Managers, teammates and and fans know Trevor Bauer is restless and relentless. With baseball about to get back to work, the Cincinnati Reds pitcher walks Jason Kelly, Michael Barr and Mike Lynch through the contentious negotiations that got us to “summer camp.” He also talks about what motivates him as both a player and an entrepreneur, and what’s spurred him to consistently push the envelope in everything from rest days to representation to reaching a new, younger fan base.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 8:18 pm
I don’t know what to compare it to, but I’m really proud of the first five or six days, just the way the players are going about it. Reds utility player Kyle Farmer, in an interview on WLW’s “Hot Stove League,” pointed to a live BP matchup between Trevor Bauer and Nick Castellanos on Monday. Playing against each other in the American League Central, they’ve faced each other 55 times.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 8:04 pm
Everything else – throwing and hitting – I’ve always trusted that would be there when it’s time to go do that. Keeping my body in shape throughout this quarantine was my No. priority.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 7:27 pm
After three months without any baseball, the sport released chose to release two schedules this week: the 60-game schedule for 2020 on Monday and the full 2021 schedule Wednesday. The Reds will begin the 2021 season on April 1 at Great American Ball Park against the St. Louis Cardinals. They will have a day off on April 2 before resuming the three-game series on April 3-4.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 6:20 pm
With the 2020 MLB season a couple of weeks away, Dalton Del Don reveals his list of 30 sleepers to target.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:23 pm
Cincinnati Reds manager David Bell chose Gray to start the 60-game season and lead a rotation that he joined only last year. Bell announced Wednesday that Luis Castillo — last year’s opening day starter — would be second in the rotation, followed by Trevor Bauer, left-hander Wade Miley and Anthony DeSclafani. Gray started openers for the Athletics in 2014 and 2015, throwing a combined 14 shutout innings while getting a win and a no-decision.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 5:18 pm
Last season, Cole was the runner-up for AL Cy Young while going 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA and 326 strikeouts against 48 walks across 212.1 innings. After his Houston Astros fell short against the Washington Nationals in the World Series, he signed his nine-year pact with the Bronx Bombers in December. The Yankees are obviously expecting major things from their cannonball-splash signing, and if Tuesday’s outing was any indication, he could hit the ground sprinting when the regular season opens.
Posted: July 9, 2020, 11:00 am
Mike Moustakas is typically the first hitter to take swings during batting practice at Great American Ball Park. Moustakas, a lefty, will start in the right-handed batter’s box and take three swings before formally beginning the round. He’s pulled a homer over the left-field wall during at least two days of preseason camp, drawing laughs from Cincinnati Reds associate coach Rolando Valles, who was throwing the rounds of batting practice.
Posted: July 8, 2020, 9:39 pm
Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos said he signed with the Reds because he enjoys playing defense every day. He does not want to be used as a DH.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 8:23 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — With so few Black players in the major leagues, Cincinnati Reds reliever Amir Garrett was afraid to talk openly about racial discrimination. He kept his thoughts – and his stories – to himself.
Posted: July 6, 2020, 8:21 pm
Dodgers pitcher David Price says he will not play during the 2020 MLB season, citing health concerns related to the coronavirus outbreak.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 8:56 pm
A look at what happened in sports history on July 4, including the Dodgers and Angels leading their respective leagues in 1962.
Posted: July 4, 2020, 12:00 pm
A mash-up of disco, rap and Motown reverberated through empty Great American Ball Park for background music. ”It’s weird,” Reds first baseman Joey Votto said. The Cincinnati Reds held their first team workout since spring training was called off because of COVID-19 in March, trying to pull together again while keeping safely distant.
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:11 pm
The Dodgers signed reliever AJ Ramos to a minor league contract Thursday, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. He hasn’t pitched since 2018.
Posted: July 2, 2020, 11:15 pm
Cincinnati Reds players reported to summer camp on July 1.
Posted: July 1, 2020, 8:49 pm
MLB players reporting to training camps; Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer weighs in.
Posted: June 29, 2020, 8:17 pm