Reds To Clutch Phillip Diehl

12: 45pm: The Reds introduced the transfer, adding that lefty Justin Wilson is heading to the 10-day injured list with a soreness in his left elbow. With Wilson sidelined and Diehl up in the Majors, the Reds will quiet have correct one lone southpaw option in the bullpen.

11: 25am: The Reds are deciding on the contract of left-handed reliever Phillip Diehl, reports C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic (Twitter link). It’ll be the Cincinnati native’s first huge league work since appearing with the Rockies in 2020. The Reds have an birth self-discipline on the 40-man roster for the time being, so no corresponding 40-man transfer became once major. The group hasn’t yet introduced the transaction, though, so it’s that you have to to per chance per chance bring to mind it’ll be accompanied by other roster moves.

Diehl, 27, is in his second season with his self-discipline of birth group. He spent the 2021 season with the Reds’ Triple-A affiliate in Louisville, the place he pitched to 2.47 ERA with a 33%  strikeout charge in opposition to a 5.6% stroll charge in 54 2/3 innings of reduction. In spite of that exhibiting, Diehl didn’t procure a stumble on in the large leagues with the Reds, who claimed him off waivers from the Rockies in early April and handed him through waivers a month later.

This season, Diehl has has yielded four earned runs on five hits and a stroll with 11 strikeouts through eight frames. He’ll give manager David Bell a second southpaw option in a bullpen that had beforehand ideally helpful incorporated oldschool Justin Wilson.

In 13 1/3 career Well-known League innings, Diehl has allowed 13 runs. He’s been excellent at Triple-A courting encourage to final season, on the opposite hand, and has a protracted history of each and each missing bats (31.1% strikeout charge) and limiting free passes (6.7% stroll charge) in parts of six minor league seasons.

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