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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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Athletics Acquire Tanner Roark

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Tanner Roark

The Oakland Athletics have acquired right hander Tanner Roark from the Cincinnati Reds, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

As part of the deal, outfielder Jamerson Hannah will be heading to Cincinnati, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, the Reds will pick up $2.1 million of Roark’s remaining salary.

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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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