The Cincinnati Reds made a trade of sorts on Sunday evening. Last week saw the Reds designated reliever Robby Scott for assignment. That gave them up to 10 days to trade him among several options. And that’s just what happened.

The Reds picked up Robby Scott on waivers from the Boston Red Sox earlier this month. They picked up the lefty on December 10th, adding him to the 40-man roster. In parts of three Major League seasons the left-hander posted a 3.91 ERA in 48.1 innings with 48 hits allowed, 20 walks, and 44 strikeouts. Most of that came in 2017 with Boston where he threw 35.2 innings. In both 2016 and 2018 he threw less than 7.0 innings at the big league level.

The 29-year-old had spent almost his entire 2018 season with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox where he dominated the International League. Over his 45 appearances he posted a 1.86 ERA in 48.1 innings with 21 walks, 1 home run allowed, and he had 63 strikeouts. In the Majors his ERA was 8.10 during the season in his nine appearances. He made one appearance in June, then another in July. Neither went well as he allowed four earned in a combined 2.1 innings. He returned in September and had a better run of things. In those seven games he allowed just two runs, posting a 4.15 ERA in that stretch.

5 Responses

  1. Matt Hendley

    Am I correct in thinking that the 40 man roster spot that opened up when he was DFA’ed was used in the LAD trade?

    • Colorado Red

      Not doug, but we needed 3 spots for the trade.

    • Shchi Cossack

      Yes. The 40-man roster now sits at 40 after the LA trade.

  2. doofus

    They should have made a Robbie for Robbie deal, like the Tanner for Tanner deal.

    I got it, they would have needed to add some more to the trade.

    • LWBlogger2

      They would have needed to add “some” already. Some real prospects 🙂