Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

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Reds announce caravan participants

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CINCINNATI (January 17, 2023) — The 2023 Cincinnati Reds Caravan kicks off Monday, Jan. 23 and will travel more than 2,500 miles over six days with stops in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia.

Returning after a two-year hiatus, the Caravan provides fans of all ages the opportunity to interact with current and former players, minor leaguers, broadcasters and members of the Reds front office staff.

New stops for 2023 include Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Hamilton, the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center and LexLive in Lexington. 

At each of the 10 fan stops, the groups will field questions and sign autographs while time allows. All Caravan fan stops are free and open to the public, and at each fan stop, one lucky fan will win two tickets to the 2023 Opening Day game on Thursday, March 30 (4:10 pm) vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates.


The West Tour will make fan stops in Ohio and Indiana and includes major league infielder Jose Barrero, minor league outfielder Austin Hendrick, manager David Bell, former catcher Corky Miller, Reds on Radio broadcaster Jeff Brantley and Reds/Bally Sports Ohio broadcaster Brian Giesenschlag.

• Monday, Jan. 23: Spooky Nook Sports Champion Mill, Hamilton, OH (5-7 p.m.)

• Tuesday, Jan. 24: Southeastern Indiana YMCA, Batesville, IN (6-8 p.m.)


The East Tour will make fan stops in West Virginia and includes major league outfielder TJ Friedl, minor leaguer infielder Nick Northcut, minor league pitcher Casey Legumina, Reds on Radio broadcaster Tommy Thrall and general manager Nick Krall.

• Wednesday, Jan. 25: Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, Charleston, WV (5:30-7:30 p.m.)

• Thursday, Jan. 26: Huntington Mall, Huntington, WV (4:30-6:30 p.m.)


The North Tour will make fan stops in Ohio and includes major league infielder Alejo Lopez, minor league third baseman Cam Collier, Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman, Reds/Bally Sports Ohio broadcaster Jim Day and general manager Nick Krall.

• Friday, Jan. 27: Polaris Fashion Place, Columbus, OH (5:30-7:30 p.m.)

• Saturday, Jan. 28: Apollo Career Center, Lima, OH (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

• Saturday, Jan. 28: National Museum of the United States Air Force, Dayton, OH (3-5 p.m.)


The South Tour will make fan stops in Kentucky and includes major league infielder Spencer Steer, minor leaguer infielder Nick Northcut, minor league pitcher Levi Stoudt, former catcher Corky Miller, Reds on Radio broadcaster Tommy Thrall, Reds/Bally Sports Ohio broadcaster John Sadak, Reds/Bally Sports Ohio broadcaster Sam LeCure and assistant general manager Sam Grossman.

• Friday, Jan. 27: Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, KY (5:30-7:30 p.m.)

• Saturday, Jan. 28: Greenwood Mall, Bowling Green, KY (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST/10-11:30 a.m. CST)

• Saturday, Jan. 28: LexLive, Lexington, KY (3-5 p.m.)


The Caravan will make additional stops at Reds on Radio affiliates, businesses, community centers and schools.

Appearances and schedules are subject to change. Visit for up-to-date information and schedules.


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