Cincinnati Reds Release Slugger Just Days After Acquiring Him

The Cincinnati Reds have officially released outfielder Hunter Renfroe, marking the end of a disappointing stint with the team.

Renfroe's struggles at the plate were evident, posting a meager .128/.227/.205 slash line over 44 plate appearances during his time with the Reds.

Prior to his release, he had been designated for assignment, effectively making him available for other teams to claim.

One significant consequence of his release is that he would not be eligible to participate in the postseason with a new team this year.

Renfroe's turbulent season began with the Los Angeles Angels, where he managed to hit 19 home runs but still struggled with a .242/.304/.434 slash line.

Upon joining the Reds, his performance further declined, raising questions about his future prospects.

Despite the challenging season, Renfroe's power potential could attract interest from other clubs as he becomes a free agent this winter.

However, his inability to participate in the postseason for the remainder of the year will be a factor teams need to consider when evaluating his potential signing. Photo Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports