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Reds | John Lamb good in first start

Tue, 03 May 2016 19:55:34 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb made his first start of the 2016 season Tuesday, May 3, against the San Francisco Giants and he was solid, allowing just one run in six innings. He also surrendered six hits, three walks and struck out four.

Fantasy Tip: Well, after a disappointing rookie year that saw him go 1-5 in 10 starts with a 5.80 ERA and 1.55 WHIP, Lamb couldn't ask for a better start to his sophomore campaign. He's worth a stab in the deepest leagues, as this is someone that comes with exceptional strikeout potential. In fact, he racked up 58 K's in 49 2/3 innings in 2015. Now that he's healthy, he'll get more run in the rotation with tonight's performance.

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Reds | Billy Hamilton leaves with thumb injury

Tue, 03 May 2016 19:08:22 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (thumb) exited the team's game Tuesday, May 3, against the San Francisco Giants because of a jammed left thumb. He's had issues with that same thumb dating back to when he made a spectacular catch on April 15.

Fantasy Tip: Hamilton has already missed games this season due to the thumb ailment, so this is certainly not good news as it pertains to his short-term outlook. In fact, he's now hurt his left thumb three different times this season, so it wouldn't be surprising if he were to land on the disabled list. If that is indeed the case, Adam Duvall and Tyler Holt would benefit.

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Reds | Tucker Barnhart to play a lot

Tue, 03 May 2016 16:29:56 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Tucker Barnhart "will play a lot" with C Devin Mesoraco (shoulder) possibly out for the rest of the year with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, according to manager Bryan Price. C Ramon Cabrera will serve as the backup, and C/3B Jordan Pacheco is the third backstop if a need arises. Barnhart, a switch-hitter, has improved his offensive game and has been hitting the ball hard this year.

Fantasy Tip: Barnhart has 14 hits in 47 at-bats (.298) this year after slashing .252/.324/.326 with three homers and 18 RBI in 242 at-bats in 2015. He's a second catcher option for those in two-catcher or NL-only leagues. He could be a decent short-term replacement if you own Mesoraco or d'Arnaud.

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Reds | Zack Cozart out Tuesday

Tue, 03 May 2016 13:22:38 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (knee) is not in the lineup once again Tuesday, May 3, against the San Francisco Giants. Cozart's replacement is SS Ivan De Jesus, who will hit second against Giants SP Jeff Samardzija.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart is likely day-to-day, so keep him stashed on your bench until the team activates him. As for DeJesus, he is mostly a slap hitter with limited power so you may want to look for another shortstop in daily leagues.

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Reds | Jon Moscot uncertain for Tuesday

Mon, 02 May 2016 23:36:12 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Jon Moscot (shoulder) is listed as the probable starter for Tuesday, May 3, against the San Francisco Giants. However, he was bothered by soreness in his left shoulder last time out, and the team will decide early in the day whether to let him pitch.

Fantasy Tip: Moscot is a risky fantasy play in both seasonal NL-only formats and DFS. It's a good idea to steer clear.

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Reds | Joey Votto powers up against old mate

Mon, 02 May 2016 23:35:30 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto, his former teammate, in a loss Monday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: Votto tied a season best with the three runs driven in. He has started to pick up the pace over the past nine games, driving in eight runs. However, he is still hitting just .231, and he has only four extra-base hits in 91 at-bats. Stick with him, though, as he is too valuable to consider dropping.

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Reds | Brandon Finnegan solid in no-decision

Mon, 02 May 2016 23:34:26 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Brandon Finnegan (hamstring) allowed three earned runs, six hits and three walks with four strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Monday, May 2, against the San Francisco Giants. He said after the outing that he hurt his hamstring in the third inning, but pitched through it. He said he thinks he'll be fine for his next scheduled start.

Fantasy Tip: From all indications it sounds like Finnegan just tweaked the hamstring, and the team removed him after six innings rather than have him push it. Still, it's something for fantasy owners to monitor going forward.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - C. Trent Rosecrans


Reds | Devin Mesoraco weighing options

Mon, 02 May 2016 21:46:24 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (shoulder) is weighing his options, including playing through a torn labrum. "I'm going to definitely have to get surgery at some point," Mesoraco said Monday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain if Mesoraco will be able to return anytime soon, but he should be reserved until he can officially return and prove his health in at least a handful of games without any setbacks.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Zach Buchanan


Reds | Homer Bailey shut down for 5-7 days

Mon, 02 May 2016 17:00:04 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (elbow) said he expects to be shut down for five to seven days.

Fantasy Tip: Bailey suffered a bit of a setback within the past week, so this probably pushes his return to the major leagues back a little bit further. Given his track record, he's worth stashing in just about all leagues, but with this latest news, owners shouldn't be surprised if his return is delayed until the summer months.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay


Reds | John Lamb might start Tuesday

Mon, 02 May 2016 16:42:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP John Lamb could start Tuesday, May 2, against the San Francisco Giants, in the opinion of John Fay. Manager Bryan Price hasn't yet discussed SPs Robert Stephenson or Cody Reed for the assignment.

