As he got comfortable on his first day in Reds camp as a non-roster player since signing a Minor League contract, Ryan Raburn had a firm grasp on why he was brought in to compete for a spot.
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When he was at home during the offseason, Reds pitcher Cody Reed could tell people were a little uncomfortable asking him about his rough first big league experience in 2016. So with a dash of self-deprecation, Reed let people know it was OK.
To mark Presidents Day on Monday, MLB.com asked Reds president Dick Williams to convey three main messages to Reds fans going into the 2017 season.
For the first time in his professional career, Reds outfielder Desmond Jennings found himself with a new organization.
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Manager Bryan Price's club was thin with veteran bench candidates until adding Desmond Jennings last week and Ryan Raburn on Friday. Both have Minor League deals with invites to camp, and both are expected to arrive on Sunday. Otherwise, the battles are wide open for Cincinnati's remaining spots.
Nick Travieso would like nothing more than to be among the fleet of young Reds pitchers to show what they have from the mound this spring. But Travieso is behind schedule, slightly, because of a shoulder issue.
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Even though he pronounced his shoulder to be 100 percent again, it would appear that Raisel Iglesias' days of being a starting pitcher are behind him. The bullpen is his home. "I love it. I like to be out there," he said. "I feel comfortable in the bullpen. I feel like I can give it 100 percent there every time. I think that's my role, I love it."
The Reds moved to add more bench depth when they agreed to terms with veteran outfielder/infielder Ryan Raburn on a Minor League contract. Raburn, who joined big league camp as a non-roster player on Sunday once he passed his physical, will earn a $900,000 base salary if he makes the team.
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Can prospect Jesse Winker wedge his way on to the Reds roster amid a crowded outfield? Even if the odds look longer on paper, manager Bryan Price doesn't rule him out. Price wants Winker to compete hard for a spot.
A former MVP, one of the game's best hitters and at 33 years old, Reds first baseman Joey Votto is one of the club's longest-tenured players. Votto realizes that might prompt a fleet of younger, newer teammates to feel like they need to give him deferential treatment. Votto doesn't want that.
Reds shortstop Zack Cozart knows from the first day of camp in 2017, he is in the same unsettled situation former right fielder Jay Bruce was in during 2016. Cozart, who can be a free agent after this season, could be traded at any time by his rebuilding club.
When Bronson Arroyo took the mound for his bullpen session Wednesday, many of the Reds coaches, manager Bryan Price and the front office watching him were familiar faces. After all, Arroyo pitched for the Reds from 2006-13 and won 105 games for the team.
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The eight big league starts Robert Stephenson made for the Reds last season, especially the six in September, were not wasted opportunities, even though the right-hander often struggled.
Reds right-hander Scott Feldman to return to starting games, and he's ready to take on a leadership role with his new team, as well.
The routine stretching, warm-up exercises, drills and the unmistakable pops of catcher's gloves receiving pitches in the bullpen. It must be the start of Spring Training workouts. Reds pitchers and catchers held their first formal workout on Tuesday, and while camp will have all the familiar nuances, manager Bryan Price also wants to mix things up.
For the first time since 2006, someone besides Brandon Phillips will be the Opening Day second baseman for the Reds. On Monday, as the club opened Spring Training, manager Bryan Price took the mystery out of who would be replacing Phillips.
The Reds have claimed right-handed pitcher Nefi Ogando off waivers from the Pirates, while simultaneously placing fellow right-hander Homer Bailey on the 60-day disabled list.
What kind of player are the Braves getting in Brandon Phillips? One who is not only coming off a strong season, but a leader and someone who can make an impact on many levels.
Following three major surgeries in two years, Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has put in the rehabilitation and all of the work to this point to get himself ready for Spring Training. However, Mesoraco didn't want to just talk-the-talk anymore, he also wanted to walk-the-walk.
Reds right-hander Homer Bailey's latest elbow surgery last week, an arthroscopic procedure to remove bone chips, has him hopeful that his injury woes might finally be behind him. But Bailey also knows his own recent history all too well.
Even if they are not viewed as potential contenders for 2017, the Reds would be very pleased to move out of the rebuilding phase and become a team that is more competitive for the upcoming season.
Brandon Phillips' previous refusals to waive his no-trade rights both this winter and the previous one left Reds general manager Dick Williams with little hope of moving the team's longtime second baseman. But it happened on Sunday, when the Reds sent Phillips and cash to the Braves for two Minor League pitchers.
With Spring Training fast approaching, MLB.com takes a look at a different aspect of this year's Reds squad each day this week. Today's topic: Predicting the 25-man roster.
The Reds completed a deal to add bench depth Thursday, agreeing to terms with veteran outfielder Desmond Jennings on a Minor League contract with a Major League Spring Training invite.
When a team like the Reds is trying to finish a rebuild and become more competitive, the definition of what might be viewed as a perfect season requires more nuance and realism than just saying "World Series or bust."
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The Reds will have four players, including three from their 40-man roster, representing their countries in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
It's been nearly 63 years since Chuck Harmon made history for the Reds as their first African-American player. Time has not diminished what he has meant to Cincinnati, and the club continues to embrace and honor Harmon's legacy.