2002 Cincinnati Reds season

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2002 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Carl Lindner
General manager(s) Jim Bowden
Manager(s) Bob Boone
Local television FSN Ohio
(George Grande, Chris Welsh)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
Stats ESPN.com
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The Cincinnati Reds' 2002 season consisted of the Reds finishing with a 78-84 record to finish in third place in the National League Central, 19 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds were managed by Bob Boone. The 2002 Reds season was their final in Cinergy Field.


  • January 7, 2002: José Rijo was signed as a free agent by the Reds.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 97 65 -- .599
Houston Astros 84 78 13 .519
Cincinnati Reds 78 84 19 .481
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 89 24½ .447
Chicago Cubs 67 95 30 .414
Milwaukee Brewers 56 106 41 .346

Notable transactions[edit]


2002 Cincinnati Reds
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Game log[edit]

Player stats[edit]


Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Jason LaRue 113 353 88 .249 12 52
LF Adam Dunn 158 535 133 .249 26 71

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Ken Griffey, Jr. 70 197 52 .264 8 23


Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Elmer Dessens 30 178 7 8 3.03 93

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Louisville Bats International League Dave Miley
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Phillip Wellman
A Stockton Ports California League Jayhawk Owens
A Dayton Dragons Midwest League Donnie Scott
Rookie GCL Reds Gulf Coast League Edgar Caceres
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Rick Burleson



  1. ^ José Rijo page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Ben Broussard page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007