Reds claim Luke Farrell off waivers from Dodgers

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The Cincinnati Reds announced on Wednesday that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Luke Farrell — who will report to Triple-A Louisville — off waivers from the Dodgers. Furthermore, outfielder Scott Van Slyke was designated for assignment.

Farrell, the son of Red Sox manager, John, was acquired by the Dodgers from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations on July 28. That move came after the right-hander was designated for assignment by the AL club.

He made his MLB debut on July 1, a start against the Minnesota Twins. Over that outing, Farrell allowed five runs on seven hits and three more walks while only completing 2.2 innings. Fortunately, he was aided by some run support and earned a no-decision in the Royals’ 11-6 win over the Twins.

Farrell was drafted in the sixth round by Kansas City in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft out of Northwestern and initially struggled in the minor leagues, compiling a 2-13 with a 5.35 ERA in his first full season.

Van Slyke, the long-tenured Dodger, was traded along with minor league catcher Hendrik Clementina to the Reds in exchange for Tony Cingrani on July 31.

The veteran outfielder was traded to the Reds on the heels of a .122/.250/.293 slash line with 15 strikeouts over 41 at-bats. He had been with the Dodgers since the team drafted him in the 14th round of the 2005 cycle, debuting in May 2012.

Cincinnati sits in last place in the NL Central with a 46-67 record entering Wednesday. The Reds host the Padres for the third of a four-game tilt with the first two games split.



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