Cincinnati Reds Sign Former Infielder-Turned-Pitcher

He caught the Cincinnati Reds eye.

The Reds have signed pitcher Pedro Alfonseca to a minor-league contract.

Alfonseca was once an infield prospect in the Cleveland Guardians' organization where he played in Low-A ball back in 2019.

Following that season, he seemingly disappeared but resurfaced pitching on the Rocky Mountain Vibes in the independent Pioneer League where he began making his transition to a pitcher.

He pitched 11.1 innings there, his first innings as a pitcher, posting a brutal 11.91 ERA, 2.65 WHIP, with just nine strikeouts and a whopping 16 walks.

The Reds must see something in his profile that they like, however, as they are taking a chance on him.

With some improved control, Alfonseca could be an interesting pitcher as he has a live arm.
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