The Reds reassigned Shipley to their minor-league camp Monday. Shipley, a 2013 first-round pick of the Diamondbacks, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2018. He'll likely report to Triple-A Louisville when the minor-league season begins in May.
Shipley signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Wednesday as a non-roster invitee. Shipley will get the chance to compete for a major-league roster spot during spring training after being let go by the Royals at the beginning of September. The right-handed swingman hasn't appeared in the big leagues in either of the past two seasons but posted a 5.95 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 95.1 innings with Triple-A Reno in 2019.
The Royals released Shipley on Monday. Shipley's release will open up a spot in the Royals' 60-man roster pool. The right-hander had been working out at the Royals' alternate training site since the conclusion of summer camp.
Shipley will be a part of the Royals' 60-man player pool this season, Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reports. Shipley was in camp on a minor-league deal prior to the shutdown. He was once a top prospect in the Diamondbacks' system, but he has been languishing with earned run averages north of 5.00 at Triple-A over the last few seasons.
Shipley agreed to a minor-league contract with the Royals on Tuesday. Shipley has thrown 100 innings in the majors, all for the Diamondbacks. The 2013 first-round pick hasn't shown much in those innings, posting a 5.49 ERA and a 14.3 percent strikeout rate. He spent all of 2019 with Triple-A Reno, struggling to a 5.95 ERA in 95.1 innings of work. He'll make $600,000 if he makes the big-league roster, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
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