Garrett was activated off the paternity list Monday.
Garrett wound up missing the standard three days while on paternity leave. The lefty has had a rather shaky season, struggling to a 6.75 ERA, but he does at least still have a strong 31.6 percent strikeout rate and is one of the team's top ninth-inning options at the moment. Alejo Lopez was optioned in a corresponding move.
Garrett was placed on the paternity list Friday.
Players typically miss three days for paternity leave. If that's the case with Garrett, he'll miss the weekend series against the Cardinals but will return for Monday's game against the Cubs.
Garrett picked up his seventh save of the season in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Mets, allowing one walk while striking out two in an inning of work.
Garrett walked the first batter he faced on four pitches, but he settled in after a mound visit to strike out Brandon Nimmo and Pete Alonso. He then got Jeff McNeil to pop out into foul territory to secure his first save since July 4. Thanks to some early season struggles, Garrett totes a 6.75 ERA. However, the southpaw has allowed just three earned runs in his last 15 appearances.
Garrett allowed a hit and a walk but did not allow a run in two-thirds of an inning, earning the save in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Cubs.
Garrett walked Ian Happ and allowed a single to Eric Sogard, but the left-hander was able to get Willson Contreras to ground into a double play. The save was Garrett's sixth of the year to go with four holds and two blown saves in 34 outings. He's posted a 7.01 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 32:17 K:BB across 25.2 innings, but he hasn't allowed a run in his last 6.1 innings spanning nine appearances.
Garrett gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his fifth save of the season in a 4-1 win over Atlanta.
The southpaw continues to look more like the pitcher the Reds were expecting to lock down a high-leverage role for them this season. Over his last 10 appearances Garrett has been scored upon only once, posting a 2.84 ERA and 10:2 K:BB through 6.1 innings while racking up three saves and two holds. Despite the hot streak he still has a 7.71 ERA on the year, but with both Lucas Sims (elbow) and Tejay Antone (forearm) sidelined, Garrett figures to be the top man in the Cincy bullpen for the time being.
Garrett allowed a hit and recorded a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save during Tuesday's 10-7 win at Minnesota.
Three Cincinnati relievers combined to allowed five runs during the eighth inning, but Garrett came out for the ninth and only surrendered a two-out single to Nelson Cruz. The left-hander still has an ugly 8.44 ERA for the season, and Tuesday's outing was the first time in his past four appearances that he covered a full inning.
Garrett (0-2) failed to record an out and allowed a walkoff two-run home run, taking the loss Thursday versus San Diego.
Ryan Hendrix was unable to protect a two-run lead in the bottom of the ninth, and he only got one out before Garrett entered the contest. Garrett allowed a single to Jake Cronenworth before Victor Caratini hit the walkoff homer. The lefty had gone four outings without allowing a run entering Thursday, He now has a 9.31 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 24:13 K:BB across 19.1 innings. The 29-year-old has allowed eight homers in 25 appearances.
Garrett struck out the only batter he faced to record his third save of the season in Monday's 2-1 extra-inning win over the Brewers.
Lucas Sims worked the ninth inning before the Reds finally broke open a scoreless tie in the top of the 10th, and after Heath Hembree allowed the Brewers' designated runner to score while leaving two more runners on base, Garrett got the call and fanned Tim Lopes to end the game. The southpaw remains in the high-leverage mix for Cincy despite his 8.48 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the year, but he's being used very sparingly, working only 2.1 innings over his current four-appearance scoreless streak.
Garrett threw a scoreless sixth inning Sunday against the Cubs after struggling the day before.
After seven consecutive scoreless outings, Garrett had given up runs in his last two outings earlier in the week, including a homer to Josh Bell when protecting a lead in the ninth. Garrett probably won't get the next Reds save chance, absent a sequence where they are facing multiple left-handers.
Garrett (suspension) is eligible to return Sunday against the Rockies after serving his five-game suspension.
There's a reasonable chance that he'll be called upon to pitch, too, after the Reds played 12 innings in Coors Field on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Garrett will be considered a closer alongside Lucas Sims early in the season, but the 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.
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 Reds' bullpen.
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.
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