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Reds, Marshall negotiating contract extension


Sean Marshall as a Cub last year (courtesy of

When the Cincinnati Reds acquired left-handed reliever Sean Marshall from the Chicago Cubs on December 23, fans and media felt they gave up too much talent just to rent a player for one year.

After all, the Reds gave up left-handed starter Travis Wood, outfielder Dave Sappelt and infielder Ronald Torreyes.

In the midst of Spring Training, the Reds and Marshall are trying to reach an agreement on a contract extension.

Both Marshall and Reds general manager Walt Jocketty have confirmed the two sides are trying to come up with agreeable terms.

The 29-year-old Marshall, one of the game’s best situational leftys, is signed through 2012 for $3.1 million and can become a free agent in the off-season.

In 2011, against NL Central Division rivals Milwaukee and St. Louis, Marshall recorded an ERA of 0.00 in 15 appearances covering 16.1 innings while with the Cubs.

The 6’7 reliever has a career ERA at Great American Ball Park of 2.42 in 26 innings pitched covering 26 innings.


Info compiled from MLB, Cincinnati Reds & Chicago Cubs news

Mesoraco becomes 52nd former Dayton Dragons player to reach the majors


Devin Mesoraco (courtesy of

Devin Mesoraco, a member of the 2008 Dayton Dragons, made his Major League debut for the Cincinnati Reds earlier in September.

Mesoraco became the 52nd former Dragons player to reach the big leagues. He collected a double in his very first at bat.

Mesoraco appeared in 83 games for the Dragons in 2008, hitting .261 with nine homers and 42 RBI’s. He was just 19 years old when he joined Dayton after being selected with the Cincinnati Reds’ first round draft pick in 2007 out of high school in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Several former Dragons players have made their MLB debuts this season: Todd Frazier, Jeremy Hurst, Zack Cozart and Dave Sappelt with the Reds and Zach Stewart with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Info courtesy of the Dayton Dragons

Sappelt becomes 51st Dayton Dragons alumni to reach the majors


Dave Sappelt (courtesy of Louisville Bats)

Dave Sappelt, a 2009 member of the Dayton Dragons baseball team, made his Major League debut for the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

In doing so, he became the 51st former Dragons player to reach the Major Leagues.

In the Reds come-from-behind win over the Cubs, 8-7, Sappelt was 1-for-5 with a run scored, 1 hit and 1 strikeout. He put the ball in play in every at bat except one.

Sappelt in 74 games for the Dragons in 2009, hitting .269 with three homers, 25 runs batted in and 26 stolen bases.

He joins other former Dragons who have made their MLB debut this year with the Reds, Todd Frazier, Jeremy Horst and Zack Cozart.


Info courtesy of the Dayton Dragons

Reds promote speedy Sappelt; put Heisey on DL


Dave Sappelt (courtesy of

The Cincinnati Reds have placed outfielder Chris Heisey on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique muscle and called up speedy leadoff batter Dave Sappelt from their Triple-A Louisville affiliate.

The Reds, who have one of Major League Baseball’s deep and talented farm systems. have received solid production from every player they’ve called up this year: Zack Cozart, Todd Frazier, Yonder Alonso, Jeremy Hermida and Chris Valaika. They feel Sappelt will do the same.

Heisey, who pinch-ran at Chicago on Friday night, said he had more soreness on Saturday. His production this season is very good for a spot-starter, .249 average, 12 home runs and 38 RBI’s.

Sappelt was a having a solid season at Louisville, .313 average, seven homers and 29 RBI’s in his second season in Triple-A. During spring training this year, he had a team-leading 22 hits with a .564 average.


Info courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds

Clippers rally late to beat Bats, 4-2; lead in division to 12.5 games

Tim Fedroff makes diving catch early in game (photo credit Steve Laake)Clippers pitcher Jeanmar Gomez (photo by Steve Laake)

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Clippers could not get to Louisville starting pitcher Scott Carroll on Sunday evening.

Carroll pitched seven innings allowing one run.

Jeanmar Gomez, who upped his record to 9-2 on the season, matched Carroll pitch for pitch in the game, eventhough he trailed for a majority of the contest. Gomez went eight innings, allowing two runs and striking out four. The only runs allowed by Gomez were on a two-run homer by Dave Sappelt to right field which was wind-blown and hit off of the home-run line on top of the fence in the top of the third.

The Clippers scored first in the second inning, when catcher Paul Phillips surprised everybody in the ballpark with a bunt single to third base to score Tim Fedroff from third.

Columbus won the game against the Bats bullpen, in particular Jerry Gil in the eighth inning, who was nursing a 2-1 lead.

Jason Donald led off with a single, Luis Valbuena walked. Gil made a throwing error on Chad Huffman’s sacrifice bunt which allowed Donald to score to tie the game at 2-2. Jerad Head was hit by a pitch and Tim Fedroff singled home Valbuena and Huffman to give the Clippers a 4-2 lead.

Nursing a very thin bullpen, the Clippers turned to Justin Germano, who closed out the game by striking out the side in the ninth inning to record his third save of the year.

The win pushed Columbus’ lead in the IL West to 12.5 games over 2nd place Louisville.


47 308 Mike Sarbaugh Clippers mgr on 4-2 win over Louisville

Clippers pitcher Jeanmar Gomez (photo by Steve Laake)



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