Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer is headed to the Reds. The Indians will receive outfielder Yasiel Puig as part of the deal, along with Padres outfielder Franmil Reyes and pitcher Logan Allen. The Padres will receive Reds top prospect Taylor Trammell.
In addition to Puig, Reyes and Allen, the Indians are also receiving rookie-level infielder Victor Nova from the Padres and left-handed pitching prospect Scott Moss from Cincinnati.
GOOD MORNING.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) July 31, 2019
We have acquired OF Yasiel Puig and LHP Scott Moss from the Cincinnati Reds, and OF Franmil Reyes, LHP Logan Allen, and INF Victor Nova from San Diego Padres as part of a three-team trade.
RHP Trevor Bauer has been traded to the Cincinnati Reds. pic.twitter.com/3FgVLtpdug
OFFICIAL: The #Reds have acquired RHP Trevor Bauer from the Indians as part of a three-team deal. Cincinnati sends OF Yasiel Puig and minor league LHP Scott Moss to the Indians, minor league OF Taylor Trammell to the Padres. pic.twitter.com/iCyBlcTePw— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 31, 2019
The deal became official on Wednesday morning. But before it was, Puig was involved in a bench-clearing brawl alongside his Reds teammates during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s night game against the Pittsburgh Pirates minutes after the trade had been reported.
The Reds' and Pirates' benches have cleared. pic.twitter.com/za8hYc0zuX— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) July 31, 2019
The Trade.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2019
Indians get: Franmil Reyes, Logan Allen, Yasiel Puig, Victor Nova, Scott Moss.
Reds get: Trevor Bauer.
Padres get: Taylor Trammell.
It’s difficult to imagine there being a larger deal in terms of the big names, prospects and number of teams involved.
How it helps the Indians
For Cleveland, this trade adds much needed power to a lineup that’s produced the 11th fewest home runs (140) in MLB this season. Puig and Reyes have each popped at least 20 so far in 2019, which makes their return unprecedented in MLB history.
How it helps the Reds
For Cincinnati, it adds another ace type pitcher to build around as the team looks to take another step toward competing in the NL Central. Bauer will form a strong 1-2 punch with the vastly underrated Luis Castillo.
How it helps the Padres
As for San Diego, the team gets younger and more athletic. Taylor Trammell is the player to watch in this trade. He’s viewed as one of the most talented position player prospects in baseball right now. When he joins Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias, that will give San Diego a fun core to build on.
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