Cincinnati Reds Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Amir Garrett did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Saturday. Garrett struck out one, ending the game with a 2.12 ERA and 1.01 WHIP on the season.
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News: Michael Lorenzen improved to 1-0, allowing two hits over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Saturday. Lorenzen did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 1.33 WHIP on the season.
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News: Jared Hughes recorded his third save, allowing no runs on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Saturday. Hughes did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.19 ERA and 0.96 WHIP on the season.
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News: Jose Peraza went 1 for 4 with an RBI Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds topped the Colorado Rockies 6-5. Peraza scored once. He ended the game with a .243 batting average.
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News: David Hernandez allowed one run on one hit in 1.0 inning as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Saturday. Hernandez struck out one, ending the game with a 2.81 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
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News: Tyler Mahle allowed four runs on six hits and four walks in 5.0 innings as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Colorado Rockies 6-5 on Saturday. Mahle struck out four, ending the game with a 4.76 ERA and 1.41 WHIP on the season.
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News: Adam Duvall went 0 for 4 Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds topped the Colorado Rockies 6-5. He ended the game with a .172 batting average.
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News: Scott Schebler went 1 for 2 Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5. Schebler scored once. He ended the game with a .254 batting average.
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News: Tony Cruz went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds topped the Colorado Rockies 6-5. The homer was his first of the season. He ended the game with a .154 batting average.
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News: Scooter Gennett went 5 for 5 with a home run and an RBI Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Colorado Rockies 6-5. The homer was his 10th of the season. He ended the game with a .337 batting average.
Impact: It marked the second time in Gennett's career that he collected five hits, previously accomplishing the feat against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 6, 2017.
News: Brandon Dixon went 0 for 2 Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds topped the Colorado Rockies 6-5. Dixon scored once. He ended the game with a .300 batting average.
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News: Alex Blandino went 0 for 1 Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds topped the Colorado Rockies 6-5. He ended the game with a .275 batting average.
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News: Billy Hamilton went 1 for 4 with a triple and an RBI Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds topped the Colorado Rockies 6-5. Hamilton scored once. He ended the game with a .201 batting average.
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News: Eugenio Suarez went 0 for 4 Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds topped the Colorado Rockies 6-5. He ended the game with a .280 batting average.
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News: Joey Votto went 1 for 4 Saturday as the Cincinnati Reds topped the Colorado Rockies 6-5. He ended the game with a .279 batting average.
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News: Gennett went 5-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Rockies.
Impact: His first-inning shot off Tyler Anderson gave Gennett his 10th homer of the year, but despite his offensive fireworks, his most important play of the night came with his glove, when he grabbed David Dahl's line drive and doubled Carlos Gonzalez off second base in the ninth inning to end the game. The second baseman continues to amaze, and he now carries a stunning .337/.374/.554 slash line on the season.
News: Hughes gave up two hits and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to record his third save of the season in a 6-5 win over the Rockies.
Impact: Scooter Gennett bailed him out with a great defensive play, snatching David Dahl's screaming liner out of the air and doubling Carlos Gonzalez off second base to end the game, otherwise Hughes would have been saddled with his first blown save since Raisel Iglesias (bicep) landed on the disabled list. Hughes still sports a 1.19 ERA and 22:7 K:BB in 30.1 innings on the season, but with Iglesias not expected to miss much more time, the 32-year-old should soon return to a setup role he might be better equipped to handle.
News: Mahle didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 6-5 win over the Rockies, allowing four runs on six hits and four walks over five innings while striking out four.
Impact: The right-hander threw 58 of 102 pitches for strikes while tying his season high in free passes. Mahle has had a tough May, delivering only one quality start in five outings with a 5.33 ERA and 18:11 K:BB through 25.1 innings, but he'll get a chance to begin June on a much better note in Friday's road start against the Padres.
News: Barnhart is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.
Impact: Tony Cruz will step in to catch for starter Tyler Mahle in the second game of the series. Barnhart provides most of his value to the Reds behind the plate, but he's made real strides with the bat over the past couple seasons. The 27-year-old is hitting .323/.371/.477 in May and his season triple-slash numbers are up slightly across the board from a year ago.
News: Schebler is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.
Impact: Interim manager Jim Riggleman has loaded his lineup with mostly right-handed bats, with Adam Duvall and Brandon Dixon in the corners. Schebler had a nice month of April but he's taken a big step back in May (.200/.288/.314) and he's not quite an everyday player as the Reds continue to rotate their outfielders.
News: Winker is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rockies.
Impact: The 24-year-old will take as seat as interim manager Jim Riggleman goes with Adam Duvall and Brandon Dixon in the outfield corners against lefty Tyler Anderson. Winker is just 4-for-32 against left-handed pitching so far this season.
News: Hernandez recorded the first two outs of the seventh inning in Thursday's win over the Pirates.
Impact: Hernandez's past closing experience put him on the short list of possible replacements for Raisel Iglesias (left biceps) in the ninth inning. However, it seems Jared Hughes is the preferred option at the moment, as he worked the ninth inning in a tie game at home Wednesday and then got the save Thursday. Thus Hernandez's appeal remains limited mostly to NL-only and leagues that count holds.
News: Senzel (vertigo) is making progress at the Reds' extended spring training facility in Goodyear, Arizona, taking batting practice and fielding ground balls without incident, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.
Impact: The next step for Senzel will be to play in extended spring training games. The Reds haven't indicated whether Senzel will need to go on a rehab assignment at lower minor-league levels before reporting back to Triple-A Louisville. This has pushed back any possible promotion to the majors, however. Chances are the Reds won't call him up until late summer, barring another injury to Eugenio Suarez.
News: Floro has pitched well as a long reliever for the Reds since his promotion from Triple-A Louisville, posting a 1.80 ERA over 20 innings, along with an 18:5 K:BB ratio.
Impact: Floro has managed to avoid the long ball so far, and he also has a 84.6 percent strand rate, which likely means that this performance level is unsustainable. But he's at least provided some stability in a difficult role, as his workload is pretty scattershot. Often his appearances are four-to-five days apart.
News: Garrett is still in the mix to get saves, albeit more likely in situations such as it was Thursday, when he came into the game in the seventh inning, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.
Impact: Manager Jim Riggleman said he's using matchups to determine the role, rather than just designating a closer during Raisel Iglesias's absence. That was the case Thursday, when the Pirates had three lefties due up to start the ninth. Garrett retired one batter but then allowed a two-run homer to Austin Meadows. Had he gotten Meadows out, he would have stayed in to try to complete the save. Instead, Jared Hughes came in and closed the door against his former team.
News: DeSclafani (oblique) gave up six runs on eight hits over five innings for Triple-A Louisville in a rehab assignment appearance Friday. He'll probably need at least one more outing before getting activated from the DL, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.
Impact: The good news for DeSclafani is that he was able to throw 93 pitches without a setback, and he struck out eight batters, walking just one. The Reds have plenty of alternatives to remove from the rotation to make room for him, too -- Sal Romano has struggled recently, as has Tyler Mahle. Moreover, they could opt to move Homer Bailey and his 6.21 ERA to the bullpen, though that would take some courage, given his contract.