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Red Sox have reportedly checked with Reds on bullpen arms

Connor Donahue
July 25, 2018 - 2:04 pm

Zach Britton might be a Yankee, but that doesn’t mean the Red Sox aren’t still looking for bullpen help.

Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported that the Red Sox, along with Rockies, Braves and Phillies, have checked in with the Reds on a number of bullpen arms. The group of names includes Raisel Iglesias, Amir Garrett, David Hernandez and Jared Hughes.

One source told Morosi that Cincinnati has no plans to move Garrett, but the other three names should be on the table.

Iglesias, 28, is a right-handed closer and the owner of a 1-1 record with 19 saves and a 2.20 ERA in 40 games with the Reds this season. He is under contract through the 2021 season.

Hernandez and Hughes were both signed to two-year free-agent contracts last offseason. Both own ERA’s under 2.00: Hughes at 1.56 in 45 games and Hernandez at 1.75 in 31 games.

Garrett is most likely off the trading block, but just in case, he’s put up a 0-2 record in his first season as a reliever. Garrett owns a 3.75 ERA in 48 games, the 26-year-old is currently under contract for five more seasons beyond this year.

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