Fantasy Tip: Jon Moscot was originally slated to make the start, but he's dealing with a shoulder ailment at the moment that should make him unavailable. While he showed some potential last year as a rookie, Lamb is a very unsafe option right now, given his glaring struggles this season at Class AAA Louisville. Stephenson would have the best outlook of the three, although that's not saying much.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay


Reds | Devin Mesoraco to DL with torn labrum

Mon, 02 May 2016 15:39:21 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco (shoulder) was placed on the disabled list with a torn labrum in his left shoulder Monday, May 2.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco can be replaced in all seasonal leagues, and while the good news is it isn't his throwing shoulder, the backstop is set to miss another season of action. Tucker Barnhart is a viable add in cavernous mixed, two-catcher and NL-only leagues given the abundance of at-bats he'll receive, especially since he is 13-for-43 to start the season. Still, he is a low-end backstop in all fantasy formats.

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Reds | Zack Cozart nursing tendinitis

Mon, 02 May 2016 13:03:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (knee) could have played against the San Francisco Giants Monday, May 2, but manager Bryan Price gave him the day off to deal with tendinitis in his right knee.

Fantasy Tip: Monitor Cozart's injury status over the next few days, and it isn't out of the question to make preparations for a replacement in case the injury lingers. However, it sounds like Cozart is just nursing a minor ailment. He is off to a strong start with 14 runs and a .347/.350/.533 slash line. Stay tuned for updates.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay


Reds | Devin Mesoraco not in lineup

Mon, 02 May 2016 11:40:41 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco remains out of the starting lineup Monday, May 2. C Tucker Barnhart is behind the plate and batting eighth against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto.

Fantasy Tip: Mesoraco is hitting .140/.218/.160 with one RBI in 50 at-bats and hasn't started since last Wednesday. It's time to start looking for other catching options in mixed leagues. Barnhart, on the other hand, is hitting .302 (13-for-43). However, he has only four career home runs and is nothing more than a low-end second catcher in two-catcher formats.

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Reds | Zack Cozart out of lineup

Mon, 02 May 2016 11:38:19 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (knee) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 2. SS Ivan De Jesus is starting at the 6 and is batting second against San Francisco Giants SP Johnny Cueto. Also, OF Billy Hamilton moves to the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Cozart's injury is perplexing because it's the same knee he had surgery on last year. Make plans to replace him in case he's out for an extended period. De Jesus has very little power or speed and is a weak daily option against Cueto. Hamilton is only useful for is speed and struggles to reach base consistently, but he gains some daily value in the move to the top of the order today.

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Reds | Joey Votto had terrible April

Mon, 02 May 2016 09:49:59 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto's .640 OPS in April was the worst full month of his career, and he was 0-for-19 at one point, which was his longest hitless streak of his career. He finished the month hitting .325 (9-for-25) but had a slash line of just .229/.327/.313 with two home runs and a double on the month. Votto said he would prefer to retire from the game rather than play at a poor level. He has eight years and $199 million left on his current deal.

Fantasy Tip: The retirement talk is a little overblown. Votto is off to a slow start, sure, but he's an elite hitter that should bounce back over the coming months. There is reason to have concerns, though, especially with a weak lineup around him. This would be a great time to try and buy low on Votto, but keep in mind that his runs and RBI opportunities will be limited on a rebuilding club.

