Byrd traded to Giants
The Reds pulled their first waiver trade of the season when Marlon Byrd was sent to the Giants on Thursday for Minor League pitcher Stephen Johnson.
Johnson is a right-handed pitcher at the Double-A level. He was assigned to Double-A Pensacola.
“We see him a relief pitcher. He’s got a big arm,” Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said.. But this is another case of an opportunity to get one of our veteran players to a contending club and a chance to help get a contending club to the postseason.”
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