Amir Garrett

#50 RP / Cincinnati Reds / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 228 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Reds' Amir Garrett: Five-game suspension begins Tuesday

      Amir Garrett had his seven-game suspension reduced to five following an agreement between MLB and the MLBPA, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. He'll begin serving the ban during Tuesday's game against the Pirates.Garrett will be eligible to return to action during Sunday's series finale with the Rockies in Colorado. The right-hander was initially handed the seven-game suspension due to his role in a benches-clearing incident that occurred in a May 1 game against the Cubs. After a rocky start to the season that included two blown saves, Garrett has settled in nicely over his last four outings, working four scoreless innings while striking out six. Garrett's absence through Saturday should increase the odds of other high-leverage options like Lucas Sims, Tejay Antone and Sean Doolittle picking up saves.

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      Reds' Amir Garrett: Appealing seven-game ban

      Amir Garrett will appeal the seven-game suspension he received from MLB on Tuesday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.The 29-year-old received the ban for "inciting a benches-clearing incident" during Saturday's matchup with the Cubs. The suspension was set to begin Tuesday versus the White Sox, but Garrett will continue to be available until the appeal process is completed.

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      Reds' Amir Garrett: Blows another lead Monday

      Amir Garrett allowed a two-run homer and was charged with a blown save over just a third of an inning in Monday's 5-3 extra-inning win over the Dodgers.Garrett relieved Lucas Sims with two outs and a man on in the seventh, and he promptly left a hanging slider over the plate that Corey Seager crushed over the center-field fence to tie the game at 3-3. It's been a rough start to the year for the hard-throwing lefty, as he's given up 10 runs and owns an appalling 4:7 K:BB over just 6.1 innings. He may be starting to lose his grip on the closer role with Tejay Antone nearly unhittable in a setup role thus far.

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      Reds' Amir Garrett: Blows three-run lead

      Amir Garrett allowed three earned runs on one hit and two walks while striking out one to blow the save Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.Garrett entered the game in the ninth inning with a 3-0 lead. However, he blew his first save of the season after walking two of the first three batters he faced and then surrendering a three-run home run to Josh VanMeter. Garrett has now walked at least one batter in five of his six outings, which has led to disastrous results. Across 5.1 frames, he has allowed 10 earned runs, eight walks and three home runs. Garrett received a vote of confidence from manager David Bell after the game, though it wouldn't be surprising to see Lucas Sims and potentially even Sean Doolittle or Tejay Antone factor more heavily into the saves picture.

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      Reds' Amir Garrett: Notches second save

      Amir Garrett walked two over one scoreless inning to pick up the save against Arizona on Friday.Garrett came on in the 10th inning and navigated around a pair of walks to pick up his second save of the season. One of the walks was intentional, so the right-hander's control wasn't as off as a quick glance at the box score might suggest. The outing was certainly an improvement over his previous two appearances, during which Garrett yielded a combined five runs and five hits over two innings.

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      Reds' Amir Garrett: Struggles with fastball

      Amir Garrett gave up a grand slam in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 11-4 win over the Pirates, failing to record even a strike with any of the five fastballs that he threw, giving up three hits and two balls. He ultimately struck two batters out with sliders to end the game.This was a dreaded "get work" outing for Garrett, so perhaps we can cut some slack. However, it'll be interesting to see what the Cincinnati Reds do the next time they have a save situation. When Garrett has struggled in the past, it's been with his fastball against right-handed hitters, so this bears watching.

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      Reds' Amir Garrett: Records rocky save

      Amir Garrett got the save in his first outing of the season Monday against the Pirates, despite allowing a solo homer to Bryan Reynolds and a subsequent single and walk, striking out one.This was Garrett's first outing of the season, so one could make an allowance that he was a little rusty after getting very little work this spring. He needed 25 pitches to get through the ninth, so it's possible he might not be up on Tuesday should another save situation emerge.

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      Reds' Amir Garrett: Opening season as co-closer

      Amir Garrett will be considered a closer alongside Lucas Sims early in the season, but the Cincinnati Reds won't open the year with a dedicated closer, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.The joint closer role may wind up being better for the right-handed Sims than for the left-handed Garrett, as Garrett will likely find himself in the ninth inning less than half the time if the Reds strictly play the matchups. The Reds haven't said they'll avoid using a traditional closer all season, however, so Garrett could certainly surpass Sims if he outpitches his teammate early on. He's entering the regular season as hot as possible, striking out all nine batters he's faced this spring after being delayed by a bit of forearm soreness.

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      Reds' Amir Garrett: Generating whiffs with slider

      Amir Garrett (forearm) struck out the side in Tuesday's spring training against the Padres, hitting 95 mph with his fastball and generating six whiffs against seven swings on his slider, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.Garrett is ahead of teammate Lucas Sims, who also pitched Tuesday, in terms of both game action and results so far. Nonetheless, the two relievers are slated to be the top two options at the back end of the Cincinnati Reds' bullpen.

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      Reds' Amir Garrett: Strikes out side

      Amir Garrett (forearm) struck out the side Saturday against the Brewers in a "B" game and afterward stated that he thinks he'll be ready for Opening Day, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.Manager David Bell gave Garrett rave reviews as well Saturday, suggesting that Garrett looked as good as ever. "Velocity, the breaking ball, he was just dominating," Bell said. It's coming down to the last two weeks to decide the closer's job, but this might be a decision that lingers into the regular season. Meanwhile, Lucas Sims pitched in an intrasquad game Sunday and will pitch in a spring training contest against the Padres on Tuesday.