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Derek Law: Cut loose by Reds
Law was non-tendered by Cincinnati on Friday.
Law posted a solid 3.60 ERA with 45 strikeouts over 55 innings this past year for the Reds, but they have opted to avoid paying him a raise in salary arbitration. The veteran reliever was projected to command around $1.4 million in 2024. He is now a free agent.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Notches second save
Law gave up two hits in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his second save of the season in a 3-2 win over the Mets.
With Alexis Diaz having pitched three of the prior four days, Reds manager David Bell had to get creative to protect a late lead, and Fernando Cruz worked the seventh and eighth innings before handing the ball off to Law. The right-hander made things interesting, serving up singles to Daniel Vogelbach and Francisco Alvarez, but he got Pete Alonso to ground out to escape the jam. Law has been struggling lately, posting a 10.80 ERA and 2.52 WHIP over his last 10 appearances, and his last hold or save prior to Saturday came July 3, so he's unlikely to see regular high-leverage duty down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Opening Thursday's contest
Law will serve as the Reds' opening pitcher for Thursday's game against the Tigers, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Thursday's game will mark the third start of the season for Law, who probably won't more more than an inning or two before turning the game over to Ben Lively (illness), who is expected to operate as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen in his return from the COVID-19-related injured list. The 32-year-old righty has pitched to a 3.83 ERA and 1.44 WHIP across 49.1 innings for Cincinnati this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Saves bullpen in loss
Law allowed one hit over 2.1 scoreless innings in Saturday's 7-3 loss to Washington.
Law, who entered with the Reds down 6-0, ate up seven outs between the sixth and eighth innings. The right-hander has worked largely in middle relief for the Reds and has posted a 3.68 ERA in 14.2 innings since his return from the injured list in early July. Control has been an issue, as it has been throughout his career; Law's issued 20 free passes over 35.2 innings (5.0 BB/9) this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Makes return from IL
The Reds reinstated Law (elbow) from the 15-day injured list Sunday.
Law will rejoin the Reds ahead of their series finale against the Padres after he had been on the shelf for the past six weeks with a mild flexor mass strain. Cincinnati gave Law the green light to rejoin its bullpen after he struck out four batters over three scoreless innings across his three rehab appearances in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Moves rehab to Triple-A
Law (elbow) had his rehab assignment transferred Wednesday to Triple-A Louisville.
Law is one step away from returning to the Reds' bullpen following what has already been a five-week absence for a right elbow flexor mass strain. He had pitched to a 2.57 ERA in 21 innings for the Reds prior to the IL stint and worked a perfect rehab frame on 14 pitches this past Sunday at High-A Dayton.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Makes rehab appearance
Law (elbow) began a rehab assignment with High-A Dayton on Sunday and struck out a batter over a perfect inning.
Because Law has been on the shelf since May 19 with a right flexor mass sprain, he'll likely require additional tune-ups in the minors before the Reds are ready to welcome him back from the 15-day injured list. Prior to being deactivated, Law bagged three wins, two holds and one save over his 20 appearances while pitching to a 2.57 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 21 innings.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Throws live bullpen session
Law (elbow) threw a live bullpen session Wednesday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Law has been out since May 19 while nursing an elbow sprain, but he could be set to launch a rehab assignment in the near future. The reliever has produced a 2.57 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with 20 strikeouts over 21 innings spanning 20 appearances -- including two starts -- with the Reds this season.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Resting for 10 days
Law has been diagnosed with a mild flexor mass strain and will rest for 10 days, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Elbow injuries are always a significant worry for any pitcher, but Law's seemingly could have been much worse. He'll still have to build back up after his rest period, however, so his absence will presumably extend beyond the minimum 15 days.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Lands on IL with elbow sprain
Cincinnati placed Law on the 15-day injured list Friday, retroactive to May 17, with a right elbow sprain.
Law has delivered an impressive 2.57 ERA through 21 innings this season, at times working as an opener, so this is a fairly significant blow to the Reds' staff. It's unclear how long he might be sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Opening another game
Law will be used as an opener again Saturday against the Marlins, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Nick Lodolo was expected to start but was scratched due to a sore calf, so it will be Law on the mound to start and potentially Levi Stoudt who handles the bulk of the innings. Law also opened Thursday's game against the Mets, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings with a walk and a strikeout.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: To work as opener Thursday
Law will work as the Reds' opening pitcher Thursday against the Mets, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Law has a 3.00 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with 18 strikeouts in 18 innings this season. He has recorded four or more outs in five of his 17 appearances. Ben Lively will likely work as the primary pitcher after Law covers an inning or two, per Sheldon.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Falls to 0-2
Law (0-2) was charged with a loss and a blown save against Atlanta on Monday. He did not record an out.
The 32-year-old had the chance to save a 4-3 game in the 10th inning but promptly gave up a two-run shot to Sean Murphy on his first pitch. Law had a save and a hold through three scoreless appearances but has now been tagged with four runs and a pair of losses in his last two games. Alexis Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth inning Monday.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Earns save with Diaz unavailable
Law picked up the save in Monday's 7-6 win over the Cubs. He allowed two hits in one scoreless inning without a walk or a strikeout.
Alexis Diaz was unavailable after pitching the prior two days, so Law stepped in to close out Monday's victory. The right-hander was the last of six Reds relievers to appear in the game behind starter Connor Overton. It was Law's first save since 2019, and while he's not the most dominant pitcher in terms of strikeouts, Law is the most experienced arm in the Cincinnati bullpen.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Added to Opening Day roster
The Reds selected Law's contract Thursday.
Law won an Opening Day bullpen spot in Cincinnati and could quickly rise into a prominent setup role. Alexis Diaz is of course the clear frontrunner for saves.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Pitches way on to Opening Day squad
The Reds informed Law on Sunday that he has won a spot on the Opening Day roster, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Since Law had been attending big-league camp as a non-roster invitee, the Reds will have to open up room for him on the 40-man roster prior to Thursday's season opener versus the Pirates. The 32-year-old journeyman right-hander likely entered spring training on the outside looking in for a spot in Cincinnati's Opening Day bullpen, but he earned a roster berth after striking out 10 while churning out a 1.23 ERA and 0.68 WHIP in 7.1 innings. Law may start the season in a middle-relief role, but if he carries over his strong run of form from spring training into April, he could quickly settle in as one of the top setup men for closer Alexis Diaz.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Back with Cincinnati
Law re-signed Monday with the Reds on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to MLB spring training.
Law elected free agency in November after the Reds dropped him from their 40-man roster, but he'll be rejoining the organization in 2023 and will get the chance to battle for a spot in the big club's Opening Day bullpen. The 32-year-old right-hander made 17 appearances in the majors in 2022 between Cincinnati and Detroit, logging a 4.12 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 17:8 K:BB across 19.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Derek Law: Designated for assignment
Law was designated for assignment by the Reds on Tuesday.
Splitting time between Detroit and Cincinnati last season, Law was dominant out of the bullpen, recording a 1.13 ERA through his first 13 appearances. His ERA then shot up to 17.18 over his final four appearances. Should Law clear waivers, he will have to regroup in Triple-A before the Reds bring him back into their bullpen.... See More ... See Less
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