Reds trade Latos for DeSclafani and Wallach

Reds trade Latos for DeSclafani and Wallach

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Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced during the Winter Meetings the acquisitions of RHP Anthony DeSclafani and C Chad Wallach from the Miami Marlins in exchange for RHP Mat Latos.

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DeSclafani, 24, originally was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the sixth round of the June 2011 first-year player draft. In his Major League debut last season, he made 5 starts and 8 relief appearances for the Marlins but also went 6-7 with a 3.78 ERA in 19 starts and 1 relief appearance for Class AA Jacksonville and Class AAA New Orleans.

Wallach, 23, was the Marlins’ fifth-round pick in the 2013 first-year player draft. In 97 appearances last season for Class A Jupiter and Greensboro, where he was a mid-season South Atlantic League All-Star, he combined to hit .322 with 7 HR and 57 RBI. In his 2 professional seasons, Wallach has hit .293 with 7 HR and 70 RBI over 140 appearances.

 

Latos, 27, last season for the Reds went 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA in 16 starts around stints on the disabled list with right elbow and left knee injuries