MLB Rumors: Cincinnati Reds Are "Willing To Trade" 2021 Rookie Of The Year

The Cincinnati Reds are facing a crucial decision regarding second baseman Jonathan India, the 2021 NL Rookie of the Year.

Reports from's Mark Feinsand indicate that the team is open to trading the talented infielder in their quest to bolster their struggling starting rotation.

Despite India's impressive offensive performance and three years of team control remaining, the Reds' surplus of promising middle infield prospects, combined with the urgency to address their pitching staff's needs, has put India's future with the team in question.

India's .251/.338/.411 batting line, along with 14 home runs and 12 stolen bases, has made him an attractive trade candidate for other teams in need of offensive firepower.

The Reds are reportedly seeking young, controllable starting pitchers in return, a move that could potentially help solidify their position in the competitive NL West division and secure a playoff spot.

While there was no rush to trade India as of June 1, the team may reevaluate the situation and explore the trade market further as the MLB trade deadline on August 1 approaches.

Fans and baseball enthusiasts alike will be keeping a close eye on how this situation unfolds and whether the Reds ultimately decide to part ways with their promising young talent. Photo Credit: Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODAY Sports