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Top Carson Spiers News

  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Gives up first spring runs

    Spiers allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and one walk while striking out two over 2.2 innings in Friday's spring game against the Diamondbacks.

    Spiers made his second Cactus League appearance, entering for multiple innings following starter Brandon Williamson. The right-handed Spiers retired the first two batters in the fourth inning then allowed three two-out runs, including a solo home run. Arizona touched Spiers for another run in the sixth. He's one of many candidates for the final rotation spot but a lack of meaningful experience at the upper levels of the minors could lead to Spiers opening at Triple-A Louisville.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Starts Cactus League opener

    Spiers allowed three hits and struck out four over two scoreless innings in Saturday's spring start against the Guardians.

    Spiers, who served dual roles as a starter and reliever in 2023, opened the Cactus League schedule for the Reds as a starter. The performance was an encouraging outing for Spiers, as two of his four punchouts came against players that rarely strike out -- Steven Kwan and Jose Ramirez. It would be a surprise if the right-hander wins a rotation spot, but a strong spring could keep Spiers on a starter's trajectory and put hm atop the list of depth starters.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Worked on slider in AFL

    Spiers worked on being more consistent with his slider during 18 innings in the Arizona Fall League, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

    Spiers added additional innings in the Fall League after throwing 98 combined innings between the minors and majors in 2023, including stints as a starter and reliever. The right-hander said he pulled his slider while in the majors and was unable to get hitters chase it like minor-league batters. It's unclear in which role the Reds plan for him this spring, but Spiers is part of a big crowd of hurlers looking to stick with the parent club.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Recalled from Triple-A

    The Reds recalled Spiers from Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

    With Daniel Duarte (shoulder) headed for the injured list, Spiers will come up from the minors to round out Cincinnati's pitching staff. Spiers has allowed 10 earned runs in 10 innings with the Reds this season but can give the team multiple innings out of the bullpen during the final series of the year.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Secures three-inning save

    Spiers gave up one hit and struck out one batter over three scoreless innings en route to picking up his first career save in Friday's 19-2 win over the Cardinals.

    After being promoted from Triple-A Louisville earlier in the day, Spiers came on in relief of starter Brandon Williamson to put the finishing touches on the Reds' blowout win. Prior to the scoreless outing, Spiers gave up at least three runs in each of his first three career MLB appearances. Given that he tossed 40 pitches Friday, Spiers might not be available in relief for the Reds' final two games of the regular season and could be optioned back to Louisville in exchange for a fresh arm.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Sent back to Triple-A

    The Reds optioned Spiers to Triple-A Louisville on Monday.

    He'll move off the 28-man active roster to clear a spot for right-hander Connor Phillips, whose contract was selected from Triple-A ahead of his scheduled start Monday versus the Twins. After making his first two big-league appearances with Cincinnati as a starter, Spiers worked out of the bullpen during his latest stint with the Reds. He made his lone relief appearance in Sunday's loss to the Mets, giving up five runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks over three innings.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Back in majors

    Spiers' contract was selected from Double-A Chattanooga on Thursday, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Spiers has been roughed up for seven runs over seven innings in two starts for the Reds this season. He's expected to work out of the bullpen during his upcoming stint with the Reds and should offer the Cincinnati relief corps some length.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Returns to minors

    The Reds returned Spiers to Double-A Chattanooga on Sunday.

    The Reds have been shorthanded for starting pitchers over the past couple weeks with multiple players on the COVID-19 injured list, which allowed Spiers to make his first two starts in the big leagues. The 25-year-old allowed seven earned runs over seven frames between the two outings, so it's hardly a surprise he's heading back to the minors.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Struggles in short start

    Spiers (0-1) took the loss against St. Louis on Saturday, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out one batter over three-plus innings.

    Spiers got his second big-league start after tossing four innings against the Cubs last Sunday, but he wasn't able to impress in the opportunity. The right-hander was handed a 3-1 lead through two frames but allowed the Cardinals to draw even on a two-run homer by Willson Contreras in the third. Spiers was allowed to return for the fourth, but he was pulled after giving up an inning-opening single to Tommy Edman. The rookie hurler was hurt by his wildness -- he walked three batters, and two of those came around to score. Spiers has given up seven runs on 10 hits while posting an 8:5 K:BB over seven frames across his two outings. With the Reds fighting for a playoff spot and likely welcoming a trio of starters (Hunter Greene, Brandon Williamson and Ben Lively) who have been on the COVID-19 IL back soon, Spiers may be headed back to the minors in short order.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Nabs another start

    The Reds list Spiers as their probable starting pitcher for Saturday's home game against the Cardinals.

    Though Hunter Greene (illness) is scheduled to return from the COVID-19 list to start Sunday's series finale, the Reds will still have an opening in the rotation for Spiers this weekend with Ben Lively (illness) and Brandon Williamson (illness) still on the mend and with Graham Ashcraft (toe) recently landing on the 15-day IL. Due to the Reds' depleted rotation, Spiers made the jump from Double-A Chattanooga to the majors last weekend and took a no-decision in a 15-7 loss to the Cubs, striking out seven while allowing three earned runs on five hits and two walks over four innings. The 25-year-old right-hander doesn't make for an inspiring streaming option against St. Louis and could be sent back to the minors immediately after Saturday's start.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Punches out seven in debut

    Spiers didn't factor into the decision in Sunday's 15-7 loss to the Cubs after striking out seven while allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over four innings.

    After allowing three runs in his first two innings, Spiers salvaged his major-league debut by retiring the final six batters he faced. The 25-year-old right-hander had shown some strikeout upside in the minors, punching out 45 over his last six Triple-A starts (33 innings). With Hunter Greene, Brandon Williamson and Ben Lively all due to return from the COVID-19 list, Spiers will most likely return to the minors soon.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Set for spot start Sunday

    Spiers will start for the Reds on Sunday against the Cubs in what will be his major-league debut, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    The Reds' pitching staff has been hit hard by COVID-19, so Spiers will be pressed into a starting role just two days after receiving his first MLB call-up. Though he held a 3.69 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with a 106:41 K:BB over 83 innings this season at Double-A Chattanooga, Spiers isn't a recommended streaming option Sunday.

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  • Reds' Carson Spiers: Added to active roster

    The Reds added Spiers to their active roster from Double-A Chattanooga on Friday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Spiers will act as a replacement for Fernando Cruz, who was placed on the COVID-19 IL on Friday. Spiers has spent all season in Double-A and holds a 3.69 ERA and 1.35 WHIP across 83 innings. He will be making his major-league debut whenever he gets into a game.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Greenville, SC
Age: 26
School: Clemson
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R