The Reds have claimed left-hander Michael Gosling off waivers from Arizona and designated Luke Hudson for assignment.
Gosling, 25, is a former second-round pick out of Stanford. He saw some time in the majors with the Diamondbacks each of the last two seasons, with a combined 1-4 record and 4.53 ERA in 19 big-league appearances, nine of them starts. A little unsettling: he managed to walk 32 while striking out only 28 in those stints.
I love the fact that Gosling is only 25 and that he already has some major league experience. He does have some serious control problems however, and he also doesn't seem to be terribly hard to hit.
As far as Luke Hudson, I can't say I'm sorry to see him go. The worst thing that ever happened to him was that nice September he had in 2004 which made DanO think he was ready. I think he'll find some success eventually, but I think it's going to come out of the bullpen for some other team.