It’s been a busy day in baseball and for the Cincinnati Reds. Earlier today the team picked up right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell on waivers after the Chicago Cubs designated him for assignment. A few hours later the Reds activated utility man Matt Reynolds from the 10-day injured list and designated outfielder Albert Almora Jr. for assignment.
Matt Reynolds didn’t miss much time. He last played for Cincinnati on August 21st before heading to the 10-day injured list. He began a rehab assignment in Triple-A with the Louisville Bats on the 4th, going 3-10 with a walk and an RBI in three games. Now he’s back on the big league roster where he’s hit .246/.314/.338 in 229 plate appearances while playing first base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field, center field, right field, and he’s even pitched in two games.
For Albert Almora Jr. his reign with the Reds appears to be at the end. After joining the big league club on May 5th, he got out to a hot start. In the first 23 games he played in he hit .309/.325/.420. In the 41 games he’s played since then he’s struggled mightily, posting a .172 average, a .258 on-base percentages, and a .306 slugging percentage in 151 plate appearances. His defense was strong in the outfield, but his struggles at the plate were very apparent.