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Past articles by Zach:

'There was never a doubt': How Diamondbacks rookie Tyler Gilbert went from nobody to no-hitter

With rotation struggles, the Diamondbacks turned to Tyler Gilbert for a spot start in Saturday's game. Instead, they got a spotless one. → Read More

‘Words are fun, man’: In baseball, there’s no better way to pass time than with a crossword

Crossword puzzles, that old-timey brain workout popular in generations past, has at least one loyal demographic remaining: Baseball players. → Read More

How David Hernandez rebuilt himself as a pitcher, and as a person

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – David Hernandez hit bottom on July 24 of 2013. → Read More

Cincinnati Reds' triple-A manager Pat Kelly is retired...from wrestling his players

When someone asks Pat Kelly to wrestle this year, he will decline. It will signal the end of an era. → Read More

Tucker Barnhart: New MLB mound visit rule 'messes with the game'

Teams are now limited to six mound visits a game. Tucker Barnhart, the reigning Gold Glover catcher, vehemently objected to the change. → Read More

Cincinnati Reds notes: Billy Hamilton unfazed by trade speculation

This winter was not the first time Billy Hamilton ever has heard his named included in trade speculation. But it was the most often he’s heard it. → Read More

Cincinnati Reds notes: Cliff Pennington happy to be a shortstop again

The chance to play shortstop is part of what led Cliff Pennington to the Reds, who do not have anyone capable of playing it if Jose Peraza is injured. → Read More

Joey Votto: “Something needs to start changing”

Joey Votto has expressed patience with the Cincinnati Reds' rebuild in the past, but Sunday signaled a more urgent desire to start winning. → Read More

Reds notes: Scooter Gennett wins his arbitration hearing

Scooter Gennett won his arbitration hearing over the team, and will make $5.7 million in 2018. The team filed for a salary of $5.1 million. → Read More

Michael Lorenzen is taking his rotation shot seriously

When it comes to making the starting rotation, the odds could be stacked against Michael Lorenzen. Not that he’s concerned. → Read More

Cincinnati Reds notes: Catcher Devin Mesoraco is a realist

Every time Devin Mesoraco got hurt, there always was next year. Not anymore. → Read More

Silver Slugger: Cincinnati Reds' third baseman Eugenio Suarez goes platinum

Eugenio Suarez said he didn’t want to get a tattoo. But he did want to alter something about his look. → Read More

Cincinnati Reds sign reliever David Hernandez to two-year deal

The Reds added another arm to solidify their bullpen, signing right-handed reliever David Hernandez to a two-year deal worth a total of $5 million. → Read More

The MLB draft is in June. The Reds conducted the first two rounds last week.

This year, Chris Buckley decided to try something different. Last week, five months before the real thing, the Reds held a mock draft. → Read More

Cincinnati Reds expect to improve in 2018, but it could be painful if they don't

As Reds GM Dick Williams answered questions from fans Thursday night, the Brewers were completing one of the shortest rebuilds in recent memory. → Read More

How did Scott Rolen do in his first year of Hall of Fame voting?

Scott Rolen remains on the ballot, but it's a daunting uphill climb toward the Hall of Fame. → Read More

B-Lark University: Barry Larkin shapes young stars…until he’s ready to manage the Reds

Every offseason, players like Dee Gordon and Francisco Lindor seek out the private coaching of Barry Larkin. Take a visit to B-Lark University. → Read More

Here are the Reds' minor-league coaching staffs

The Reds on announced the coaching staffs for every minor-league affiliate except their newest one, the affiliate in Greeneville that remains unnamed. → Read More

How the Andrew McCutchen trade affects Billy Hamilton

The Andrew McCutchen trade doesn't significantly alter the likelihood that Billy Hamilton is traded, but a deal was looking doubtful anyway. → Read More

The Reds still are talking with free-agent relievers

The Reds are still involved with relievers on the open market, one of whom is right-hander David Hernandez. A two-year deal isn't out of the question. → Read More