The Reds have designated left-hander Robby Scott for assignment, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports on Twitter. That’ll open roster space for tonight’s big swap.
The 29-year-old Scott was recently nabbed through a waiver claim, but he was obviously seen as a marginal 40-man candidate by the Reds as well as his former team, the Red Sox. He was mostly limited to pitching at the Triple-A level last year, but worked to a 1.86 ERA in 48 1/3 innings there and had contributed 35 2/3 frames of 3.79 ERA ball in the majors in the season prior.
Well he still pitched in the show for Boston in 18. At least he gets a ring while waiting for his next gig
Pretty decent numbers, contenders should take a flyer on him
He’s a decent LOOGY. This era’s Tony Fossas. Someone will grab him.
I have a LOOGY in my throat
Speaking of Tony Fossas… his son is a RP in the minors right now who has a power FB and could be a legit reliever in a year or two. (he was also my teammate in HS – though at that time he was a SS and ironically I was the RP)
That’s pretty cool. Hope he makes it.
I wonder if Astros’ pitching coach Brett Strom could “fix” him.
Nothing to “fix”. He throws upper 80’s to 90 with a decent curve and comes from way over the the side that looks like the lefty is going to get hit.. He gets them out and cannot get RH guys out for the most part throughout his career. “Fix” his mechanics and then he probably gets nobody out with his repertoire.
He needs to be fixed? Lol. He is what he is lefty specialist.
Hopefully he’ll pass through waivers and they can resign him. Could be a nice piece for the bullpen. Put the new pitching coach to work and see what he’s got!
Angels need a lefty in the bullpen
So do the Mets
So do the Red Sox. Just because he’s a lefty doesn’t make him a Scott’s lefty killer. His splits were a little better against lefties in the majors, but it seemed to be mostly batted ball luck. He still walked more than 10% of the lefties he faced, hit 3 more, and gave up 3 of his 7 homers to them too. The batting average on balls in play was .172 with almost no line drives. Nobody can sustain those numbers.
This is the perfect pitcher for a rebuilding team like Baltimore to snap up and hold until some contender is looking for a LOOGY at the deadline. Low risk move with a chance at upside.
Cough Cough……Bleier, Hart and Fry are pretty much LODGYs.