking opposing starter Chase Anderson, erased the Reds' 11-game losing streak.

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Duvall, video crew hailed as heroes after win

Reds plate game-winner on left fielder's replay-aided RBI groundout

Duvall, video crew hailed as heroes after win

MILWAUKEE -- The box score on Saturday will show that red-hot-hitting Adam Duvall came through again. Sure, Duvall provided the last four RBIs that helped deliver the Reds to a wild 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Brewers that finally snapped an 11-game losing streak.

Cincinnati was trailing by a 6-1 score entering the seventh before it scored five two-out runs -- with Duvall's three-run homer being the game-tying moment.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Read his blog, Mark My Word, 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.

Sparks among the best top prospect performers Saturday

Sparks among the best top prospect performers Saturday

For a player who bypassed the Class A-Advanced level, Harrison Bader hasn't had any problems adjusting to the advanced competition in Double-A.

On Saturday, the Cardinals' No. 10 prospect connected on his third home run in as many games to help fuel Springfield's four-run eighth inning and eventual come-from-behind win against Frisco. He finished 2-for-5 at the plate and also tallied a double to go along with his 11th home run in 46 games this season.

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Simon, Anderson exchange HBPs in tense game

Reds, Brewers tie National League record with six hit batsmen in game

Simon, Anderson exchange HBPs in tense game

MILWAUKEE -- Reds center fielder Tyler Holt already had created chaos trying to steal home on the Brewers in the fourth inning of what became a 7-6 victory. But it escalated into a wild sequence of events that culminated with the ejection of Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon.

The Brewers held a 2-1 lead in the fourth when things got interesting with two outs as Simon batted against Milwaukee starter Chase Anderson. On third base, Holt broke for home before Anderson, while falling off the mound, hit Simon with a pitch on the left leg as he was showing bunt.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Read his blog, Mark My Word, 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.

Pipeline preview: Reed throwing in duel of the day

Mariners' prospect has at least one RBI in six straight

Pipeline preview: Reed throwing in duel of the day

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:

Hitter to watch: Tyler O'Neill (Mariners' No. 4)

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All systems go for Lorenzen after live BP

All systems go for Lorenzen after live BP

MILWAUKEE -- As he works back from a right elbow strain and mononucleosis, Reds pitcher Michael Lorenzen's rehab program has gone swimmingly. Lorenzen threw to hitters in live batting practice in Arizona on Friday, the latest step in his recovery plan.

"He's to that point now where he's going to be firing in a ballgame. That's great news," Reds manager Bryan Price said on Saturday.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Read his blog, Mark My Word, 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.

Price not allowing Reds succumb to negativity

Stuck in 11-game losing streak, club not losing sight of high-level expectations

Price not allowing Reds succumb to negativity

MILWAUKEE -- Before the season even started, the Reds decided on a different tack by spending the night in Los Angeles after Wednesday night's game and flying to Milwaukee during Thursday's off-day. It prevented red-eye travel, and in light of the team's deep struggles, moved manager Bryan Price to do something else. He had the team report late Friday, with the clubhouse not being opened until 4 p.m. CT.

"I acknowledged to our players that they can't physically do more than they're doing," Price said before Friday's game. "Everyone's [usually] early, they're in the cages, they're out taking grounders, they're looking at video, they're going through the advance reports, doing conditioning, in the weight room -- everything you can possibly do physically."

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Read his blog, Mark My Word, 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.

Brennaman to return as Reds' voice in 2017

In final year of contract, 2000 Frick recipient looking to continue on year-to-year basis

Brennaman to return as Reds' voice in 2017

MILWAUKEE -- In the final year of his three-year contract, iconic Reds broadcaster Marty Brennaman did some soul searching about his future. When he was done, that future still included calling games. Brennaman recently told the club he would return next season as the team's play-by-play voice on radio.

"When you get to be my age, you think about it," Brennaman said on Friday before the Reds played the Brewers. "It's a natural thing, but in no way does it indicate you're unhappy. On the contrary, I could not be happier. I work for great people, who pretty much allow me to do whatever I want to do. I feel like I'm healthy for my age. I take care of myself. God bless Amanda [my wife], she is the best. Whatever I want to do is fine with her."

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Read his blog, Mark My Word, 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.

Early optimism fades as Reds' skid extends

Early optimism fades as Reds' skid extends

MILWAUKEE -- Jonathan Lucroy and Aaron Hill combined for three home runs and five RBIs to prolong the Reds' recent misery, powering the Brewers' come-from-behind, 9-5 win on Friday at Miller Park.

