Last night Chad Dotson and myself sat down and talked a little bit of Cincinnati Reds baseball. We discussed Joey Votto not winning the Most Valuable Player Award and the two of us both agreed and slightly disagreed about the final vote. We also spent a few minutes talking about the Gold Glove voting from a few weeks ago. We wrapped up the baseball talk by going over some of the 40-man roster decisions that the team will have to make before Monday as it related to the Rule 5 draft. Things were completed with some outstanding recommendations for what to watch.

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Reds re-sign Patrick Kivlehan

The Cincinnati Reds have re-signed outfielder Patrick Kivlehan to a minor league deal. The contract also includes an invitation to spring training for 2018. Mark Sheldon of Reds.com was the first to report this:

Patrick Kivlehan spent the entire 2017 season on the Cincinnati Reds bench. He played in 115 games, but only got 204 plate appearances for all of that playing time. He hit .208/.304/.399 with five doubles, a triple and nine home runs.

8 Responses

  1. MK

    Glad to see Patrick stay in organization. He could still develop into a nice bench piece with a little pop.

    • Jim H.

      Totally agree. He was a nice depth piece. Good to see him stick around.

  2. Shamrock

    Yea, it’s definitely good to get at least one of Kiv and Deck back. Kiv is a great young athlete for sure.

  3. Shamrock

    Now, kiv got kinda a late start on baseball (played mainly football at Rutgers). I knew he’s 28, but is there any chance that there’s still some untapped potential with him?

  4. MK

    Off topic but has Taylor Sparks put himself back into the picture with his nice AzFL performance.

      • Doug Gray

        It wouldn’t surprise me if Bernardino got an invite, if he’s still around. While I don’t believe he’ll be taken in the Rule 5, I don’t think it’s completely impossible, either.