Last April, the Reds claimed starting pitcher Dan Straily off waivers from the Padres. So they grabbed a player they only needed to pay the league minimum without losing any other player. Now, Straily has been dealt to the Marlins for three prospects, per multiple reports (Jeff Passan first).

Quite a flip, eh?

Straily was 14-8 last year for a bad Reds team with a 3.76 ERA (113 ERA+), 1.19 WHIP and 162 strikeouts in 191 1/3 innings. Of course, he allowed a league-high 31 home runs and the 73 walks a bit high, leading to a 4.88 FIP. Given Straily’s career marks (4.60 ERA and 4.71 FIP before last season), it would appear the Reds brilliantly sold high here on the 28 year old.

The return (per Passan and Jim Bowden): Minor-league pitcher Luis Castillo, right-handed pitcher Austin Brice and minor-league outfielder Isaiah White.

Castillo, 24, was 8-6 with a 2.26 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 103 strikeouts in 131 2/3 innings between High-A and Double-A last season.

Brice, 24, worked 14 innings in the majors last season. He coughed up a 7.07 ERA, but only had a 1.00 WHIP and struck out 14 hitters. In 102 innings between Double-A and Triple-A, he had a 2.74 ERA.

White is only 20 and was drafted in the third round out of high school in 2015, so he’s a long-term prospect. He hit .214/.306/.301 with five stolen bases in 51 Low-A games last season.

The Marlins’ rotation now figures to be Wei-Yin Chen, Edinson Volquez, Tom Koehler, Dan Straily and Jeff Locke in some order.


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