According to Mark Sheldon:
— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) November 8, 2017
Quackenbush is about to turn 29. He was in the Padres organization last year and split time between the big league club and AAA. His xFIP in 26.1 innings for the Padres was 5.10. He had a similar performance (xFIP 5.05) in 60 appearances for the Padres in 2016.
Quackenbush is not “veteran help to the bullpen.” But this is a no-risk signing for the Reds, since it’s a minor league deal.
Steve grew up in Cincinnati as a die-hard fan of Sparky’s Big Red Machine. After 25 years living outside of Ohio, mostly in Ann Arbor, he returned to the Queen City in 2004. He has resumed a first-person love affair with the Cincinnati Reds and is a season ticket holder at Great American Ball Park. The only place to find Steve’s thoughts of more than 140 characters is Redleg Nation. Follow his tweets @spmancuso.