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Top Jake Fraley News

  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Avoids arbitration at $2.15 million

    The Reds and Fraley avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.15 million contract Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

    It's Fraley's first year of arbitration eligibility and he'll get a nice raise after posting a .783 OPS with 15 homers and 21 steals over 111 games for Cincinnati in 2023. The 28-year-old remains injury prone and can't hit lefties, but he should be an asset again for the Reds against righties this season. Fraley had toe surgery in October but is expected to be ready to roll for spring training.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Undergoes toe surgery

    Fraley underwent surgery on his left fourth toe Oct. 11, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

    Fraley played through a stress fracture in his toe during the final month of the season, waiting until the offseason to surgically repair it. The Reds expect Fraley to make a full recovery before the start of spring training.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Idle Friday

    Fraley isn't starting Friday against the Cardinals.

    Fraley hasn't logged a hit in 13 straight at-bats over his last five games, so he'll sit out to regroup Friday. His absence will allow Nick Martini to operate as Cincinnati's designated hitter while batting fifth.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Out of lineup Tuesday

    Fraley is absent from the lineup Tuesday versus the Guardians.

    Spencer Steer, TJ Friedl and Will Benson will start across the outfield for the visiting Reds as Joey Votto fills the DH role. Fraley has slashed just .233/.327/.326 in 49 plate appearances since returning Sept. 1 from a stress fracture in his left fourth toe. The injury is expected to eventually require a surgical repair.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: On bench against lefty

    Fraley will sit against lefty Bailey Falter and the Pirates on Saturday.

    Fraley made just four starts against southpaws in the first half and has made none since the break. Given that he's a lifetime .149/.266/.216 hitter in 148 career plate appearances against lefties, he's unlikely to advance beyond a platoon role any time soon. Christian Encarnacion-Strand will get the start at designated hitter in Fraley's absence.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Not starting Friday

    Fraley isn't in the Reds' lineup Friday against the Pirates.

    Fraley will get a day off Friday after going 1-for-9 with two walks during the Reds' previous series with the Twins. Fraley's absence will allow Christian Encarnacion-Strand to step in as the DH while batting fourth.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Sitting Friday

    Fraley is out of the lineup Friday versus the Mets.

    The lefty-hitting Fraley will remain on the bench Friday with southpaw David Peterson on the mound for New York. Tyler Stephenson will serve as Cincinnati's designated hitter in Fraley's stead, opening up a start at catcher for Luke Maile in the process.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Out against left-hander

    Fraley is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game versus the Tigers.

    Southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez is taking the ball for Detroit, so Fraley will grab a seat. He's been limited to designated hitter since returning from a toe injury, but those duties will fall to Hunter Renfroe in this one.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Sitting versus lefty

    Fraley is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers.

    TJ Friedl, Harrison Bader and Spencer Steer will start across the outfield as the Reds take on left-hander Joey Wentz. Fraley has slashed just .147/.250/.235 in 40 plate appearances versus southpaws this year.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Not starting against lefty

    Fraley isn't in the Reds' lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.

    Lefty Zack Thompson will start Saturday's game for the Cards, so the lefty-hitting Fraley will stay put in the dugout. Nick Senzel, Harrison Bader and TJ Friedl will start in the outfield while Hunter Renfroe serves as Cincinnati's DH.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Sitting versus lefty

    Fraley is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

    Nick Senzel, Harrison Bader and Stuart Fairchild are starting across the outfield for the Reds as they take on left-hander Drew Rom, while Hunter Renfroe (hamstring) is back in action in the DH role. Fraley, a left-handed hitter, has slashed just .147/.250/.235 in 40 plate appearances versus southpaws this year.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Fraley is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.

    The 28-year-old started in two of three games since being activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, and he's gone 5-for-9 with three doubles and a run. Fraley will eventually require surgery to address the stress fracture in his fourth toe that sidelined him for most of August, and he may receive a few more off days than usual down the stretch as he plays through the injury. TJ Friedl, Harrison Bader and Will Benson will start from left to right in the outfield Sunday while Nick Martini bats leadoff as the designated hitter.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Appears in both games Friday

    Fraley served as the designated hitter and went 3-for-4 with a run scored in a 3-2 win over the Cubs in the second game of Friday's doubleheader. He went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter in the matinee.

    Fraley was activated off the injured list where he'd been rehabbing a fractured toe that will eventually require surgery. Per usual, he was in the lineup against a right-hander but was on the bench in the opener against a lefty. The Reds have a healthy supply of outfielders, so they can let Fraley operate as a DH only to minimize impact on the toe.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Makes return from IL

    Fraley (toe) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Fraley is eventually going to require surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left fourth toe, but he will delay it until the offseason as he tries to help the Reds' playoff push. He will mostly be limited to designated hitter duty for now, per Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer, as Fraley doesn't feel pain while hitting but does in the field. The 28-year-old is not in the lineup for the first game of Friday's doubleheader versus the Cubs but will likely be in there for the nightcap.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Beginning rehab assignment

    Fraley (toe) is beginning a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Louisville.

    Fraley is expected to play for Louisville on Tuesday and Wednesday before returning to the Reds' active roster ahead of Friday's series opener against the Cubs. He's been sidelined since Aug. 5 because of a stress fracture in his left fourth toe. The injury will likely require a surgical repair over the offseason.

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  • Reds' Jake Fraley: Rehab games scheduled

    Fraley (toe) will work out at Triple-A Louisville over the weekend and then play rehab games Tuesday and Wednesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    With that schedule in mind, there's a chance Fraley could rejoin the Reds in time for a homestand beginning Sept. 1 against the Cubs. The outfielder will eventually require surgery but has been told he can play through the injury.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 206 lbs
Birthplace: Frederick, MD
Age: 28
School: LSU
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: L, L