Okay, it’s not what you think:
According to multiple sources, the Reds have added right-handed pitcher Kanekoa Texeira.
Texeira posted a 2.84 ERA in 6 1/3 innings with the Royals last season, but his WHIP was an astronomical 2.526. He allowed 13 hits and 3 walks in those 6 1/3 innings. Small sample size, but in a larger sample size – 67 2/3 innings over two seasons with the Mariners and Royals – his WHIP is still 1.685, which is far from stellar.
It is what it is. Bullpen depth.