Cincinnati Reds Player News: All Positions

News: Iglesias struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his 32nd save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Cubs.
Impact: The Reds closer has been almost flawless in September, converting all five of his save chances with a 0.00 ERA, 0.29 WHIP and 10:1 K:BB through seven innings. Iglesias has already set a new career high in saves, but his 4.12 ERA and 3-11 record on the year indicate how much of a struggle it's been, despite his dazzling current form.
News: Gray (11-7) picked up the win in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Cubs, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks over 6.2 innings while striking out nine.
Impact: The right-hander has given the Reds quality starts in each of his last six trips to the mound and eight of nine since the beginning of August, posting a stellar 1.46 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 69:27 K:BB through 55.2 innings over that stretch. Off days and Cincy's six-man rotation seem set to give Gray some extra rest, but he could get a final chance to play spoiler for an NL Central rival during next week's home series against the Brewers.
News: Lorenzen isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.
Impact: Lorenzen had drawn three straight starts in center field entering the day, but Brian O'Grady gets the call in center and will hit seventh Tuesday. Lorenzen figures to have an opportunity to enter the contest out of the bullpen despite not seeing his name listed in the starting nine.
News: Galvis (knee) isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs.
Impact: As expected, Galvis will miss another contest due to a knee injury. An MRI revealed no ligament damage Monday, though Cincinnati will likely hold Galvis out for at least a few more days.
News: Iglesias (back) isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Cubs.
Impact: Iglesias has missed four of his club's last five contests due to back stiffness, and he still hasn't been given the green light to return to the starting lineup. With the Reds out of the playoff race, expect the team to exercise caution with its starting shortstop. Jose Peraza draws the start at shortstop and will bat eighth.
News: VanMeter (personal) is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday against Chicago.
Impact: VanMeter had to leave Monday's matchup due to a family medical issue, but it appears the situation has been resolved. He's just 2-for-24 with three RBI over his last 10 contests, though both of those hits have been home runs.
News: Votto (illness) is starting at first base and batting second Tuesday against the Cubs.
Impact: Votto was scratched from Monday's lineup due to illness, but he's been cleared to return for the second game of the series. He's batting .340 with two homers, six RBI and eight walks over 14 games in September.