Reds complete Broxton trade
The Reds received Minor League right-handed pitchers Kevin Shackelford and Barrett Astin on Wednesday to complete the Jonathan Broxton trade from Aug. 31.
Shackelford, 25, split the 2014 season with Class A Brevard and Double-A Huntsville. After he had a 0.87 ERA in 12 games at Brevard, he was 2-4 with a 4.86 ERA in 40 relief appearances.
Once a catcher for Marshall University, Shackelford was a 21st round Draft pick of Milwaukee in 2010 and was promptly converted to a pitcher.
In 27 games – including 18 starts — for Class A Wisconsin, Astin was 8-7 with a 4.96 ERA and four saves. Over 121 2/3 innings, he allowed 132 hits, 36 walks and 12 home runs while striking 81 batters.
Astin, 22, was a third-round Draft pick in 2013 out of the Univ. of Arkansas.