Billy Hamilton was scratched from the starting lineup. He was to be the DH.
Here is a list of Reds Cactus Leagues games that will be televised (All times Eastern)
3/1 at 3:05 p.m. at CLE on Fox Sports Ohio
3/2 at 3:05 p.m. vs CLE on Fox Sports Ohio
3/8 at 9:05 p.m. at SF on MLB Network
3/15 at 4:05 p.m. vs KC on FS Ohio
3/16 at 9:40 p.m. at ARI on MLBN
3/21 at 10:10 p.m. at SD on MLBN
3/25 at 4:05 p.m. vs. COL on Fox Sports Ohio
3/27 at 4:05 p.m. at LAD on MLBN
3/30 at 4:05 p.m. vs Chisox on MLBN
From MLB Network:
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto ranked 11th on MLB Network’s Top 100 Players Right Now! program last night in the annual ranking of the best players in baseball. Votto, who ranked 32nd on last year’s list, finished one spot ahead of the Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve and one spot behind the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera.
In five episodes across three consecutive nights, MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, Ron Darling and Bill Ripken counted down the top 100 players in Major League Baseball based on player performance over the past several seasons, with an emphasis on 2015. This year’s ranking also weighted projected 2016 performance, taking into account players returning from injury and young players expected to break out, as well as base-running, defensive value and award finishes.
Top 100 Players Right Now!, 20-1:
- Mike Trout, CF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
- Bryce Harper, RF, Washington Nationals
- Clayton Kershaw, P, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Andrew McCutchen, CF, Pittsburgh Pirates
- Josh Donaldson, 3B, Toronto Blue Jays
- Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks
- Buster Posey, C, San Francisco Giants
- Manny Machado, 3B, Baltimore Orioles
- Jake Arrieta, P, Chicago Cubs
- Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers
- Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati Reds
- Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros
- Carlos Correa, SS, Houston Astros
- Giancarlo Stanton, RF, Miami Marlins
- Robinson Cano, 2B, Seattle Mariners
- Zack Greinke, P, Arizona Diamondbacks
- David Price, P, Boston Red Sox
- Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs
- Kris Bryant, 3B, Chicago Cubs
- A.J. Pollock, CF, Arizona Diamondbacks
Former Reds manager Lou Piniella arrived to camp on Wednesday and was in a full uniform for Cincinnati for the first time since 1992. Piniella, who was clearly happy to be in his element again after retiring in 2010, also wore his 1990 World Series ring around.
You can read my story on Piniella from the other day here.
Manager Bryan Price, who worked as Piniella’s pitching coach for the Mariners from 2000-02, was thrilled to have Piniella’s input this season as an advisor. What does he bring to the table?
“Forty-some years of coaching, managing, general managing, playing experience is the obvious answer,” Price said on Friday. “There’s huge benefit with our familiarity. It goes back 20 years from the time I started doing major league camp as minor league coach to the three years we were together in Seattle.
“He doesn’t have to feel like anything he says is implying anything. He can be very candid. He’s extremely willing to share. He has great perspective. He matured in every aspect. He matured as a hitter. He matured as a student of the game. He matured as a manager. He grew to be just an exceptional Major League manager. He understands exactly where I am in the process of developing, as we all continue to develop as managers. His perspective has been terrific.”