Cincinnati's losing streak grew to 11 games despite Adam Duvall's first-inning, three-run home run off Brewers starter Zach Davies, who won at home for the first time thanks to his team's biggest offensive outburst in more than two weeks. Six different Brewers tallied multiple hits -- including Lucroy, who had all three of his RBIs by the end of the Brewers' go-ahead, four-run fourth inning, and Hill, who homered leading off consecutive innings in the fourth and the fifth. Five of Hill's six home runs this season have come at the Reds' expense.

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Moscot healthy, ready to rejoin Reds' rotation

Following third rehab start, righty could be activated for next series in Colorado

Moscot healthy, ready to rejoin Reds' rotation

MILWAUKEE -- When exactly Jon Moscot will make his return to the Reds was not quite decided on Friday, but it's clear he's ready to come off the disabled list and rejoin the big league rotation.

In his latest rehab start, as he works his way back from inflammation in his surgically repaired non-throwing shoulder, Moscot threw six scoreless innings for Triple-A Louisville on Thursday. Over 81 pitches, he allowed four hits without a walk and four strikeouts in a 5-0 win at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Read his blog, Mark My Word, 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.

Votto trying to get up to speed on changeups

Votto trying to get up to speed on changeups

CINCINNATI -- For years, Reds first baseman Joey Votto seemed to be a hitter with few weaknesses. This season, not only have opposing pitchers found his shortcomings, they've exploited them.

Baffling to many, Votto is hitting a career-low .205/.337/.353, including a .143 average over his past 12 games.

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

Straily can't put brakes on Reds' skid

Straily can't put brakes on Reds' skid

LOS ANGELES -- Behind Scott Kazmir's 12 strikeouts, the Dodgers continued their dominance of the Reds, completing a three-game sweep with a 3-1 victory at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Dodgers have now won nine straight matchups against the Reds, whose losing streak extended to 10 games.

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Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Dodgers on Wednesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Reds' pair among top prospect performers Thursday

Reds' pair among top prospect performers Thursday

A pair of Phillies' top prospects had three-hit games in Lehigh Valley's win over Pawtucket. J.P. Crawford, the No. 3 overall prospect (Phillies' No. 1), scored a pair of runs in the game, but more importantly, he found his stroke offensively. Since he was promoted to Triple-A, Crawford got off to a bit of a slow start. The shortstop went 3-for-15 over his first four games, but on Thursday night everything was clicking as Crawford went 3-for-5.

But Crawford wasn't the only Phillies' farmhand to have a good night at the plate. Nick Williams, Philadelphia's No. 3 prospect, was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and raised his average to .279.

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Straily separating himself as staff ace

Straily separating himself as staff ace

LOS ANGELES -- Reds manager Bryan Price deemed Dan Straily the team's best starting pitcher after Wednesday night's 3-1 loss at Dodger Stadium.

While Straily certainly has a case, given his 2.98 ERA, it's a reality that also begs an uncomfortable question: "What does it say that your best starter threw his best game of the season and you still managed to lose?"

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Watch Brandon Phillips' son blow a kiss to his dad

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Watch Brandon Phillips' son blow a kiss to his dad

We were first introduced to Brandon Phillips' 2-year-old son Micah on Monday -- when he was taking BP, racing Billy Hamilton and well on his way to becoming the future of Major League Baseball. He was like a real-life adult. He was a mini baseball player.

But during the Dodgers' 3-1 win over the Reds on Wednesday, Micah, although adorable then, was even more adorable when he saw his dad take the field. Watch this GIF below and try not to smile.

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Cozart isn't letting repaired knee get in his way

Cozart isn't letting repaired knee get in his way

LOS ANGELES -- Reds shortstop Zack Cozart might be performing as well as anyone could reasonably expect from a player in his first year back from right knee surgery, but that doesn't mean he isn't still feeling the effects almost a year since the procedure ended his 2015 campaign.

"To be honest with you, I have my days where my knee doesn't feel as great," Cozart said. "I don't want to make an excuse, but some of my throwing errors, I don't get into my legs as much as I usually do because I don't trust my knee as much. Other than that, moving side to side and my quick burst, I feel like I have that."

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Wright settles in after anxious first inning

Wright settles in after anxious first inning

LOS ANGELES -- On a night where very little worked for the Reds in an 8-2 loss to the Dodgers, a player who started the year as a Double-A reliever provided an unexpected silver lining.

