The Reds have outrighted infielder/catcher Jordan Pacheco, per a club announcement. He declined an assignment after clearing waivers, instead electing free agency.
Pacheco’s roster spot was needed as the club executed a series of moves relating to their pitching staff. Veteran righty Alfredo Simon was placed on the 15-day DL, while Michael Lorenzen was activated from the 60-day DL.
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Cincinnati wasn’t getting much from Pacheco, who is valued most for his unusual ability to play behind the dish as well as elsewhere in the infield. He wasn’t seeing action at catcher for Cincinnati, and over 51 plate appearances had recorded only eight hits without a single walk while going down 14 times via strikeout.
Pacheco has seen action in six MLB seasons, including this one. Through 1,149 plate appearances at the game’s highest level, he owns a .272/.310/.365 slash line.