Reds Bring Back Valuable Bullpen Arm
Hunter Strickland is staying with the Cincinnati Reds.
The Reds announced on Saturday that they have re-signed the veteran reliever to a minor-league deal after he was a key part of their bullpen in 2022.
Cincinnati Reds News
Strickland, 34, proved to be a valuable addition to Cincinnati's relief corps last year. The veteran right-hander appeared in 66 games for the Reds, logging 65 2/3 innings and notching 7 saves. He also gave the team flexibility by always making himself available to pitch whenever needed.
While Strickland's flexibility was appreciated, his 4.91 ERA and 1.51 WHIP weren't great. He'll need to prove himself in Spring Training if he wants to earn his spot back on the MLB roster and rejoin Cincinnati's bullpen.
Even if Strickland doesn't make the team, at least the Reds are giving him a shot. After everything the two-time World Series champ did for them last year, it's the least they could do.