Right-hander Daniel Wright, who didn't even appear in the Reds' big league camp during Spring Training, lasted into the sixth inning Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, allowing three earned runs and striking out four. While not the prettiest line, it was still a performance that impressed manager Bryan Price in his first chance to see the young pitcher.

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Offense stymied in loss to Dodgers

Offense stymied in loss to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- Mike Bolsinger rejoined the Dodgers' rotation Tuesday with a strong outing against the Reds, limiting Cincinnati to two runs as his club won, 8-2, at Dodger Stadium, extending the Reds' losing streak to nine games.

Bolsinger, who began the season on the disabled list, improved on his season debut in a spot start last week by allowing three hits over 5 2/3 innings and striking out six batters against one walk. He made just one costly mistake, serving up a two-run homer to Adam Duvall in the fourth.

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Trio of errors lead to two unearned runs

Trio of errors lead to two unearned runs

LOS ANGELES -- It's difficult to find a stat more disheartening than nine straight losses, but a total of six errors in a two-game span might just do it for the Reds.

The Reds' defense extended rallies and ultimately allowed the Dodgers to register their highest run total at Dodger Stadium for the season in an 8-2 loss Tuesday night.

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Selsky made impression during brief call-up

Selsky made impression during brief call-up

LOS ANGELES -- The Reds optioned outfielder Steve Selsky to Triple-A Louisville in order to clear 25-man roster room for Tuesday's starter, Daniel Wright.

Selsky was called up Friday to replace Tim Adleman, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain. Selsky made his big league debut the same day, striking out as a pinch-hitter against the Mariners.

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Finnegan drops duel with Kershaw in LA

Finnegan drops duel with Kershaw in LA

LOS ANGELES -- Clayton Kershaw dominated again Monday night at Dodger Stadium, firing a two-hit shutout in a 1-0 Dodgers win over the Reds, whose losing streak reached eight.

With a third shutout (all this month), Kershaw is 7-1 with a 1.48 ERA, 5-0 in May, and the Dodgers have won nine of his 10 starts this season. He struck out seven and walked one, snapping an MLB-record streak of six consecutive starts with at least 10 strikeouts and no more than one walk. The walk he issued on Monday was only his fifth this year, compared to an MLB-leading 95 strikeouts in 79 innings. Over the last calendar year, Kershaw is 21-5 with a 1.42 ERA with 323 strikeouts and 31 walks in 253 1/3 innings.

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Finnegan picks wrong night for career-best start

Finnegan picks wrong night for career-best start

LOS ANGELES -- Against any other pitcher, Brandon Finnegan might have been able to enjoy the best start of his career.

The Reds southpaw threw his first big league complete game and only allowed one run, when Howie Kendrick hit into a double play with runners on the corners and no outs in the sixth inning. The Dodgers finished with no RBIs but still handed the Reds a 1-0 loss on Monday night, because Clayton Kershaw was on the mound and threw his third shutout this month.

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Ohlendorf wins appeal; 3-game suspension lifted

Ohlendorf wins appeal; 3-game suspension lifted

LOS ANGELES -- Reds right-hander Ross Ohlendorf won an appeal of his three-day suspension and will not have to miss any time for his May 11 hit-by-pitch of Pittsburgh's David Freese.

Ohlendorf and the Reds' leadership were able to successfully argue that the right-hander's fastball got away from him and hit Freese at the wrong time, when both benches were under warning in a game that saw six combined hit batsmen.

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Reds trade right-hander Romero to Orioles

Reds trade right-hander Romero to Orioles

The Reds traded Minor League pitcher Franderlyn Romero to the Orioles in exchange for two international signing bonus slots.

Romero, 23, has spent his entire professional career in the Reds' organization since signing with the club in 2010 out of Venezuela. He owns a 15-25 record and a 3.07 ERA through 78 games (62 starts) in the Minors.

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Simon's struggles continue in loss to Mariners

Simon's struggles continue in loss to Mariners

CINCINNATI -- A three-run fifth-inning rally lifted the Mariners to a 5-4 win and a series sweep of the Reds in Sunday's finale at Great American Ball Park.

The Reds opened the game with a three-run first inning off of Mariners' starter Wade Miley. Zack Cozart led things off with a double, and he came around to score on a two-run double from Brandon Phillips after Billy Hamilton was hit by a pitch and Joey Votto singled to load the bases. Jay Bruce delivered the final run of the inning on a sacrifice fly.

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Kevin Goheen is a contributor for MLB.com based in Cincinnati and covered the Mariners on Sunday.

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