Cincinnati Reds Release 9-Year Veteran Pitcher

The Cincinnati Reds have recently made the decision to release right-handed relief pitcher Hunter Strickland.

Despite his presence at Triple-A Louisville, Strickland had not been granted the opportunity to showcase his skills in the major leagues this season.

Unfortunately, his performance in Triple-A was far from satisfactory, as he struggled to find consistency on the mound.

Over the course of 11 innings in relief pitching, Strickland surrendered a staggering 14 earned runs on 13 hits, including two home runs. Moreover, he accumulated 12 walks while only managing to strike out eight batters.

With nine seasons of major league experience under his belt, the 34-year-old pitcher has a total of 28 career saves to his name.

However, following his release from the Reds, he is now a free agent in search of a new opportunity to continue his professional baseball career.

In the 2022 season, Strickland appeared in 66 relief appearances for the Reds, posting a 4.91 ERA , a 1.51 WHIP, and a 21.1 percent strikeout rate across 62.1 innings pitched. Photo Credit:  Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports