Baltimore Orioles placed versatile infielder Jonathan Villar on waivers on Wednesday. Villar, who was worth four WAR in 2019, is expected to earn around $10 million in 2020 after arbitration.
Nicholas Castellanos completed an impressive turnaround to his 2019 campaign after he was traded from the Detroit Tigers to the Chicago Cubs. Now, after being said to have improved his defensive skill set, he could be a vital part of a not so deep free agent outfield group.
Cincinnati Reds are still looking to end their sub-.500 streak. After much hope, and some curious offseason moves, the 2019 campaign was like many others. Their winning percentage started with a four, though it was their best record since 2014. They were a long way off the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and St Louis Cardinals.
Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has been traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the Oakland Athletics, as reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
The Cincinnati Reds acquired Trevor Bauer as part of a three team trade. The most valuable player that the Reds gave up was Taylor Trammell, who was sent to the San Diego Padres.
The Cleveland Indians traded Trevor Bauer to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night, with the San Diego Padres sending players in a three-team deal.
The New York Yankees have recently checked in on Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tanner Roark, per Jon Heyman.
The National League Central is split by 4.5 games. The Chicago Cubs lead the way at 47-43, the Cincinnati Reds are sitting fifth just five games under .500 at 41-46.
Cincinnati Reds tried to compete in 2019. With a month of the season gone, those hopes are fading fast, leaving them in a tricky position.
Cincinnati Reds have been among the most active teams this winter, adding Yasiel Puig, Alex Wood, Matt Kemp and several others.
The Reds sent second base prospect Shed Long and a competitive balance draft pick for the upcoming 2019 draft to New York in exchange for Gray and minor-leaguer Reiver Sanmartin.
Cincinnati Reds are close to a trade with the New York Yankees to acquire Sonny Gray, according to reports from Jon Heyman.