Reds Sign Veteran Right-Hander

The Cincinnati Reds pitching staff has taken a beating this month, with the trades of Luis Castillo and Tyler Mahle, so any veteran arm could come in handy. They've now signed a 6-year vet in right-hander Derek Law.

It's a minor league contract, and for now he'll be assigned to Louisville in Triple-A. 

The soon-to-be 32-year-old was with the Detroit Tigers earlier this season, but was DFA'd earlier this month, cleared waivers and declared free agency.

Law has tossed a total of 183 innings in the majors over the past six years,  mostly in relief, compiling a 4.22 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. His most substantial run came with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2019, when he pitched 60 innings. 

His numbers in the minors, however, are of much more interest. A 2.92 ERA through 11 minor league seasons, with 10.6 K/9. His 4:1 K:BB ratio is also high-caliber. 

With 11 pitchers currently on the injured list, it might not be long before the Reds give him the call. 

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