BASELINE ITEMS

The Reds have exercised the 2012 option on the contract of 2B Brandon Phillips; declined the 2012 option on the contract of RHP Francisco Cordero; outrighted to Louisville RHP Jared Burton and RHP Daryl Thompson; selected the contract of OF Denis Phipps; LHP Matt Maloney was claimed off waivers by the Twins.

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Baseball awards season begins tomorrow night with the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards announcement at 10:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2RF Jay Bruce, 2b Brandon Phillips and 1b Joey Votto are all award nominees at their respective positions.

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The Reds Hot Stove League starts tomorrow night at 6 ET.  If you won’t be around a radio for the show, here’s the link for you to listen

All of the Reds Hot Stove League shows will be archived HERE.

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On this date in 1938, Reds catcher Ernie Lombardi won the National League Most Valuable Player Award.  Lombardi would eventually become a Baseball Hall of Famer in Cooperstown.

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