The Reds have selected left-hander Jesse Biddle’s contract, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic tweets. The team also placed right-hander Anthony DeSclafani on the paternity list and put infielder Jose Garcia on its taxi squad.
Biddle was a Reds offseason minor league signing who divided 2018-19 among the Braves, Mariners and Rangers. His career began quite well during his first year, in which Biddle tossed 63 2/3 innings of 3.11 ERA/3.88 FIP ball with 9.47 K/9, 4.38 BB/9 and a 55.6 percent groundball rate. But things went south last year for Biddle, who could only muster an 8.36 ERA/6.46 FIP in 28 innings, owing largely to a horrid 7.07 BB/9 and an almost 10 percent drop in grounder rate.
The 28-year-old Biddle will now join a Reds bullpen that, like the team itself, has underwhelmed this season. Reds relievers will go into Tuesday 26th in the majors in ERA and 23rd in FIP.
he rises from the ashes once more
The guy doesn’t quit, got to respect that
Yup. Must be real tough decision to want to get paid 100’s of thousands of dollars to do a job poorly. Real tough.
Braves trash is Reds treasure
That would be Lucas Sims.
it’s an age old tradition.. Rick Mahler, Ron Gant, Deion, Terry Pendleton, and many, many more
Braves surely got plenty of trash. Never seen so many top 50 prospects from one organization vanish into irrelevance
Reds slip farther out of contention it would be nice to see what Jose Garcia can do with some big league ABs, maybe slip Galvis into DH here and there
Be nice to see reds try to win some games. Fire bell and hitting coach. There’s still time this year.
but we can’t fire Bell he’s a MOELLER GRADUATE!
Fun fact: his brother was the bass player for The Roots and produced some of their stuff as well.