Latest Joey Votto News

LEADING OFF: A's choose Manaea, Rays start Morton in WC game

Oct. 2, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: THAT'S WILD Oakland tabbed left-hander Sean Manaea (4-0, 1.21 ERA) to start the AL wild-card game against Tampa Bay. The 27-year-old Manaea was sidelined last year when the Athletics lost the wild-card game to the Yankees, and missed most of this season...

Reds fire hitting coach Turner Ward after 1 season

Oct. 1, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have fired hitting coach Turner Ward after one season. President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams announced Ward's dismissal Tuesday. Ward was hired as part of first-year manager David Bell's staff last offseason after three years as hitting coach with the Los...

Reds take only small steps in 6th straight losing season

Sep. 30, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — The bases were loaded and the 27,774 fans were on their feet begging for a hit that would allow retiring broadcaster Marty Brennaman to proclaim one final, glorious time: "This one belongs to the Reds!" It never happened. Jose Peraza flied out routinely to end the eighth-inning rally,...

Mets stumble in their playoff push with 3-2 loss to Reds

Sep. 21, 2019 10:25 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Todd Frazier called it a "bonehead mistake." He should know. He made it. The third baseman hesitated on what he thought might be a foul ball, allowing Aristides Aquino to beat out a bases-loaded infield hit that drove in the Cincinnati Reds' first run in the New York Mets' critical 3-2...

Cubs lose 4-2 to Gray, Reds

Sep. 18, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs had been scoring in bunches lately. Then Sonny Gray took the mound for the Cincinnati Reds. The Cubs were shut down by Gray and two relievers Tuesday night, falling 4-2 to the Reds in a loss that hurt their playoff positioning. Chicago had won five in a row, outscoring its...

Schwarber homers as Cubs beat Reds 8-2

Sep. 17, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Playing without Anthony Rizzo, the Chicago Cubs turned to Kyle Schwarber. And Nicholas Castellanos. And Alec Mills. It seemed like everyone helped out. Schwarber hit a three-run homer and made a diving catch in left field, and the Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 on Monday night for their...

Reds INF VanMeter departs due to family medical issue

Sep. 16, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Josh VanMeter has left Cincinnati's game against the Chicago Cubs because of a family medical issue. VanMeter was replaced by a pinch hitter in the fourth inning Monday night. The 24-year-old rookie lined to center in the second in his only at-bat. VanMeter is batting .242 with eight homers...

Diamondbacks snap 6-game skid with 1-0 win over Reds

Sep. 15, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nick Ahmed smacked the ball down the left-field line and was running hard from the moment he left the batter's box. When Cincinnati's Josh VanMeter slightly misplayed the ball in the corner, the Arizona shortstop accelerated around second and slid into third with a triple. He would be the...

Votto, VanMeter go deep, Reds beat sinking Diamondbacks 4-3

Sep. 14, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joey Votto turned 36 years old earlier this week and has battled a bad back that sent him to the injured list for a decent chunk of August. But if age is starting to catch up with him, it's hard to tell. Votto and Josh VanMeter both hit two-run homers, Luis Castillo pitched five solid...