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County goes DIY route to fix Reds stadium seats

Ohio's Hamilton County has adopted a do-it-yourself approach to fix stadium seats in the Great American Ball Park that are unexpectedly falling apart. Facing repair costs as high as $5 million, the county hired a local firm to design new seat molds, found a plastics company to make the backs ...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos throws to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of an interleague baseball game in Baltimore. The Miami Marlins have acquired right-hander Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds for pitching prospect Anthony DeSclafani and catcher Chad Wallach, their second big deal in less than 12 hours, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Old-style swaps dominate MLB winter meetings

Baseball's winter meetings ended with an old-style spurt of swaps, with All-Stars switching teams at a rapid pace and executives scrambling to fill roster voids. Alfredo Simon, Dee Gordon, Yoenis Cespedes, Miguel Montero, Jeff Samardzija, Brandon Moss, Dan Haren and Howie Kendrick were among the All-Stars dealt by the time ...

MLB Winter Meetings Things to Know

Some things to know from Major League Baseball's winter meetings, which wrapped up on Thursday: FINISH WITH A FLOURISH The winter meetings ended with a flurry of big deals that realigned the stars. Hours after late night deals sent All-Star Howie Kendrick across Los Angeles from the Angels to Dodgers ...

FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Detroit. The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for pitcher Rick Porcello, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. Right-handed pitching prospect Alex Wilson also will go to Detroit as part of the trade, the person said Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Red Sox, Tigers agree to Cespedes-Porcello swap

Less than five months after acquiring Yoenis Cespedes as part of a big deadline deal, the Boston Red Sox traded the slugging outfielder to help bolster their rotation. The Detroit Tigers were happy to take him. Boston sent Cespedes to the Tigers on Thursday for right-hander Rick Porcello in a ...

Tigers obtain RHP Alfredo Simon from Reds

It's a good thing Dave Dombrowski and Walt Jocketty didn't remain in their suites with those shiny "Do Not Disturb" signs on their doors. The two old friends might never have known they had rooms right across the hall at baseball's winter meetings. The two pals made a trade Thursday ...

Marlins acquire Latos from Reds

The Miami Marlins are serious about contending in the NL East. If signing slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a massive contract last month wasn't proof enough, a late flurry at the winter meetings sure made it clear. Miami acquired right-hander Mat Latos from the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday morning for pitching ...

CINCINNATI, OH - AUGUST 27: Mat Latos #55 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the first inning of the game against the Chicago Cubs at Great American Ball Park on August 27, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Hal: Jocketty’s work far from finished

Raise your hand if you have heard of these baseball players: Anthony DeSclafani, Chris Wallach, Jonathan Crawford, Eugenio Suarez. And all relatives of the above players can put down their hands. That’s cheating. Those are the players the Cincinnati Reds received Thursday in trades for starting pitchers Mat Latos and ...

Reds trade pair of starting pitchers

The Reds today traded two members of their starting pitching rotation. Mat Latos was sent to the Miami Marlins and Alredo Simon was shipped to the Detroit Tigers. For Latos, the Reds acquired pitcher Anthony DeSclafani and catcher Chad Wallach. In return for Simon, the Reds received pitcher Jonathon Crawford ...

Agent Scott Boras talks during a news conference in the lobby of a hotel at the Major League Baseball winter meetings Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Scherzer could be seeking more than Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw is considered the top pitcher in baseball, with three Cy Young Awards in four years for the Los Angeles Dodgers, an NL Most Valuable Player award and a $215 million, seven-year contract. Max Scherzer may be seeking an even bigger deal as his talks on the free-agent market ...

2015 All-Star Game front and center at RedsFest

The 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game still is more than seven months away, but the hype will reach another gear this weekend. The game and its related activities, including MLB Fan Fest, will be featured at the Cincinnati Reds annual RedsFest event Friday from 3 to 10:30 p.m. and ...

Cincinnati Reds' Zack Cozart (2) Devin Mesoraco, center, and Billy hamilton celebrate during the eleventh inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Saturday, June 28, 2014, in San Francisco.  Cozart and Mesoraco scored on a Chris Heisy triple. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)

Hal: Heisey had his chances with Reds

The Cincinnati Reds wanted Chris Heisey to succeed. The fan base wanted Chris Heisey to succeed. Chris Heisey wanted Chris Heisey to succeed. Heisey had more opportunities than a Harvard graduate has to land a job with a law firm. Unfortunately for all concerned, he didn’t succeed. It didn’t work. ...

Hunter returns to Twins; Medlen, Beachy let go

Torii Hunter is returning to the Minnesota Twins, and injured Atlanta pitchers Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy were among 32 players tossed into the free-agent market Tuesday along with San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera and New York Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. Hunter agreed to a $10.5 million, one-year contract ...

Dodgers acquire OF Heisey in trade with Reds

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired outfielder Chris Heisey in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds. Heisey, who turns 30 this month, hit .222 with eight homers and 22 RBIs in 119 games last season. He was picked by Cincinnati in the 17th round of the 2006 draft and made ...

Jocketty adds to front-office staff

Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty announced Tuesday the hirings of longtime baseball executive Kevin Towers as Special Assistant/Personnel and longtime scout Jeff Schugel as Special Assistant/Pro Scout.Towers, 53, has spent the last four years as the GM of the Arizona Diamondbacks. He has 18 years experience as a GM, including ...

Cincinnati Reds' Jay Bruce hits a single off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher John Lannan to drive in two runs in the second inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Report: Reds’ Bruce could be on the block

The Cincinnati Reds have engaged in preliminary discussions on deals involving two-time All-Star right fielder Jay Bruce, major league sources told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. A trade of Bruce for more cost-effective talent would be a major step toward retooling with a lower payroll in 2015, the thinking goes. ...

RedsFest tickets on sale

Staff ReportTickets are sale for FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC Bank are on sale.The annual event will take place from 3 to 10:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati.More than 50 current players and coaches, ...

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Riggleman named Reds third base coach

Staff Report The Cincinnati Reds on Monday named Jim Riggleman as the team’s new third base coach. Riggleman, 62, was the manager for the Reds’ Class AAA team in Louisville the last two seasons. He has been a manager, coach or instructor in pro baseball since 1981, including all or ...

Reds exercise option on Cueto, decline on two others

Staff ReportThe Reds on Thursday announced they have exercised their 2015 option on ace Johnny Cueto’s contract but declined the option on infielder Jack Hanahan and outfielder Ryan Ludwick.Cueto, who will make $10 million in 2015, went 20-9 with a 2.25 ERA last season. The right-hander led the National League ...

Reds third-base coach will not return

Staff ReportThe Reds announced Monday night that third-base coach Steve Smith will not return for the 2015 season.Smith drew the ire of fans this past season when the Reds had 28 runners thrown out at home plate on non-force plays, the most in major league baseball.The rest of manager Bryan ...

Hal: The last word on Derek Jeter - Reds style

Now that the Derek Jeter Traveling Baseball Sideshow is over it is time to repeat the story of how the Cincinnati Reds could have drafted Jeter but didn’t.

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