July 18, 1989: The Reds swap Kal Daniels and Lenny Harris to the Dodgers for Mariano Duncan and Tim Leary.
Heading into the ’88 season, Daniels looked like a budding superstar with a .311 batting average, .408 OBP, and a .527 SLG in 1044 ABs. But a series of knee injuries prevented Daniels from becoming a regular and affected his play. He was off to a slow start in ’89 (hitting just .218 with 2 HR and 9 RBI) when the trade was made. Daniels retired after the ’92 season at the age of 29.
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