Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:49:51 -0800
The Cincinnati Reds non-tendered OFs Xavier Paul and Derrick Robinson.
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:04:04 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Xavier Paul (arm) could return to the lineup Wednesday, July 10, according to manager Dusty Baker. "He'll probably be back hopefully on Wednesday," Baker said. "He's able to pinch-hit [Monday]."
Sun, 07 Jul 2013 12:13:49 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Xavier Paul (shoulder) suffered a sore right shoulder after running into the wall in foul territory Friday, July 5, against the Seattle Mariners. He did not play Saturday, July 6, and was not in the starting lineup Sunday, July 7.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:00:14 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds activated OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 25, and optioned OF Donald Lutz to the minors in a corresponding move. Also, INF Henry X. Rodriguez was called up.
Fantasy Tip: Heisey will likely go back to some sort of platoon role in left field, probably with some combination of Xavier Paul and Derrick Robinson. Heisey should be owned in all NL leagues, but should only be considered in deep mixed formats with deep outfield arrangements.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:37:51 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) went 2-for-4 with Triple-A Louisville Monday, June 17, and will play again for Louisville Wednesday, June 19.
Fantasy Tip: Heisey seems close to returning to the Reds, which will likely mean Donald Lutz will be sent back to the minors. Heisey could split left field duties with Xavier Paul when he comes back. Because Heisey likely won't play every day when he's back, he's more of an NL-only commodity.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:05:42 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) will throw on the field Friday, June 14, for the first time since his April shoulder surgery. He said he thinks he's about two months away from returning.
Fantasy Tip: Chris Heisey or Billy Hamilton later this summer, but he'd be an upgrade over Cincy's current left-field timeshare between Xavier Paul and Derrick Robinson.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:05:06 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville Friday, June 7, and he'll play through the weekend, at least.
Fantasy Tip: Heisey is expected to at least be part of a platoon in left field when he returns. Xavier Paul will lose his temporary value in NL-only leagues as a result.
Wed, 22 May 2013 10:44:51 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) continues to work with physical therapists in Cincinnati following the aggravation of his strained right hamstring on May 13. He's able to jog at about 80 percent effort, according to team trainer Paul Lessard.
Fantasy Tip: It still sounds as if Heisey is several days or more from resuming a rehab assignment, so his absence will surely extend into June. Xavier Paul and Zach Lutz will remain NL-only options in the meantime.
Thu, 16 May 2013 15:39:17 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey's (hamstring) hamstring setback isn't severe, but he won't be back any time soon. Heisey won't return until at least the team's next homestand, at the earliest.
Fantasy Tip: Xavier Paul has been starting in left field with Heisey out, and he'll continue to benefit from his absence. Donald Lutz, who was recalled when Heisey was initially injured, has been the first bat off the bench. Paul is an NL-only commodity, at best.
Tue, 14 May 2013 14:01:44 -0700
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) re-strained his hamstring and has been taken off his rehab assignment. He will return to Cincinnati to be re-evaluated, and the team doesn't know how serious his injury is.
Fantasy Tip: Xavier Paul and Donald Lutz will continue to benefit from Heisey being out a little longer. Both Paul and Lutz should be left for cavernous NL-only leagues.