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Reds acquire RHP Art Warren

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Add another cheap pitcher to the Reds bullpen sweepstakes.

I’ll admit, even as a Cincinnatian I had to look up where Napoleon, Ohio was. It’s apparently outside of Toledo. Cool. Having a Bearcat in the fold will be the first since Skeeter Barnes played for the Reds in 1989.

Warren went straight from AA to the big leagues in 2019, making his debut for the Mariners with a cup of coffee of 5 13 innings without allowing a run. The Rangers picked him up off of waivers on October 21st and was designated for assignment by the Rangers on December 26th. As a 27-year-old, he’ll compete for a spot in the Reds’ bullpen, and even if he doesn’t make the team out of spring training, could prove to be a midseason bullpen option if the Reds can keep him on the roster. The Reds’ roster is now at 35, so plenty of space there still.