Photo: Doug GrayReds trade LHP Joe Mantiply to the New York Yankees Doug Gray August 9, 2019 21 Comments The Cincinnati Reds have traded left-handed reliever Joe Mantiply to the New York Yankees in exchange for cash considerations. While the trade deadline is now July 31st, that only applies to player that are on teams 40-man roster. Mantiply was not, and thus is eligible to be traded. For the Reds, Joe Mantiply has been in Triple-A Louisville almost for the entire season. He made one appearance in Double-A, back in May. He was coming off of the injured list, pitched in that one game, then went back on the injured list for another five weeks. When he returned to the mound it was in Triple-A for the Louisville Bats. That’s where he’s been ever since. Overall on the season for Louisville he’s posted a 3.72 ERA in 30.1 innings with just two home runs allowed, he’s walked just three batters, and he’s struck out 26 of them. He’s been on a strong run of late. After allowing five runs in an inning to Toledo on July 13th he’s given up just one run in his last nine games, spanning 16.1 innings (0.55 ERA). Left-handed hitters haven’t had a lot of success against him this season, but the sample size is rather small. In 36 plate appearances against Joe Mantiply in 2019, lefties are hitting just .229 with a .250 on-base percentage. But when they do get hits, they’ve gone for extra-base hits. Half of the eight hits he’s given up to lefties have been for extra bases. The Yankees may be looking at Mantiply as a potential September call up to give them another left-handed reliever out of their bullpen as they fight for positioning in the American League playoffs. For the Reds, they’ll be compensated for moving the left-hander. It is interesting, though, that Cincinnati seems to need a lefty in their bullpen in a bad way with Wandy Peralta now in Triple-A and Amir Garrett facing a suspension that’s over a week long and Mantiply didn’t seem to be in the plans. Perhaps it’s due to the fact that he’s not on the 40-man, so it would require a move or two in order to make it happen, but it’s interesting nonetheless. Share this:FacebookTwitterRedditPocket 21 Responses JPSER05 August 9, 2019 Speaking of LH relievers….Any news or update on Cody Reed? RojoBenjy August 9, 2019 Or for that matter, another LHP cleared waivers…Tony Sipp. He can’t be as bad as Wandy or Hernandez…right? Haven August 9, 2019 I can’t believe Hernandez is still on the team. Colorado Red August 9, 2019 DFA, DFA, DFA, For Gods sake, please DFA him. AirborneJayJay August 9, 2019 You have your wish. Hernandez is DFA’d. Big Sal coming back. SteveO August 9, 2019 Interesting comment by Jody Davis about Jackson Stephens saying he looked a little bored at times. If that’s his attitude, DFA him immediately and give his roster spot to Kuhnel. Bring up Kuhnel to replace Hernandez. J. August 9, 2019 Yes, DFA a 23 year old prospect. Good move… Geez! Doug Gray August 9, 2019 Jackson Stephens is 25. MikeinSoCal August 9, 2019 On May 11 in a game in San Francisco Hernandez pitched two innings in relief. He struck out five of the six batters he faced. His era was .289. He was brought in again the next night even though he had pitched the two innings the night before. He pitched poorly, gave up three hits in the inning, took the loss and a blown save. This was the beginning of his decline. He hasn’t done well since that two inning stint. Maybe injury? Maybe the two innings and used on back to back nights was out of his comfort zone. The Reds can’t afford to use him now. Have to give his spot to a youngster. Matthew O'Neal August 9, 2019 Maybe the Reds are planning to trial by fire Brandon Finnegan whenever Garrett starts serving his suspension. RedsKoolAidDrinker August 9, 2019 I’d be ok with that idea. AirborneJayJay August 9, 2019 David Hernandez has been DFA’d. Yea. Will miracles never cease. Cguy August 9, 2019 David Hernandez just had day/night seasons. Last year 5-2 with a 2.57 ERA. This year 2-5 with an 8.02 ERA. He gave the Reds everything he had. Evidently, he finally ran out. Good luck Dave. DanD August 9, 2019 Who will replace Hernandez on the 40 man? Finnigan? MK August 9, 2019 Matt Lloyd playing for Dragons tonight though no team transactions lists make note of this change. Homered his first time up. Chris Welsh thought Hernandez might be having arm issues tonight. Doug Gray August 9, 2019 The Lloyd move happened yesterday. I haven’t gone and looked at the team transaction pages, but it was a move made yesterday. MK August 9, 2019 Thanks, didn’t see it on Greeneville or Dayton transactions. Doug Gray August 10, 2019 He came from Billings, so it wouldn’t have showed up on the Greeneville page. Not sure why it wasn’t listed on the Dayton page, though. kevinz August 9, 2019 Hern is getting older but looking at his track record he is good every other season. Last year was his good year which should traded at deadline last year . Martino August 9, 2019 I can’t imagine the Yankees sent a HUGE pile of cash and certainly not a trainload, but it’ll be interesting to see if it translates into free agency spending this off season. Doug Gray August 10, 2019 It won’t. If it was even $10,000, I’d be surprised.