The Reds recorded their first win of the pre-season yesterday 8-6 over the Cleveland Indians. If you followed the game on radio or twitter yesterday, then you heard the bad news that Ryan Madson has been held out of Spring games with Ã¢â‚¬Å“a minor elbow injuryÃ¢â‚¬Â
“He has a little irritation in his arm,” Reds manager Dusty Baker said following the Reds’ 8-6 win over the Indians on Sunday. “The doctor looked at him today. Hopefully, he will be all right in the next couple of days.”
Left-hander Bill Bray has been out with a groin injury and is expected to return soon
“Very close,” Bray said Sunday morning. “I threw in the bullpen [Saturday]. It went well.”
Obviously, two very important parts of the bullpen for 2012. Bray’s injury in particular worries me, given his long injury history.
–Jamie Ramsey provided the complete Reds Spring Training radio/audio schedule on his blog. Every game of the preseason with exception of two split-squad games will be carried on either the Reds Radio Network or Reds.com. The Reds.com games can also be heard on the MLB at-bat phone app.
–Homer Bailey and Aroldis Chapman each threw 2 innings yesterday. Bailey surrendered a 3-run homerun in the first inning, walked 1 batter and struck out 2. Chapman allowed a run, walked a batter, and struck out 3 Indians.
–The Reds will face the Indians for the third straight day today. Respective opening day starters will be facing off: Johnny Cueto against Justin Masterson. The game will be televised locally on Fox Sports Ohio at 3pm ET. (Out of market fans can catch a rerun on MLB Network at 6am Tuesday morning.)