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Reds sign NSW U25’s pitcher


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Always good to see the scouts picking up more left handed pitching for the Reds.

Originally posted on The AustralianBaseballDigest:

Travis McDonald with Reds scout Matt Everingham

Travis McDonald with Reds scout Matt Everingham

There would be those who would say that it was only a matter of time before lefty Travis McDonald was signed to a pro contract.   He has been in the sights of the scouts since his first appearance at the MLBAAP academy as a 16yr old.  He’s tall and throws from the left and has a good variety of pitches.   As one prominent scout in Australia once said “if they are left handed and they have a pulse then we are interested in them” so it stands to reason that he was heavily scouted.

Pitching for the Trojans [UALR]

Pitching for the Trojans [UALR]

Despite generating considerable interest from MLB clubs as a junior with NSW and as a member of the Australian Team that won a silver medal in 2010 Travis went the college route playing in 2010 & 2011 for Central Arizona [Josh Spence's old…

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#Reds Mat Latos vs. #Pirates Jeff Locke 07.11.2014


Cincinnati Reds are looking for RHP Mat Latos to come up big in the game vs. Pittsburgh Pirates tonight. Reds have been suffering from even more injuries lately and really need a push of good luck before the All-Star break.

Pirates vs Reds

Mat Latos 55 | P
2 – 1 ERA 2.41

Jeff Locke 49 | P
2 – 1 ERA 3.08

Welcome to the game Heisey! #Reds


Cincinnati Reds Chris Heisey made a great catch to start the game today!

Heisey’s leaping catch

CHC@CIN: Heisey makes impressive catch to start game

Reds | Alex Blandino signed


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More on Blandino signing.

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The Cincinnati Reds have signed first-round draft choice 3B Alex Blandino. He received a $1.788 …

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#Reds lose 4-3 (Photos and Highlights)


Reds fall on walk-off walk to end marathon series
Tony Cingrani walked Russell Martin with the bases loaded in the 12th inning as the Reds lost, 4-3, to the Pirates on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.
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Martin’s walk-off walk caps extra-inning battle
Three innings after Jason Grilli surrendered a game-tying ninth-inning homer, Russell Martin walked with two outs and the bases loaded to give the Bucs a 4-3 win over the Reds on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park. Source


Patiently waiting: Martin takes for team
In the 12th inning of a game delayed by rain and kept alive by Devin Mesoraco’s homer in the ninth, Russell Martin drew a bases-loaded walk to send the Pirates home winners. Jeff Locke is still winless despite a quality start, and Gregory Polanco extended his hit streak to nine. Source


Hughes starts a rundown
CIN@PIT: Hughes starts a 1-4-3 inning-ending rundown
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Sanchez advances to second
CIN@PIT: Sanchez advancement by balk leads to run
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Barmes scores on a balk
CIN@PIT: Barmes crosses dish on a balk for first run
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Hamilton steals third
CIN@PIT: Hamilton steals his 29th base of the season
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Barmes’ nice play
CIN@PIT: Barmes charges grounder and fires for out
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Bruce’s sac fly
CIN@PIT: Bruce knocks in Votto on a sacrifice fly
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Polanco extends streak with Bucs
CIN@PIT: Polanco extends hitting streak to nine games
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Mesoraco’s fine defense
CIN@PIT: Mesoraco fields a bunt and fires to second
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Marte’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Marte hits an RBI single to tie the game
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McCutchen’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: McCutchen smacks an RBI single for 3-2 lead
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Marte’s heads-up throw
CIN@PIT: Marte throws out Frazier trying for second
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Frazier’s nice play
CIN@PIT: Frazier makes nice play on grounder to third
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Phillips’ leaping catch
CIN@PIT: Phillips makes a leaping grab to get the out
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LeCure works out of a jam
CIN@PIT: LeCure gets Reds out of bases-loaded jam
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Harrison’s barehanded play
CIN@PIT: Harrison makes a barehanded grab on grounder
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Hamilton’s sliding catch
CIN@PIT: Hamilton slides to make an outstanding catch
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Mesoraco picks off Barmes
CIN@PIT: Mesoraco picks off Barmes at second base
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Mesoraco’s game-tying homer
CIN@PIT: Mesoraco hammers game-tying homer in the 9th
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Hamilton’s outstanding catch
CIN@PIT: Hamilton makes leaping grab against the wall
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Martin’s walk-off walk
CIN@PIT: Martin walks off Bucs with bases-loaded walk
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Reds fall on walk-off walk to end marathon series


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That was a tough loss.

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Tony Cingrani walked Russell Martin with the bases loaded in the 12th inning as the Reds lost, 4-3, to the Pirates on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.

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Reds sign first-round pick Blandino


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Alex Blandino signs with the Reds.

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The Reds have reached agreement with Alex Blandino, their second selection in the first round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, according to MLB.com’s Jim Callis.

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MLB unveils Puerto Rico Summer League


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More on the Puerto Rico Summer League.

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Now there’s yet another way to find baseball talent in the Caribbean. Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced the creation of a brand new Puerto Rico Summer League, which began its inaugural season June 3.

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MLB, the MLBPA announce the creation of the Puerto Rico Summer League


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Should be interesting.

Originally posted on HardballTalk:

As far as the development of amateur baseball talent goes, Puerto Rico is caught in a weird no-man’s land.

Players from Puerto Rico are subject to the Major League draft, which, kills the incentive for teams and scouts to go there and develop teenage talent like they do in the Dominican Republic or Venezuela. I mean, why develop a kid if some other team can draft them?  At the same time, there is not enough wealth in Puerto Rico to support the sort of talent development which now rules in the United States and Canada (i.e. expensive youth leagues). Since the imposition of the draft in Puerto Rico in 1990, the once rich vein of talent heading from there to the big leagues has all but dried up.

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Diamondbacks | Didi Gregorius moving around?


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Didi playing everywhere!

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Arizona Diamondbacks SS Didi Gregorius has taken some balls in center field and could be …

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