Angels need starter, Reds have them
As the Reds lousy 1-6 road trip was in its final woeful game vs. the Cardinals last night, the Angels got a huge bummer when top starting pitcher Garrett Richards went down with a knee injury covering first base. Richards, who was carted off the field, will be out for the season.
Read the story from MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez here.
What does this mean for the Reds? It could mean that the contending Angels might be calling GMs, including the Reds’ Walt Jocketty to inquire about starters.
Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon are all headed to third-year of arbitration eligibility with the Reds Deals after July 31 are harder to make. Players have to clear waivers, etc. But if there’s a deal to be had and the Reds can get some help for 2015 with 2014 looking as bleak as ever, it’d be smart to at least take a look.