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The Reds have paused Ian Gibaut’s rehab assignment due to right forearm discomfort. (Source: Charlie Goldsmith on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gibaut was close to rejoining the Reds’ bullpen but will now have to be re-evaluated before determining the next steps in his recovery.

Category: Injury Updates

Christian Encarnacion-Strand is considered day-to-day with an illness. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion-Strand was sidelined on Wednesday against the Mariners. He could be ready to return on Friday against the Angels.

Category: Injury Updates

Andrew Abbott took the mound Wednesday, enduring a tough outing as the Reds fell 5-1 to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: He allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six over six innings. Despite the loss, Abbott's season ERA remains a respectable 2.70, and his WHIP stands at an impressive 1.07. However, his strikeout rate of 6.6 K/9 might raise concerns for fantasy managers looking for more punchouts from their pitchers. Abbott's performance this season has been solid, but his low strikeout numbers could limit his upside in leagues that heavily reward strikeouts. His ability to limit walks and maintain a low BABIP suggests he can be a reliable option, but don't expect him to be a major source of strikeouts moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Elly De La Cruz went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI in the Reds' 5-1 loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: While the Reds struggled overall, De La Cruz managed to contribute with his five homer of the season, adding a bit of silver lining to an otherwise disappointing game. Despite striking out twice, his season stats remain solid, boasting a .277 batting average and a .956 OPS. His power-speed combination continues to make him a valuable asset in fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Candelario will miss his second game in a row due to an illness.

Fantasy Impact: Candelario missed Tuesday's game for the Reds with an illness and does not feel well enough to rejoin the Reds' lineup Wednesday. Santiago Espinal will play third and bat ninth against Seattle.

Hunter Greene allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks while striking out eight over four innings in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his strong strikeout numbers and limiting the Mariners to minimal scoring, Greene's efforts were not enough to secure a win, as his pitch count ran up to 98 by the end of the fourth inning. His season ERA now sits at 4.35 with a WHIP of 1.31, reflecting some volatility in his outings, but a strikeout rate of 13.1 K/9 continues to make Greene a valuable asset in fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Frankie Montas struggled mightily, allowing five earned runs on three hits and five walks while striking out only one over two innings in Monday's 9-3 loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: This outing ballooned his ERA to 4.34 and WHIP to 1.45 for the season, further inflating concerns about his control and effectiveness. Montas's inability to pitch deep into games, coupled with his high walk rate, makes him a risky play in all but the deepest of leagues. His next start will be a critical test to determine if he can adjust and regain form.

Category: Game Recaps

Jake Fraley delivered a solid performance in the Reds' 9-3 defeat to the Mariners, going 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, one run scored, and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: This outing continues a strong start to the season for Fraley, who now boasts a .432 batting average. His consistent hitting makes him a valuable asset in fantasy lineups, especially given his ability to contribute across multiple categories. Fantasy managers should consider Fraley a viable option, particularly in leagues that reward extra-base hits and runs scored.

Category: Game Recaps

Graham Ashcraft earns win Sunday

Mon, Apr 15th 2:49am EDT
By Ari Koslow

Graham Ashcraft allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits over 5 2/3 innings in a win on Sunday against the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Ashcraft added eight strikeouts for his second win on the season. He faces the Angels next.

Category: Game Recaps

Nick Martini went 3-for-5 with three RBI Sunday against the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Martini was a huge part of the offensive outburst for the Reds. He has driven in 12 runs this season so far.

Category: Game Recaps

Nick Lodolo dazzled against the Chicago White Sox, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out 10 over 5 2/3 scoreless innings in Saturday's 5-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: The 26-year-old showcased overpowering stuff in his first start on the mound of the season, posting a miniscule 0.35 WHIP in a winning effort. The left-hander's ability to miss opposing bats makes him an intriguing starting option for fantasy managers looking for answers in lineups early in the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Spencer Steer went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI in the Reds' 5-0 win over the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: His lone hit of the game was a crucial double that helped extend the Reds' lead, complemented by a walk and unfortunately, two strikeouts. The 26-year-old continues an impactful stretch at the plate, driving in runs in seven of his last 11 games for the Reds. The outfielder offers fantasy managers a prolific run-producing option as part of a dynamic Cincinnati lineup for manager David Bell, carrying a robust .367 batting average with three home runs and 18 runs batted in so far this season.

Category: Game Recaps

TJ Friedl (wrist) will continue with light baseball activity for 7-to-10 days after undergoing an MRI. (Source: Gordon Wittenmyer on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Friedl’s follow-up MRI determined that the outfielder will have to wait to be cleared to ramp up his rehab. Friedl is on the 60-day IL, so this news likely will not impact his timeline much.

Category: Injury Updates

Thursday’s scheduled contest between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds has been postponed due to inclement weather. (Source: Cincinnati Reds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thursday’s contest has been re-scheduled as part of a split doubleheader on August 30th.

Jonathan India is back in the lineup for the Cincinnati Reds against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday. (Source: Cincinnati Reds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: India returns after suffering an apparent injury during Monday’s pre-game warmups, batting leadoff and starting at second base for manager David Bell against the Brewers Tuesday.

Will Benson delivered a standout performance in the Reds' high-scoring affair against the Brewers, contributing significantly to their 10-8 win.

Fantasy Impact: His day at the plate was highlighted by a mix of power and speed, showcasing his potential fantasy value. Benson went 2-for-3, including a double and a home run, driving in two runs and scoring twice himself. He also flashed his speed by stealing a base and showed discipline by drawing a walk, rounding out a stat sheet that fantasy managers dream of.

Category: Game Recaps

In a high-scoring affair that saw the Cincinnati Reds edge out the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8 on Monday, Alexis Diaz managed to secure his second save of the season, despite a rocky start to 2024.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz's performance, consisting of 19 pitches over a clean inning with just one walk allowed, was a beacon of efficiency in contrast to his previous outings. Prior to this game, Diaz's stats painted a concerning picture with a 7.20 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP through five appearances, alongside a less-than-ideal 1.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio. However, Monday's game could mark a turning point for the reliever.

Category: Game Recaps

Stuart Fairchild went 1-for-3 with one walk and two strikeouts in the Reds 6-3 win over the Phillies.

Fantasy Impact: Fairchild reached base twice with a hit and walk. He was able to steal his first two bases of the season in the extra innings win for the Reds.

Category: Game Recaps

Tyler Stephenson is back in the lineup for the Cincinnati Reds against the Washington Nationals Sunday. (Source: Cincinnati Reds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Stephenson returns to the lineup after sitting out Saturday, starting behind the plate at catcher and batting ninth for manager David Bell against the Nationals Sunday.

The Reds sent Sam Moll on a rehab assignment to Triple-A Louisville. (Source: Mark Sheldon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moll opened the season on the injured list with a left shoulder injury. He shouldn't miss too much time barring any setbacks.

Category: Injury Updates