Matt Magill spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Louisville, striking out more than a batter per inning, but otherwise he was not overly impressive. Even still, the 27-year-old got his first taste of big league action in three years as a September callup for the rebuilding Reds. It was a small sample of just 4.1 innings in the majors, but Magill was all over the place with five walks and just one strikeout -- which has always been a problem throughout his career. He seems to have fully transitioned away from being a starter at this point, so as he hits the open market he'll likely be looked at as a depth option out of the bullpen. He may get a chance to win a big league roster spot in spring training after signing with the Padres in January, but more likely than not Magill will spend a significant portion of the season back in the minors.
Magill signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Wednesday, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports. Magill spent most of 2016 with Triple-A Louisville in the Reds' organization, where he posted a 4.46 ERA in 42.1 innings over 29 games. He did earn himself a call up to the majors for the first time in three years, pitching 4.1 innings in five games, allowing three earned runs. The 27-year-old reliever is likely to spend most of 2017 as bullpen depth with Triple-A El Paso.
Magill was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Monday. Magill cleared waivers unclaimed and will enter free agency at the end of the World Series, so this was likely just a procedural move. Though the 26-year-old struggled in the minors this year, he found his way on the big league roster as a September call up and posted a 6.23 ERA with five walks in 4.1 innings in the majors.
Magill was recalled by the Reds on Monday. His numbers at Triple-A Louisville weren't overly impressive this season but he did collect 43 strikeouts over 42.1 innings. His biggest issues surround command. The 26-year-old issued 21 free passes over those frames and will need to improve to have a future in the majors.
Magill was reassigned to the Reds minor league camp on Monday. He's still working his way back from elbow surgery, but probably will spend 2016 at Triple-A Louisville.
Magill (elbow) signed a minor league contract with the Reds that includes an invite to spring training, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports. Magill underwent Tommy John surgery last May and was subsequently released by the Reds a month later, but he's now back on with his former club. Given the normal recovery timetable, he's likely out until at least June, but he figures to provide organizational depth in the second half of the season if healthy.
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