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Reds Release Barrett Astin

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The Cincinnati Reds have announced that they have released right-hander Barrett Astin.

Astin, 26, is a former third-round draft pick who the Reds acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2014 trade that sent Jonathan Broxton to the Brewers.

Astin excelled in Double-A ball during the 2016 season but struggled at Triple-A, posting a ballooned 5.91 ERA for Louisville.

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Reds Acquire Rob Refsnyder

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The Cincinnati Reds have acquired Rob Refsnyder from the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later, and cash, according to an official team announcement on Twitter.

Refsnyder will immediately report to Triple-A.

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Padres, Dodgers, Reds, Braves, Rays in “Advanced Stages” for Marlins’ J.T. Realmuto

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The Miami Marlins may be closing in on a deal to deal catcher J.T. Realmuto as several teams are considered to be in “advanced stages” in talks about a trade, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.

The report goes on to say that the Cincinnati Reds are in “substantive” talks with the Marlins.

Other teams linked to the deep talks are the San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Yankees, Reds Finalizing Sonny Gray Trade

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The Cincinnati Reds are finalizing a trade with the New York Yankees for veteran starting pitcher Sonny Gray.

The trade, which would send second base prospect Shed Long and a draft pick to New York, has hit a delay as the Reds try to work out a long-term deal with Gray.

As the trade drags on, it is possible that the Yankees could run out of patience and deal Gray elsewhere.

According to MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the Yankees had received multiple offers from teams for Gray as of last Friday, so if the deal with the Reds fall through, they have other options.

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