Reds Reunite With Veteran to Improve Pitching Depth

Tyler Maher
The Cincinnati Reds are reuniting with a veteran pitcher.
The Cincinnati Reds are reuniting with a veteran pitcher. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Coming off their seventh losing season in nine years, the Cincinnati Reds have a lot of work to do if they want to bounce back from last season's 62-100 debacle. That includes revamping the pitching staff, which posted the third-worst ERA in the National League last year (4.86).

The Reds added some pitching depth on Monday by bringing back a familiar face from 2022.

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Cincinnati has opted to bring back veteran reliever Derek Law on a minor-league deal.

Law, 32, was picked up by the Reds last August after being released by the Detroit Tigers. The right-hander proved serviceable down the stretch, posting a 4.08 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings with Cincinnati.

Apparently, Law made a good impression on his new team, who liked what they saw enough to give him another shot. Law has already pitched for five teams in his six-year career, logging a 4.21 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP in 201 career innings.

Law's numbers last year were his best since his rookie year in 2016, so perhaps the Reds are banking on his continued improvement. Cincy could certainly use another quality arm in the bullpen, which finished 2022 with the third-worst ERA (4.72) in baseball.

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