Reds Acquire Outfield Depth from Red Sox

The Cincinnati Reds acquired outfielder Delino DeShields from the Boston Red Sox minor league system.
The Cincinnati Reds acquired outfielder Delino DeShields from the Boston Red Sox minor league system. / Paul Bereswill/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Reds remain in the hunt for their second straight postseason appearance, sitting 0.5-games up in the NL Wild Card standings. With Jesse Winker still on the 10-day injured list and the September roster expansion looming (26 to 28 players), the Reds have acquired additional outfield depth from the Boston Red Sox.

Cincinnati acquired Delino DeShields from the Red Sox minor league system in exchange for cash. In addition to the importance of this new outfield depth, this addition takes on a human interest angle. DeShields' father is the Reds first base coach.

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DeShields last saw MLB action for the Cleveland Indians in 2020. He previously spent five seasons with the Texas Rangers and is regarded as an excellent base-stealer. The speedy outfielder is 21-for-24 in stolen base attempts at Triple-A this season. He also slashed .252/.385/.366 across 84 minor league games.

As Winker continues to rehab on the 10-day injured list, the Reds outfield depth chart slots Nick Castellanos and Tyler Naquin in the starting three. It's suggested that DeShields may complement Naquin as a right-handed hitter in center field.

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