Reds GM Nick Krall Discusses Pitching Workers

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Reds basic supervisor Nick Krall lately mentioned the workforce’s pitching outlook for 2021 with reporters (together with Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer). The baseball operations head stated he wouldn’t rule out a reunion with high free agent Trevor Bauer however reiterated that the events “haven’t actually had substantial conversations” thus far.
Ought to Bauer depart, the Reds haven’t any scarcity of arms who may compete for rotation spots behind Luis Castillo, Sonny Grey, Tyler Mahle and Wade Miley. Just lately-acquired Jeff Hoffman could possibly be in that blend, as are Tejay Antone and Michael Lorenzen. Krall additionally pointed to former high prospect José De León, who struggled in 5 reduction appearances final season however noticed his velocity spike into the mid-90’s and stays on the 40-man roster. Brandon Bailey, acquired from the Astros final week, additionally has beginning expertise within the minors however is seen as extra of a bullpen choice for Cincinnati, Krall stated.
In fact, there’s additionally been some dialogue of a attainable Grey commerce. Krall didn’t deny studies the group is listening to affords on Grey. He did, nevertheless, downplay the importance, suggesting these discussions have been largely due diligence. It actually stays attainable one other workforce bowls the Reds over with a suggestion within the coming months, however Nightengale suggests the more than likely consequence is that Grey stays put into subsequent season.

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