The Reds announced that they’ve reinstated reliever Pedro Strop from the injured list and designated him for assignment. In other moves, the club selected infielder Jose Garcia and optioned outfielder Travis Jankowski to its alternate site.
If this is the end of the right-handed Strop’s run with the Reds, it’ll go down as short-lived and unmemorable. The former Ranger, Oriole and Cub signed with the Reds for a one-year, $1.825MM guarantee in the winter, but he threw a mere 2 1/3 innings of three-run ball (one earned) before landing on the IL earlier this month with a right groin strain. The 35-year-old Strop does bring a quality MLB track record to the table, though, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him end up with another team if he’s healthy.
The Reds aren’t wasting any time with Garcia, who will start at shortstop for the team Wednesday. It’s a big leap for the 22-year-old Garcia, who hasn’t yet played above High-A ball, where he slashed .280/.343/.436 with eight home runs and 15 stolen bases in 452 plate appearances last season. Garcia’s now the Reds’ seventh-ranked prospect at Baseball America, which writes that he has the potential “to jump to the top of Cincinnati’s system with continued performance.”
the same Garcia who hasnt hit AA yet?
Ya the same one that hit 4 HR’s in Spring training this year before the shut down and flashed a brilliant glove at SS
Oh they designated strop lol nice post
Link is wrong Jose Garcia.
Is this because Strop isn’t healthy? Because if he is able to be healthy again I could see a decent market for him.
This doesn’t make much sense
Maybe they are showcasing Garcia before the trade deadline.
Garcia isn’t going anywhere with the taxes they paid to draft him.
He’s offense and after the force out at home against the Brewers Monday night they need a heads up, offensive and defensive go-getter shortstop!!
I don’t understand the Strop release, 1 ER in 3 innings before his injury, is gold in that Reds’ bullpen!
Clearly they feels guys like Antone, Jones, etc. are ahead of Strop at this point and decided they had no spot for him coming back from the injured list. It is odd they would prefer Biddle to him, but maybe he’s there for length since Strop doesn’t provide that.
A lot of the Reds bullpen woes have come from their main guys, guys they would be rash to give up on. The complimentary parts have been the bright spot.
No more postponements, coming back no one may watch, hey black lives matter but not BLM, read the manifesto, they should b concerned about black on black crimes and and aborted black babies, there is a hidden agenda, there needs to be reform but not riots and destruction
Get a life Jim. One that matters