A few chaotic events come about right as the 2020 MLB trade deadline comes and goes with the Cincinnati Reds making two moves, the newsworthy one being the acquisition of closer Archie Bradley. The Arizona Diamondbacks have been busy, and this trade with the Reds lands them utility player Josh Van Meter as well as outfielder Stuart Fairchild.
Reds get Archie Bradley, source tells The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 31, 2020
Utilityman Josh Van Meter and outfielder Stuart Fairchild are headed to the Diamondbacks for Archie Bradley, sources tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 31, 2020
Archie Bradley has pitched in a total of nine games on the season, totaling 10.2 innings pitched. Bradley has pitched himself to a 4.22 ERA, a 1.50 WHIP, and punching out 12 strikeouts, but also allowing 13 hits so far in the 2020 season. He will now join a 15-19 Reds team that is looking to bring in-depth, and Bradley will allow for just that.
In return, the Diamondbacks are getting Van Meter, who has found his way into fourteen games so far for the Reds organization in 2020 but will now join an outfield that just lost out on Starling Marté.
The Diamondbacks have been busy, trading Robbie Ray to the Toronto Blue Jays as well as moving Marté to the Miami Marlins as the trade deadline has passed. The Reds also completed a smaller trade to add some outfield depth in the form of outfielder Brian Goodwin from the Los Angeles Angels.