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1/29/2015 | Ervin turns rough patch into learning experience

During the 2014 season with Class A Dayton, Reds outfield prospect Phil Ervin went through an extended funk at the plate for the first time in his brief professional career. How Ervin reacted to it proved to be one of the most significant learning experiences he's had.

1/29/2015 | 2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 outfielders

The top 10 outfielders list annually has some of the most athletic and exciting prospects in the Minor Leagues, and this year is no different. Here is's breakdown of the top-ranked outfield prospects for 2015.

1/29/2015 | Which prospects will make the Top 100 cut?

After an offseason filled with transactions and intrigue, Spring Training is fast approaching. That means it's time for the unveiling of the latest Top 100 Prospects list. The Top 50 will be unveiled during a one-hour special on MLB Network and beginning at 9 p.m. ET, and the entire list will be available on

1/28/2015 | Winker aims to continue rise at big league camp

Left-field prospect Jesse Winker will be in Reds Major League camp this spring as a non-roster invitee. It's sure to mean valuable experience being among players at the highest level and facing more competitive pitching.

1/26/2015 | Reds lock up Mesoraco with four-year pact

The Reds and All-Star catcher Devin Mesoraco avoided arbitration on Monday by agreeing to a four-year, $28 million contract.

1/26/2015 | No more winter in Punxsutawney for Mesoraco

It's not quite time for Spring Training yet, but Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco and his wife already packed up their belongings and left their hometown of Punxsutawney, Pa. for Cincinnati.

1/25/2015 | Reds close out caravan with 'select-a-seat' event

Despite it being late January, the field at Great American Ball Park appeared ready and a smattering of Reds fans were looking for their seats Sunday. Of course, no baseball games were to be played on this day. It was all for the club's annual "select-a-seat" event for new and returning customers seeking season tickets for the 2015 season.

1/24/2015 | Price enjoys give-and-take with passionate fans

One of the benefits of events like Reds Caravan is the direct dialogue between fans and team members.

1/24/2015 | Frazier flies jet simulator, sings at caravan stop

Reds Caravan made a stop Saturday at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force base.

1/23/2015 | Castellini eager for start of new Reds season

Coming off a tough 2014, Reds president and CEO Bob Castellini can't wait for the start of Spring Training: "We know we are contenders."

1/22/2015 | Trades lead to rare Reds rotation openings

A big strength of the club over the past four seasons, it's been a while since there were spots up for grabs in the Reds' rotation. And there isn't just one, but two, places for the taking among a handful of candidates.

1/22/2015 | Reds confident in Votto's health entering spring

With the Reds set to open Spring Training in about one month, there is continued optimism about the health status of first baseman Joey Votto.

1/21/2015 | Phillips won't let others wake him from living the dream

Brandon Phillips is trying not to let anyone get in his head. Not the media -- Philips put a moratorium on press sessions during the 2014 season -- not the rumormongers who speculate on the season ahead, and, most of all, not himself. He's just here to play.

1/20/2015 | Mijares could be Reds' latest low-risk, high-reward hurler

One area where many payroll-limited clubs often spend less and hope to get more is the bullpen. Sometimes, formerly successful pitchers that encountered a period of struggles can find a groove once again. With limitations on payroll but needs to improve, the Reds went this route with the signing of left-hander Jose Mijares to a Minor League contract on Dec. 14.

1/20/2015 | Pipeline Perspectives: Winker will be Minors batting champ

The only thing that could keep Jesse Winker from really competing for a batting title is if he hits so well the Reds decide in the second half that he's needed in Cincinnati. But a much more likely scenario is the outfield prospect raking all year in the Minors, across Double- and Triple-A, and then perhaps getting a September callup.

1/19/2015 | PGA champ Watson buys into Reds' Double-A club

PGA Tour golfer and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson purchased a minority ownership stake in the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, the Reds' Double-A affiliate.

1/19/2015 | 'Nasty Boys' integral part of 1990 Reds' identity

Nearly 25 years ago, the Reds that swept the A's in the Fall Classic featured a future Hall of Fame shortstop in Barry Larkin, a superstar outfielder in Eric Davis, a strong starting rotation and a fiery manager in Lou Piniella. And there was the ever-intimidating trio known as "The Nasty Boys," -- Rob Dibble, Norm Charlton and Randy Myers.

1/16/2015 | Reds exchange arb numbers with trio of All-Stars

The Reds' winter arbitration focus is now directed toward getting deals done with three All-Stars, in third baseman Todd Frazier, closer Aroldis Chapman and catcher Devin Mesoraco. Friday was the deadline for clubs and unsigned arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures ahead of a potential hearing.

1/16/2015 | Leake, Reds avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

For the third time in as many winters, Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake avoided arbitration with the club. On Friday, ahead of a deadline for clubs and players to exchange salary figures, Leake and Cincinnati agreed to a one-year deal worth $9.775 million.

1/16/2015 | Cozart, Reds agree to terms on 1-year deal

Ahead of a deadline for teams and arbitration eligible players to exchange salary figures for potential hearings, the Reds and Zack Cozart agreed to terms on a one-year, $2.35 million contract.

1/14/2015 | Hoover focused on bouncing back in 2015

Last Thursday, when Cincinnati experienced frigid temperatures in the single digits and wind chills around zero degrees, it didn't stop Reds reliever J.J. Hoover from getting outside and throwing. Hoover, 27, is fully aware that this will be a critical Spring Training for him to regain his role in the Reds' bullpen after a down 2014 season.

1/12/2015 | Can Cozart hit enough to be everyday shortstop?

Zack Cozart was Gold Glove-caliber in the field during 2014, but he also endured the worst offensive season of his career. Therefore, it wasn't a coincidence in December when the Reds added an offensive-minded shortstop in Eugenio Suarez.

1/12/2015 | Several prospects part of Reds' 19 NRIs

The Reds on Monday announced the 19 non-roster players who will be part of Spring Training, with pitchers and catchers set to report to Goodyear, Ariz., on Feb. 18.

1/8/2015 | Reds eager to write a new story in 2015

No club is looking forward to getting to Spring Training and turning the page more than the Reds. So far there's every reason to think it'll be a new season in both tone and substance.

1/8/2015 | Reds claim Minors righty Sampson off waivers

The Reds claimed right-handed pitcher Keyvius Sampson off waivers from the Padres on Thursday. Sampson's addition gives Cincinnati a full 40-man roster.

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