The Cincinnati Reds have traded right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau to the Colorado Rockies for cash considerations. It was just yesterday that the Reds designated the righty for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for their new trade additions. What’s a bit perplexing is that it was also just yesterday in which the organization acquired right-handed reliever Mychal Givens in a trade with….. the Colorado Rockies. Now, less than 24 hours later, Goudeau is heading to the Rockies organization in a separate trade.
The Cincinnati Reds also made two other moves this morning. Ryan Hendrix was optioned to Triple-A Louisville, but he won’t be joining the Bats right now as he was placed onto the taxi squad with the Reds and will remain with them on their road trip for now. The team also officially added Mychal Givens to their 26-man roster. Givens, the newest addition to the Reds bullpen, should be ready to pitch this afternoon against the Chicago Cubs if needed.
Ryan Hendrix has had an inconsistent year with Cincinnati. He’s posted a 5.97 ERA in 31.2 innings while allowing 33 hits, eight homers, walking 16 (2 IBB), and striking out 35 batters. He’s performed much better against lefties (.795 OPS) than righties (.944 OPS).
Ashton Goudeau is piling up the frequent flier miles, probably. The pitcher began November with the Colorado Rockies. Since then he’s been acquired by the Pirates, the Orioles, the Giants, the Dodgers, the Rockies again, the Reds, and now the Rockies for yet another time. During the 2021 season he pitched in five games for Cincinnati. Over his 9.0 innings of work he posted a 4.00 ERA, allowed eight hits, one home run, walked nine (three were intentional) and he picked up five strikeouts against the 44 hitters that he faced. Much of his time was spent with Triple-A Louisville where he made five starts and three relief appearances while posting a 4.65 ERA over 31.0 innings pitched.