The Cincinnati Reds have outrighted outfielder Delino DeShields to Triple-A Louisville. It was never announced that he was designated for assignment, but apparently he was and today he cleared waivers.
Cincinnati picked up Delino DeShields from the Boston Red Sox on August 31st. He had been with them in the minor leagues for the previous few weeks after they had acquired him from the Texas Rangers on August 4th. DeShields had spent the entire 2021 season in the minors prior to landing with the Reds at the end of August. Cincinnati called him up and he played in 25 games down the stretch and he performed well in the role he was asked to fill.
The Reds outfield had been depleted by both injuries and by poor performance. Delino DeShields came in and filled a role as a part-time outfielder and in his 58 plate appearances hit .255/.375/.426 with 5 doubles, a home run, 2 steals, 9 walks, and 11 strikeouts. He would start 10 games in center and come off of the bench in 8 others to take over the position. He also started in left field for 3 games with Cincinnati.
The move puts the Cincinnati 40-man roster at 39 players, but also includes 3 players that are on the 60-day injured list.