Beams Acquire Brian O’Grady, Designate Jesus Aguilar For Assignment
By Jeff Todd | November 27, 2019 at 11:54am CDTThe Rays have obtained outfielder/first baseman Brian O’Grady from the Reds, per club declarations. The Cincinnati association will get a player to be named and money in the swap.
First baseman Jesus Aguilar was assigned for task to make list space. He had been anticipated to procure $2.5MM in discretion.
O’Grady is a left-gave hitter who earned his originally took shots at the majors a year ago. He fought in restricted open doors yet generally demonstrated well in 2019. Over 489 Triple-A plate appearances, O’Grady cut .280/.359/.550 with 28 grand slams. The 27- year-old is optionable and moderate, making him a potential profundity piece for Tampa Bay.
Aguilar had essentially not executed as trusted when he was gotten in the 2019 season. He turned in a .261/.336/.424 batting line in 107 plate appearances — insufficient to spur the club to focus on his pay and keep on tieing up a program spot. Aguilar’s enormous 2018 season makes him a captivating purchase low focus for clubs intrigued by a respectable starting point/DH help.