The Reds (on Twitter) announced that they have released right-handed pitcher Matt Magill to create space on the 40-man roster. In a related move, right-hander Nate Adcock has been promoted to the active roster.
Magill underwent Tommy John surgery in May, ending his season. The 25-year-old’s Major League career consists of six starts for the Dodgers in 2013 that saw him post a 6.51 ERA, 26 strikeouts, and 28 walks over 27 2/3 innings.
A 31st-round pick for the Dodgers in the 2008 draft, Magill owns a 3.99 ERA, 8.9 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9 over 700 2/3 minor league innings. He was traded from Los Angeles to Cincinnati in December in exchange for outfielder Chris Heisey. This year, Magill made three starts for Triple-A Louisville and pitched to a 7.90 ERA and 8.6 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9.
Why wouldn’t they just put him on the 60 day DL? It would open up the same 40 man spot and they could keep his rights. The Reds aren’t so rich with pitching that they can just throw away prospects, even damaged ones like Magill.
because their are 50 other people you get get for MLB min this offseason who are similar or better. Hes a career MiLB ERA of 4 and hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2013 (and won’t pitch in the majors until probably 2017, if ever again)
Yeah, but you also have 29 other teams competing for those 50 other people. And it’s not like they can’t go out and sign those guys anyway. Magill is still just 25, has pitched in the majors before, and was on the 40 man roster so it’s not like he is a class A lottery ticket or anything. The Reds have kept Sean Marshall around even though he has been injured for most of the past 2+ seasons. It just seems like a waste.
Thats because Sean Marshall was owed 16M and they needed to try to get production out of that investment.
theo in 2016
Marshall has also proven himself to be a dominant reliever when healthy.
Jumbo Diaz optioned to AAA to make room for Adcock.