MLB Rumors: Yankees’ Harrison Bader, Angels’ Hunter Renfroe Claimed by Reds


BRONX, NY - AUGUST 24:  Harrison Bader #22 of the New York Yankees at bat during the Major League Baseball game against the Washington Nationals on August 24, 2023 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Harrison Bader and Hunter Renfroe have actually discovered a brand-new house, and they are both headed to a group fighting for a wild card area.

The Cincinnati Reds declared Bader from the New York Yankees and Renfroe from the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.’s Mark Feinsand and ESPN’s Jesse Rogers initially reported the news.

Bader, who signed up with the Yankees in a 2022 trade from the St. Louis Cardinals, had actually remained in and out of the lineup for the having a hard time Bronx Bombers this year due to a variety of injuries.

However, the 29- year-old has actually still set up some strong numbers, slashing.240/.278/.365 with 7 crowning achievement, 37 RBI and 7 taken bases in 84 video games. He’s generally admired for his defense, having actually won a Gold Glove in 2021 with the Cardinals, and his speed.

Renfroe, a huge power bat, has actually leapt around the majors following a four-year stint with the San Diego Padres to start his profession in2016 He bet the Tampa Bay Rays in 2020, Boston Red Sox in 2021, Milwaukee Brewers in 2022 and started the 2023 season with the Halos.

Renfroe was among 5 Angels waived today as the franchise continues to fall out of playoff contention, signing up with Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo López, Randal Grichuk and Matt Moore.

Like Bader, the 31- year-old is likewise having a strong season at the plate, slashing.242/.304/.434 with 19 crowning achievement and 56 RBI in 126 video games.

Both Bader and Renfroe will be strong additions to the Cincinnati outfield as the franchise intends to reach the postseason for the very first time considering that the 2020 project. The Reds are presently one video game back of a National League wild card berth with a 69-66 record.

With Jake Fraley, Joey Votto, Jonathan India, Matt McLain and Kevin Newman on the hurt list, Bader and Renfroe need to likewise see a good quantity of playing time in the next couple of weeks.

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