Jagielo made his spring training debut Sunday, starting behind his teammates after having offseason right knee surgery. Jagielo, who was acquired in the Aroldis Chapman trade, will begin the year at Triple-A Louisville most likely, but could eventually be the Reds future third baseman.
Jagielo was traded to the Reds along with three other players in a deal that saw Aroldis Chapman join the Yankees, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. The Yankees' top draft pick in 2013, Jagielo was slashing an impressive .284/.347/.495 with Double-A Trenton before injuring his knee, cutting his season short. He eventually underwent a lateral meniscus scope in early August to repair the injury, but he is expected to be ready for the start of the minor-league season. He's likely a few years away from joining a major league roster.
Yankees third base prospect Eric Jagielo is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after getting hit in the face in late September during an Instructional League game, according to The Journal News. Jagielo will not be able to participate in th Arizona Fall League due to the injury. The 2013 first-round pick (26th) hit .256 with a .461 slugging percentage and .811 OPS in 92 games between the Rookie League and high Class A in 2014. He had 14 doubles, 18 home runs, 46 runs and 58 RBI.