Reds claim Bader off waivers from Yankees, Renfroe from Angels

Reds claim Bader off waivers from Yankees, Renfroe from Angels

The Cincinnati Reds claimed outfielder Harrison Bader off waivers from the New York Yankees and outfielder Hunter Renfroe off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels, the club announced Thursday.

The Reds designated outfielders Alejo Lopez and Michael Siani for assignment in corresponding roster moves.

Cincinnati entered play Thursday one game out of a wild-card spot in the National League.

Renfroe will look to provide the Reds with an infusion of power. The Reds are 18th in MLB in home runs (154) and 16th in OPS (.733).

Cincinnati’s current outfield trio is comprised of TJ Friedl, Will Benson, and Nick Senzel. Breakout star Jake Fraley is currently on the injured list with a toe ailment.

Bader is one of baseball’s better defensive outfielders. The 29-year-old ranks in the 95th percentile in outs above average, 89th percentile in outfielder jump, and 92nd percentile in arm strength, according to Baseball Savant. He posted a .643 OPS with seven home runs, 37 RBIs, and 17 stolen bases in 84 games for the Yankees this season.

Bader said Thursday that he’s excited to join the Reds’ push for a postseason spot but also reflected fondly on his time with the Yankees.

“It just means so much to be a New York City kid playing in the Bronx,” Bader said, according to Erik Boland of Newsday.

He added: “No one can ever take the fact that I put that uniform on growing up in that city, which means a lot to me.”

Renfroe is joining his sixth different team in the last five seasons. The 31-year-old made stops with the San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers before joining the Angels this past offseason. He owns a .737 OPS with 19 home runs and 56 RBIs across 126 games this season.

Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.


Full Story »

Comments

Leave a Comment





More in News

Phillies could get key player back from injury for NLCS

The Philadelphia Phillies could be getting a significant boost for ...

Phillies’ Realmuto calls D-Backs’ confidence ‘daunting’

Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto isn't going to take the ...

Rangers activate Max Scherzer for ALCS: What starter means for Texas’ chances vs. Houston

Max is back. The Rangers officially placed starter Max Scherzer ...

2023 MLB odds: Why you should bet on Astros to win the ALCS, MVP pick

Astros baseball in October has become inevitable. FOX Sports MLB ...

Rangers vs. Astros predictions, start time, how to watch, pitching matchups: Live updates

Follow along as the Rangers take on the Astros in ...

Trending on Baseball Chronicle

Dodgers fan names daughter after Mookie following HR proclamation

A Los Angeles Dodgers fan gave his daughter the middle ...

Giants turning to unusual methods to jump-start offense

The San Francisco Giants are turning to some unconventional methods ...

State of Emergency New York: Which NFL and MLB games could be suspended due to Storm Ophelia?

The storm threat is in effect throughout the entire United ...

Shohei Ohtani’s significant unanswered question, Julio Urías arrested

Plus: Jasson Domínguez’s debut and the Twins' offensive output.

Blue Jays’ Guerrero day-to-day with knee inflammation after MRI

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is considered ...