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David Bell facing difficult outfield decisions Reds manager David Bell has great corner outfield depth, but he doesn't have a regular center fielder. Determining who will get to play where and sorting out the logjam should be a challenge for Bell in his first season as a skipper in the big leagues.

Yasiel Puig ready to thrive in Cincy New Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig has been in camp for about a week, often hitting on his own on the backfields. With the first full-squad workout taking place on Monday, Puig was able to warm up, throw and hit with his teammates. Puig, acquired in December's seven-player trade with the Dodgers, clearly enjoys his new club.

2019 MLB Spring Training battles to watch Stars might put fans in the seats, but baseball is a sport that rewards the most complete clubs. That's what makes Spring Training more than a series of exhibitions; big league jobs are on the line, and they could end up having a major impact on the season-end standings.

The Cincinnati Reds are still rebuilding, they're just making it more fun Matt Kemp has had a phenomenal career, and while there may not be a ton left in his tank, there should still be some mighty dingers, and he, too, is a Red for now. Alex Wood looks on paper to be the best left-handed starter the Reds have had in their fold for years.

Cincinnati Reds: Deal for Derek Dietrich opens up a lot of possibilities This opens up a lot of possibilities for the Reds…

Nick Senzel is the favorite to win Reds center field job Nick Senzel is the Cincinnati Reds top prospect. In his Minor League career he's played second base and third base. Last season he played in one game at shortstop, too. Where he hasn't played is center field. At least in games.

The Cincinnati Reds sign INF Derek Dietrich The Cincinnati Reds made an intriguing signing today as the inked Derek Dietrich to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was the first to report the deal. For his career, Dietrich is an above-average Major League hitter.

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Reds sign IF/OF Derek Dietrich Dietrich has been a free-agent after spending his entire 6-year career with the Marlins up to this point. He hit.265/.330/.421 with 16 homers in 551 plate appearances last season, and defensively, saw time in LF, RF, 1B, 2B, and 3B. Most importantly.

Report: Reds sign Derek Dietrich to minor league deal The Cincinnati Reds have signed utility infielder Derek Dietrich to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. First reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Dietrich is a left-handed batter. He can play anywhere in the infield except for shortstop.

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Reds To Sign Derek Dietrich The Reds have reached an agreement on a minor league contract with free-agent infielder Derek Dietrich, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. He'll be in Major League camp and compete for a roster spot. The contract, according to Rosenthal, has a base salary north of $2MM if Dietrich makes the big league roster.

Spring Training begins this week, and the Reds' roster won't include Billy Hamilton or Matt Harvey I have been following the Cincinnati Reds since before the World Series Champion teams of '75 and '76, and I don't think I've ever known when Spring Training was starting. I'm not that dude; if I'm into the team, I'm into the games, but I don't get all deep into it beyond that.

Derek Dietrich has Minor League deal with Reds The Reds have agreed to a Minor League contract with utilityman Derek Dietrich, according to a report by MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal on Monday. The deal includes a Spring Training invite and would be worth at least $2 million if Dietrich is in the Majors, Rosenthal tweeted.

The Top 10 Cincinnati Reds of All-Time As a catcher Bench was the greatest to ever play the game. He's second all-time in home runs, third in RBIs and fourth in runs. People forget about the surgery he had after the 1972 season and how it affected the rest of his career. How can you not be number one when you played the toughest position in baseball better than anybody ever did?

The Cincinnati Reds Are Contenders After coming off a 67-95 season and their 5th straight losing season, the Cincinnati Reds have made big strides this off-season in becoming a contender in the very competitive NL Central.

Cincinnati Reds: Matt Kemp should be traded before Opening Day 1 prospect Nick Senzel getting the opportunity to win the center field job, suddenly the club is faced with a potential surplus of corner outfielders. Currently, the Reds 40-man roster features only one player, Jose Siri, who is a natural center fielder.

Cincinnati Reds Top Prospects: Ryan Lillie The Cincinnati Reds acquired right-handed pitcher Ryan Lillie in early October of 2018. While still in the penalty box when it comes to signing international players, the Reds traded some of their pool cap allotment to the Miami Marlins for Lillie. When the season began for Ryan Lillie, it began in the South Atlantic League with Greensboro.

Reason for optimism for each MLB team On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. You've read a lot about teams being all-in for 2019 and also about some teams rebuilding. Here's what's also true: When players and coaches get to work in Florida and Arizona, optimism is infectious.

Connor Joe doing catching drills with Reds Utility player and Rule 5 selection Connor Joe has been working with the catchers since Reds Spring Training opened. Joe has caught bullpens and performed all the catching drills. What makes that a little more interesting is that Joe has never caught a game professionally.

Reds, MLB to have a pitch clock in spring training The Cincinnati Reds, and the rest of Major League Baseball, will be getting a pitch clock this spring. Rob Manfred, the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, noted that today. Jeff Passan was the first to report this. Baseball has been trying to find a way to increase the action, or downtime in games for a few years.

Joey Votto looking to improve at plate in 2019 Even before the Reds underscored their determination to improve by making major offseason acquisitions for the club, first baseman Joey Votto was already working to improve his hitting and his overall game. "I'm ready to work. I'm excited," Votto said on Sunday as he reported to Spring Training with the other position players.

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