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Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reports that the Reds are closing in on a trade for Matt Harvey.

It's unclear what the Mets will receive in return. Recent reports had them seeking a catcher, one who is MLB-ready. Harvey was designated for assignment by New York last week after posting a 7.00 ERA over four starts and four relief appearances to open the 2018 season. He's due around $4.5 million, but the Mets figure to pick up most of that.
May 8 - 6:14 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports writes that Collin McHugh could be available in a trade.

The Astros are loaded with starting pitcher depth, so it's not a huge surprise to hear that McHugh could be had in the right deal. As Heyman notes, he's due $5 million in 2018, and he's under team control through 2019 with one more arbitration-eligible season. Heyman also mentions the Twins and Orioles were interested in the right-hander earlier this season, and the Reds, Mariners, Brewers and Rangers as clubs still looking for starting pitching.
Mar 23 - 9:50 AM

A source tells Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer the Reds are targeting free agent reliever David Hernandez.

Hernandez was quietly terrific between the Diamondbacks and Angels in 2017, posting a 3.11 ERA with 52 strikeouts in 55 innings in middle relief. Sources said the sides are in "serious discussions" but that a deal isn't imminent. The 32-year-old wouldn't supplant Raisel Iglesias as the team's closer, but he would certainly be a boost to the team's bullpen.
Jan 13 - 6:07 PM

MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports that the Reds have spoken with Craig Stammen's representatives recently.

Stammen had a nice bounce-back year in San Diego with a 3.14 ERA and 74/28 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 innings. He's also from Ohio, so playing in Cincinnati might appeal to him.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 02:16:00 PM

Reds selected RHP Brad Keller from the Diamondbacks with the fifth pick in the Rule 5 draft and traded him to the Royals.

Keller, a sinkerballer, went 10-9 with a 4.68 ERA, a 111/57 K/BB ratio and just seven homers allowed in 130 2/3 innings in Double-A last year. Given his groundball tendencies, he really made more sense for the Reds in their park than the Royals in theirs. Still, he'll compete for a spot at the back of the rotation.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 09:47:00 AM

Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports Reds top prospect Nick Senzel will receive playing time at a variety of positions next year as the club determines his best fit with the big league squad.

One of the top 10 or so prospects in baseball, Senzel has played third base exclusively throughout his minor league career. He slashed .321/.391/.514 at the plate combined between Single-A and Double-A in 2017. The Reds' incumbent third baseman is Eugenio Suarez, who had a breakout season both with the bat and with the glove this year. If Senzel proves he can handle shortstop or second base it would relieve the team from having to move Suarez back to shortstop, a position he struggled with before moving to third base. Reds general manager Dick Williams mentioned that Senzel played shortstop and third base in college and played some second base in high school. He could also see time in the outfield in 2018.
Source: Reds.mlb.com
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 09:39:00 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News believes that the Reds and Padres could have interest in acquiring Jurickson Profar this offseason.

Grant notes that the Reds scouted Profar heavily while he was at Triple-A Round Rock, and A.J. Preller of the Padres has always had an interest in Profar. It looks increasingly likely that the club will try to move the talented 24-year-old this winter after he appeared in just 22 games with the big league club in 2017 and hit an anemic .172/.294/.207 in his 70 plate appearances.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 11:48:00 AM


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