Someone explain this one to me:
The Reds have acquired veteran reliever Esteban Yan and cash from the Angels for minor league pitcher Kyle Edens.
Yan, who turns 31 next month, was designated for assignment by the Angels on Friday. He has compiled a 6.85 ERA in 13 appearances this year and is making $1.25 million.
Jerry Narron said the Reds will use Yan, who can throw in the mid-90s, as a short reliever. That means it won’t necessarily be Justin Germano getting the ax when Yan gets here tomorrow.
Edens is a non-prospect, so losing him is no big deal. Yan, on the other hand…why? He’ll be 32 next month, and his career stats are not encouraging. With that 6+ ERA, he should fit right in down there in the ‘pen.
This is a nothing deal, unless the Reds waste a ton of major league innings on Yan, and he performs as we expect. Color me concerned about that.