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Cincinnati Reds Player News

Adleman Tim P
Allen Brandon 1B
Amador Renny P
Anderson Drew OF
Aramboles Ricardo P
Astin Barrett P
Atilano Luis SP
Bailey Homer SP
Barnhart Tucker C
Beale David SS
Belcher Jordan OF
Bell Trevor P
Bergman Sean P
Blandino Alex 3B
Bohorquez Carlos P
Borsa B.J. P
Brock Till P
Bruce Jay OF
Bruksch Jeff P
Buchholz Alex 2B
Burchett Jeremy P
Cabrera Daniel SP
Cabrera Ramon C
Chamblee Jim 3B
Chapman Travis 3B
Christensen McKay OF
Christiani Nick RP
Cingrani Tony SP
Cisco Drew P
Clarke Mitchell P
Cleveland Clay 1B
Cochran Tom P
Colmenares Cesar OF
Conley Evan SS
Constante Jacob P
Conway Dan C
Correa Jonathan P
Costanzo Mike 3B
Cotham Caleb P
Cozart Zack SS
Crabbe Tim P
Crawford Jonathon P
Cruz Arian P
Cruz Enrique SS
Cumberland Shaun OF
Curtis Jermaine INF
Danielson Sean OF
Davis Rookie SP
Davis Zachary SP
De Jesus Ivan 2B
De La Rosa Wilkin P
Delabar Steve RP
Delgado Jesus RP
Denham Dan P
Denove Chris C
DeSclafani Anthony SP
Devone Chris C
Diaz Jose P
Diaz Jumbo RP
Dillard Johnny P
Dixon Brandon 2B
Duncan Shelley OF
Duran Juan OF
Durango Luis OF
Duvall Adam 3B
Eckenstahler Eric P
Ervin Phillip OF
Esquer Tony C
Fajardo Carlos P
Feiner Korey C
Felt Mason P
Finnegan Brandon SP
Freeman Justin P
Frias Juan P
Garrett Amir P
Gelalich Jeff OF
Gentry Philip OF
Gilmartin Michael SS
Goetz Gregory P
Gonzalez Edgar G. RP
Gonzalez Rafael P
Good Andrew SP
Greene Brodie INF
Gressick Anthony P
Griffin David P
Gruler Christopher SP
Guillon Ismael P
Gumbs Angelo INF
Gunter Kevin P
Gutierrez Jesse 1B
Gutierrez Tonys OF
Guzman Joel 1B
Hale Darrick INF
Hamilton Billy OF
Harris Willie OF
Hayes Drew P
Holt Tyler OF
Honeycutt Harris P
Hoover J.J. RP
Hotchkiss Jordan P
Howard Nick P
Hyde Lee P
Iglesias Raisel SP
Iribarren Hernan 2B
Jeffords Raymond P
Johnson Stephen P
Johnson Todd P
Jones Daryl OF
Jukich Ben P
Keppel Bobby RP
Kershner Jason P
Klimesh Ben P
Klinker Matt P
Kroski Chris C
Lamb John SP
Lasso Yoni 2B
Lehr Justin SP
Lomasney Steve C
Lorenzen Michael SP
Lutz Donald OF
MacRae Scott P
Magill Matt SP
Mangini Matt INF
Marmolejo Jose P
Maron Cam C
Marquez Jeff SP
Mateo Hector 2B
Mather Joe OF
Mejias-Brean Seth 3B
Mella Keury P
Melville Tim P
Menchaca Brandon OF
Mesoraco Devin C
Miller Corky C
Mills Beau 3B
Mitchell Dakota P
Montano Luis SP
Morenko Brad P
Morris A.J. P
Moscot Jon SP
Neal Thomas OF
Ohlendorf Ross RP
Oliveras Alexis OF
Pacheco Jordan C
Parker Kyle OF
Parker Logan 1B
Patch Curtis RP
Paterson Joe RP
Peacock Brian C
Pelland Tyler P
Perales Daniel OF
Peraza Jose 2B
Perez Rossmel C
Phillips Brandon 2B
Phillips P.J. 2B
Ramirez J.C. P
Randall Scott P
Reckling Trevor SP
Reed Cody P
Reed Justin OF
Renda Tony 2B
Rhinehart Bill 1B
Rhoden Robert P
Robbins Jake P
Rodriguez Alfredo SS
Rodriguez Yorman OF
Rogers Chad P
Rose Brian P
Rowland-Smith Ryan SP
Sampson Keyvius SP
Sanchez Rafael 3B
Sanders Jared P
Sandoval Mayker 2B
Satin Josh 1B
Schebler Scott OF
Shackelford Kevin RP
Shearn Tom P
Silvestre Elvin P
Simon Alfredo SP
Skipworth Kyle C
Smit Alexander P
Smith Josh SP
Smith Kyle OF
Snowden Charles P
Snyder Earl 1B
Sparks Taylor INF
Stephenson Robert SP
Stephenson Tyler C
Stevens Jeff P
Straily Dan SP
Strait Cody OF
Suarez Eugenio SS
Szymanski B.J. OF
Tabor Lee P
Talamantez David P
Tanner Clayton SP
Texeira Kanekoa P
Travieso Nick P
Trepkowski Matt P
Triunfel Carlos SS
Tuttle Daniel P
Valenzuela Sergio P
Veras Jose G. P
Villarreal Pedro P
Vinyard Jeremy P
Votto Joey 1B
Waldrop Kyle OF
Wallach Chad C
Weems Richard C
White Chris P
Wideman Jordan C
Wilson Joseph P
Wilson Mike OF
Winker Jesse OF
Wood Blake RP
Wright Ryan 2B
Yarbrough Brandon C
Zapp A.J. 1B

Bavasi Bill TO
Bell Jay TO
Berry Mark TO
Browning Tom TO
Davis Jody TO
DeShields Delino TO
Jaramillo Tony TO
Jenkins Mack TO
Jocketty Walt TO
Long Don TO
Ortegon Ronnie TO
Pico Jeff PC
Piniella Lou TO
Price Bryan MAN
Riggins Mark PC
Riggleman Jim TO
Speier Chris TO
Towers Kevin TO
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