Quiet Trade Deadline for Reds
The Trade Deadline day Wednesaday was mostly quiet around MLB. One major deal was done — starting pitcher Bud Norris from the Astros to Orioles, was the big move of the day.
For the Reds, it was crickets.
“Today was completely dead — nothing,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. “This was the quietest today deadline day I’ve had. “It started to pick up the last few days like it always does. (Tuesday) was very busy. But in the end, the guys we wanted weren’t available, and didn’t get traded.”
Jocketty would not identify the players the Reds were targeting, but it appeared the club had at least inquired on outfielder Hunter Pence and lefty reliever Javier Lopez from the Giants and Cubs lefty reliever James Russell.
I will have more from Jocketty soon on Reds.com/MLB.com.
The only Reds transaction I can relay for Wednesday is that RHP Greg Reynolds cleared waivers and was sent outright to Triple-A Louisville.