As the clock neared 4 PM ET and the 2020 MLB trade deadline loomed, it was all quiet around the Cincinnati Reds. That didn’t mean they weren’t hard at work, however.
In a pair of moves that came in right at the buzzer, the Reds landed OF Brian Goodwin from the Los Angeles Angels and reliever Archie Bradley from the Arizona Diamondbacks, moves that continued in their mold of trying to compete for a playoff spot this season.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal had the news on both.
Reds get Brian Goodwin from Angels, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 31, 2020
Reds get Archie Bradley, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 31, 2020
In Goodwin, the Reds pick up a versatile left-swinging OF bat, one who has hit .258/.327/.469 (110 OPS+) over the last two seasons since finding a more permanent role with the Angels. The 30 year old bounced around a bit earlier in his career, but comes with team control through the 2022 season and provides some decent pop from the left side.
It cost pitcher Packy Naughton and a PTBNL/cash to pick up Goodwin.
That’ll likely pair nicely with the newly recalled Aristides Aquino, who appears poised to get regular reps now that he’s back with the Reds. MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon relayed that after Aquino was called up earlier today.
That certainly doesn’t sound like great news on the status of Nick Senzel, unfortunately.
As for Bradley, the Reds pick up the righty who has served as Arizona’s closer for most of the last two seasons. The 28 year old former 1st round pick has pitched to a solid 3.61 ERA and 3.23 FIP over those two seasons, logging an impressive 10.8 K/9 in that time. He’s got team control through next season, too, which is likely why the cost to acquire him was relatively meaty.
As ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported, that included both Josh VanMeter and Stuart Fairchild, though the Reds obviously have been busy adding OF depth today, too.