The Cincinnati Reds are starting a 3-game series tonight as they take on the other Cincinnati Reds. In a fun little scenario two of the coaches drafted teams made up of the player pool rosters and will face off against each other Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The winning team will get the day off on Monday before the team welcomes in the Detroit Tigers for two scrimmages. Opening Day is a week from today.
You can watch the game below by clicking play, or if you would like to you can follow this link to watch the game at Reds.com. The game is also available via MLB.tv, it’s free right now, and has a few different camera angles that you don’t get via Reds.com – so check that out if you’d like.
The two teams have names. There is “The Cincy Ballers” and “Fred’s Reds”.
|Josh VanMeter – 1B||Phillip Ervin – LF|
|Nick Castellanos – RF||Joey Votto – 1B|
|Mike Moustakas – 2B||Eugenio Suarez – 3B|
|Matt Davidson – DH||Jesse Winker – DH|
|Nick Senzel – CF||Aristides Aquino – RF|
|Mark Payton – LF||Shogo Akiyama – CF|
|Kyle Farmer – SS||Freddy Galvis – SS|
|Tucker Barnhart – C||Curt Casali – C|
|Christian Colon – 3B||Alex Blandino – 2B|
|Wade Miley – P||Tyler Mahle – P|
Cincinnati Reds News and Notes
The Reds make some roster moves
At 5:30pm on Friday the Cincinnati Reds made six roster moves as they cut down the players on the “active” roster. Four players were optioned to the alternate site at Prasco Park, and two more were reassigned to the alternate site at Prasco Park. Think of this much like it is in spring training and being sent back to the minors – the transaction itself is described for the purpose of the move based on whether one is on the 40-man or not.
Optioned to the Prasco Park site
- Aristides Aquino
- Matt Bowman
- Joel Kuhnel
- Justin Shafer
Reassigned to the Prasco Park site
- Jose Garcia
- Tyler Thornburg
Jose Garcia, Aristides Aquino, Matt Bowman, Joel Kuhnel, and Justin Shafer are all still a part of the Summer Series that will take place this weekend – they just get different roster assignment now.
The Summer Series rosters
As noted above, two coaches on the team drafted players to create the two teams. C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic was the first to report the two team rosters over on twitter.
— C. ???????????? (@ctrent) July 17, 2020
Tyler Stephenson could be ready any day
Manager David Bell spoke about catching prospect Tyler Stephenson, noting that there was “no limitation on when he can arrive for the Reds” and how the team has gone about trying to develop him for the 2020 year, even during the shutdown.
Hitting isn’t easy
We’ll close out the news and notes section today by sharing a video of prospect Ryan Hendrix showing off his splitter against Aristides Aquino over at Prasco Park at some point in the recent past. Yeah – good luck, hitters.
— Ryan Hendrix (@RyanHendrix11) July 16, 2020