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January 15, 2021 03:28 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Agrees to terms with Cincy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Reds on Friday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of reports.

The left-hander receives a raise from the Reds in his first season of arbitration eligibility. Garrett had a 2.45 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 26:7 K:BB over 18.1 innings during 2020 and will enter spring training in competition for the closer's role following the departure of Raisel Iglesias.

December 16, 2020 12:12 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Wants Reds' closer job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett is one of three current candidates to fill the vacated Reds closer job, along with Lucas Sims and Tejay Antone, Mark Sheldon of reports.

For his part, Garrett already has the confidence and desire for the job. "To me, it's mine to lose," Garrett said Tuesday. "I'm just going to go in there and take it. Not a lot of things are earned, and nothing is given. I'm just going to go and take it." Garrett is coming off of his best season, one in which he posted a 2.45 ERA and 0.93 WHIP with 26 strikeouts in 18.1 innings. It wouldn't be a total shock if the Reds mixed-and-matched in the role, though he has been effective against both lefties and righties the last three years.

September 16, 2020 01:24 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Picks up first save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett had one strikeout, two walks and didn't allow a hit during the ninth inning to record the save Tuesday against the Pirates.

The left-hander was called upon for the first save of his career since Raisel Iglesias and Archie Bradley were both apparently unavailable after each threw two-plus innings over the past two days. Garrett hardly made things easy, as he delivered only 13 of his 27 pitches for strikes and issued a pair of one-out walks, but he still managed to keep the Pirates off the board. He has a 2.81 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 23:5 K:BB while notching five holds across 16 innings this season.

August 29, 2020 02:32 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Locks down third hold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett struck out two over 1.1 innings to lock down his third hold of the season in a win over the Cubs on Friday.

Garrett might be called upon to pitch again in Saturday's doubleheader, given that Raisel Iglesias has had to pitch two days in a row thanks to Robert Stephenson's struggles Friday. Garrett has been fantastic this season, posting a 2.45 ERA, 0.64 WHIP and 17:3 K:BB over 11 innings.

July 26, 2020 12:28 AM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Excellent 2020 debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett mowed through the three batters he faced Saturday against the Tigers in his 2020 debut, striking out two of the three batters he faced and getting five swinging strikes in his 10 pitches.

Garrett wasn't great in spring training or summer camp, but he looked awesome Saturday while his bullpen mates struggled. The Reds aren't about to suggest a role change yet, but if they do later, Garrett is off to a good start at least.

February 27, 2020 11:04 AM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Trying to improve four-seamer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett is working on improving his four-seam fastball in spring training, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Only six of his 78 strikeouts last year came on his four-seam fastball.

Garrett had a breakout season last year, relying heavily upon his slider, which garnered him 68 percent of his strikeouts. "I was never really into analytics, but me being honest with myself, my fastball is ... I throw hard, but hitters are able to pick it up," Garrett said. "Even though they don't do that much damage on it, I want to have my fastball to be able to put somebody away."

August 20, 2019 03:32 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Back from suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett has been reinstated after serving his eight-game suspension for his role in a benches-clearing brawl July 30, Deb Carson of FOX Sports Radio reports.

The Reds will welcome back their top lefty and will once again have a full major-league squad, after they had to play with a 24-man roster while Garrett was suspended. Garrett has increased his slider usage significantly this season (from 33.4 percent to 58.5 percent), to excellent results. He's tied for 16th in the majors with 18 holds.

August 12, 2019 01:40 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Begins serving suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett will begin serving an eight-game suspension during Monday's series opener in Washington.

The reliever was first handed the suspension Aug. 1, two days after he was one of the principal players involved in a benches-clearing fight with the Pirates. Garrett appealed the decision and had been available out of the Reds' bullpen since the incident, but it's unclear if Major League Baseball chose to uphold the ban or if he formally dropped the appeal. In any case, he'll be inactive for just over a week before he's eligible to pitch again Aug. 20 versus the Padres.

August 1, 2019 03:40 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Handed eight-game suspension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett was suspended eight games for his role in Tuesday's benches-clearing incident with the Pirates, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.

Garrett was one of six players suspended. The lefty is appealing the suspension and will be eligible to pitch while his appeal is being heard.

July 31, 2019 02:12 AM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Ejected in wild melee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett was ejected Tuesday night after getting in a huge fight against the Pirates, charging their dugout from the mound after exchanging words with members of the team, Manny Randhawa of reports.

