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Indians draft infielder Carson Tucker with first round pick


Carson Tucker (courtesy



June 10, 2020



The Cleveland Indians today announced the selection of prep INF CARSON TUCKER with the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2020 MLB Draft.

Tucker, 18, lettered all four years at Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Arizona, slashing .390/.455/.574 with 68 RBI, 20, doubles, 9 triples and 5 homes runs in 92 games (MaxPreps). The 6-2, 180-lb shortstop was named a 2020 Rawlings Perfect Game Preseason All American West – All Region 1st Team and managed to hit .364 (4-for-11) with a double, 2 home runs and 5 RBI in three games before his 2020 senior season was canceled.

Carson is committed to the University of Texas and is the younger brother of Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Cole Tucker, who was taken in the first round of the 2014 Draft (pick #24).

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Reds draft outfielder Austin Hendrick with first round pick in MLB Draft


Austin Hendrick (courtesy USA Baseball)



Take High School Outfielder 12th Overall


June 10, 2020



Cincinnati Reds Director of Amateur Scouting Brad Meador tonight announced the selection OF Austin Hendrick (6-0, 195, BL-TL) with the team’s first pick (12th overall) of the 2020 first-year player draft.

Hendrick, 19, is rated the ninth-best player in the draft by Baseball America and 13th-best player by

A preseason first-team All-American at West Allegheny High School in Imperia, PA, Hendrick has committed to Mississippi State University. He is the highest-drafted player from the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League since Neil Walker was taken 11th overall in 2004.

The Reds don’t draft again until tomorrow, when they will select 48th (2nd round), 65th (Competitive Balance Round B), 84th (3rd round),113th (4th round) and 143rd (5th round).

Tonight’s draft includes only Round 1 (selections 1-29) and Competitive Balance Round A (selections 30-37).

Beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET tomorrow, MLB Network and ESPN2 will televise Round 2, beginning with the 38th overall selection, through Round 5.

The 5 rounds of the 2020 MLB Draft will span 160 total selections. The signing deadline for the 2020 Draft has been moved from July 10 to August 1.

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Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame to reopen June 20

Special preview for members starts June 13

June 10, 2020

The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Dinsmore is excited to welcome fans and visitors back to the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day.

The museum will reopen to members beginning Saturday, June 13, and to the general public on Saturday, June 20.

Hours of operation are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed Monday & Tuesday)

“Reopening the museum couldn’t come at a better time,” said Rick Walls, executive director of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. “We know fans are craving baseball right now, and we are committed to providing an avenue for them to experience the history of baseball in a safe, entertaining environment. We look forward to sharing the rich traditions and excitement of Reds baseball that our fans have come to expect.”

To keep visitors and staff safe, new procedures have been instituted:

  • Additional and enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols, including more hand sanitizer stations throughout the museum as well as frequent cleaning and disinfection of touchscreen and high-contact surfaces
  • Reduced capacity limits to allow for social distancing throughout the museum
  • Hall of Fame staff will undergo daily temperature screenings and conduct self-health assessments, as well as wear facial coverings – visitors are also encouraged to wear face coverings
  • Reserved admission times – in order to maintain social distancing, guests are encouraged to reserve a time slot for their visit (Hall of Fame members will receive an email to reserve time slots for the first week)
  • Special hours for seniors and high-risk individuals on Saturdays from 9 to 10 a.m.

Shades of Greatness exhibit extended

  • The new exhibit, Shades of Greatness presented by Dinsmore, has been extended through the end of July. Shades of Greatness is on loan from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and is the first collaborative art exhibition inspired by the history of Negro Leagues Baseball. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Negro Leagues.

Collectible Bobblehead in June – Hal Morris

  • Fans can receive a free Hal Morris bobblehead with regular-price admission on Saturdays and Sundays in June, while supplies last. Hal played ten seasons for the Reds and his sacrifice fly in Game 4 of the 1990 World Series turned out to be the series-winning RBI.

Members-only Bobblehead – Marty Brennaman

  • Become a member of the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum and receive an exclusive Marty Brennaman bobblehead.

Admission to the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is $12 for adults and $8 for students/seniors.

  • Children 12 and under are admitted free, courtesy of the H.C.S. Foundation
  • Active military/veterans are admitted free, courtesy of the Sargent Family Foundation

Plan your visit at or by calling 513-765-7923.

About the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore

Driven by a mission to celebrate greatness, preserve history and provide inspiration, the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum at Great American Ball Park is the place where the story of Reds baseball comes alive each day. The newly renovated Museum features over 6,500 artifacts and 16,000 square feet of historical, interactive and educational exhibits, highlighting the rich and storied tradition of the Reds for fans of all ages. Since its inception in 1958, 89 players, managers and executives have been honored with induction into the Reds Hall of Fame.

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Cincinnati Reds issue Statement on Protests

The Reds share in the pain and anger felt by our nation at the horrific and senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We offer our condolences to their families whose personal losses must not be overlooked as we collectively grieve our society’s shortfall.

These blatant acts of racism not only demand our outrage, they necessitate that we address the fear and frustration felt by the members of our black community.

We echo Major League Baseball’s statement (@MLB) in saying: our game has a zero tolerance for racism and racial injustice. Addressing this issue requires action both within our sport and society.

There is work to be done. The Reds open ourselves outward, offering our platform and leadership to help elevate these necessary conversations around racial equality. And, we focus inward as we hear from members of our own organization.


The value and respect for my life as a human being has to extend beyond my uniform. The saying is true, “I am more than (an) athlete,” I am more than an object, I am more than a number…I am a Man who is a Black man living in America and with this reality, comes a host of experiences. Wanting to be associated with me for my connections, fame, and notoriety cannot outweigh the appreciation, love, value and understanding of me as a human being. I experience racial profiling every day. Whether it’s in my car, when I walk into a room to discuss business or simply eating at a restaurant. I want to encourage people to think about if you have contributed to making someone feel less than, or not belonged. EVERYONE brings something to the table, everyone has value and everyone has something they can bring to make your corporation, organization or group better. The importance of inclusion speaks to me and should speak to you as well. I have always led my life through inclusion and respect for all and I will continue to do so!

The Reds are committed to bringing positive change, greater equality and inclusiveness throughout all of our communities.

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Pirates Chris Archer has surgery


Chris Archer

The Pittsburgh Pirates last week announced that right-handed pitcher Chris Archer underwent surgery
to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) on Tuesday, June 2.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Robert Thompson at Washington University in St. Louis.

After consulting with several leading vascular and orthopedic surgeons in recent weeks, the
decision was made to undergo the procedure.

Archer is projected to return to full competition for the 2021 season.

Read more: Pittsburgh Pirates


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