The Cincinnati Reds are trading catcher Ryan Hanigan to the Tampa Bay Rays, his agent Tom O'Connell confirmed to FOX19.
Hanigan will get a new three-year contract with Tampa, O'Connell said. Hanigan made his MLB debut in 2007 and has spent his entire career with the Reds.
Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball
Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty announced acquisition of LHP
David Holmberg from the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a 3-team trade that
sent Hanigan to the Rays.
The Rays also
received from Arizona RHP Heath Bell and cash, while the Diamondacks acquired
from Tampa Bay minor league RHP Justin Choate and a player to be named
will have the opportunity to become a front-line catcher for us," Jocketty
said. "Holmberg provides us with the quality pitching depth that every
The Reds recently signed Brayan Peña to join current catcher Devin Mesoraco.
Holmberg, 22, is
ranked by MLB.com the fifth-best prospect and by Baseball America the
sixth-best prospect in the Diamondbacks system. His control is rated the best
among all Arizona minor leaguers.
In 2013, the Southern League All-Star threw
at least 154 innings for the third straight season. He spent last season at
Class AA Mobile, where in 26 starts he went 5-8 with a 2.75 ERA and 116
strikeouts over 157.1 innings. He made his major league debut and only
appearance of the season for Arizona on August 27 against San Diego.
by the White Sox in the second round of the 2009 first-year player draft,
Holmberg was traded to Arizona with RHP Daniel Hudson for RHP Edwin Jackson on
July 30, 2010.
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