This was the culmination of a long series of incidents between the two teams, dating back to April. A suspension is almost certainly forthcoming.

July 21, 2019 02:16 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Earns win in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett threw a scoreless inning with two strikeouts Saturday, getting the win against the Cardinals.

The Reds' bullpen has really struggled with Garrett out, after being a strength overall earlier in the season. His return is a big step toward stabilizing the back end, at least.

July 20, 2019 05:24 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Back from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett (lat) was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Garrett has been out since early July with a strained left lat. He was supposed to make a rehab appearance with Triple-A Louisville on Friday, though that wound up getting cancelled due to travel issues. The Reds deemed him ready to go, however, so he'll be back in a significant role in the bullpen without a tune-up appearance.

July 19, 2019 08:56 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Outing pushed back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett (lat) was unable to make his scheduled rehab start for Triple-A Louisville on Friday due to travel issues, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Garrett was slated to take the mound Friday evening, though following a problem with his travel, his start will likely be pushed back to either Saturday or Sunday.

July 18, 2019 03:48 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Embarking on rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett (lat) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Friday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Garrett completed a live batting practice session with no issues prior to Wednesday's loss to the Cubs, but the Reds apparently want the southpaw to see game action in the minors before activating him from the inured list.

July 18, 2019 02:16 AM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Throws live batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett (lat) threw live batting practice before Wednesday's loss to the Cubs, Russell Dorsey of reports.

Garrett has a scheduled off-day Thursday, after which the Reds will decide whether to send him on a rehab assignment or activate him for the weekend series against the Cardinals. Raisel Iglesias going on paternity leave might hasten Garrett's arrival.

July 15, 2019 05:56 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Expected back Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett (lat) is expected to return Thursday, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

Garrett was originally not expected to return until the weekend, but he's apparently slightly ahead of that timeline. He'll throw a bullpen session Monday and a live batting practice session Wednesday before being activated the following day.

July 14, 2019 11:44 AM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Needs another week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett (lat) will need another week before coming off the IL, though on the bright side he's pain free right now, Mark Sheldon of reports. "We wouldn't have him back before the end of this trip," Reds manager David Bell said. "If everything continues to go the way it is now, it should be right when we get home hopefully, or in the first few days of that homestand. He's recovered really well. He's kind of pain-free right now."

The Reds begin a homestand Thursday against the Cardinals, so he could return at some point over next weekend it appears. After beginning the season with three lefty relievers, the Reds went all the way down to zero before getting Wandy Peralta back on Friday, but Garrett's absence has been felt.

July 6, 2019 12:32 AM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Downplays lat injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett said he's "not too concerned" about the left lat strain that put him on the 10-day injured list, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Garrett landed on the IL prior to Thursday's game despite no previous indication he was battling an injury. He'll take a few games off and will benefit from the All-Star break to aid in his recovery. In the meantime the Reds will have to make due without a left-hander in their bullpen, though manager David Bell is optimistic Garrett may be ready to return from the IL when first eligible July 13.

July 4, 2019 09:40 PM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Shut down with lat strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left lat strain.

Garrett's move to the IL comes out of nowhere, as there was no indication he was dealing with an injury following his dominant relief appearance Tuesday against the Brewers, when he struck out the side. The Reds should have a better idea regarding how long Garrett might be sidelined with the injury over the next few days, but his absence through at least the first game out of the All-Star break will leave the team without one of its top setup options. Dating back to June 1, Garrett had allowed just two runs in 14 innings while racking up 18 strikeouts.

June 22, 2019 02:56 AM
Reds' Amir Garrett: Strikes out side
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garrett threw a scoreless inning in relief Friday night, allowing two walks but striking out the side.

With the effort, Garrett lowered his ERA to 1.95 on the season, and he now has 47 strikeouts in 32.1 innings. He didn't get a hold in this one because of the Reds' margin at the time, but he's also 3-1 with 12 holds.

Last 7 Games
09/30@ ATLL 0-10.01000
09/27@ MINW 5-30.11001
09/25@ MINW 7-20.11001
09/22vs MILL 2-31.00010
09/21vs MILW 6-30.20011
09/15vs PITW 4-111.00021
09/12@ STLL 1-71.03201
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Cincinnati Reds

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