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Hunter Strickland: Released by Cincinnati
Strickland was released by the Reds on Tuesday, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Strickland had been lit up for 14 earned runs on 13 hits and 12 walks through 11 innings of relief this season at Triple-A Louisville. The 34-year-old right-hander is now a free agent and will look to latch on with a new organization.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Returns to Reds on minors deal
Strickland re-signed Monday with the Reds on a minor-league contract, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
Strickland was released over the weekend after failing to make the Opening Day roster but will ultimately remain in the organization as relief depth at Triple-A Louisville. The veteran reliever posted a 4.91 ERA with seven saves for the Reds last season.... See More ... See Less
Hunter Strickland: Released by Reds
Strickland was released by the Reds on Saturday.
Strickland appeared in 66 games for the Reds last season and saved seven of them, but that came with a well-deserved 4.91 ERA. He returned as a non-roster invitee this spring but failed to earn a spot.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Back with Reds as NRI
Strickland signed with the Reds as a non-roster invitee Saturday.
Strickland saved seven games for the Reds last season, though he likely wouldn't have matched that total with many other clubs. His 4.91 ERA looks fair according to his 4.78 FIP, and both his 21.1 percent strikeout rate and 11.6 percent walk rate were unimpressive. Alexis Diaz has been named the Reds closer, and while Strickland could find his way to the back of an unproven bullpen again at some point this season, he could just as easily fail to earn a roster spot.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Loses hold of closer's role
Strickland struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Wednesday in the Reds' 10-2 loss to the Mets. Manager David Bell said prior to the contest that Strickland will be moved out of the closer's role and will be deployed in different scenarios as the Reds look for him to regain top form, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The role change comes after Strickland blew his fourth save of the season in Sunday's loss to the Brewers while surrendering at least one run for the fourth time in his last five appearances. Though Bell didn't formally name a new closer, Alexis Diaz is the most logical candidate to serve as the lead option in what could be a committee approach to save situations. Strickland's usage Wednesday in the final inning of a blowout loss would seem to suggest that his next few opportunities will come in low-leverage spots.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Secures seventh save
Strickland earned the save over the Marlins on Monday, pitching one inning and allowing one run on two hits and one walk while striking out two batters.
Strickland was activated from the bereavement list early Monday and was immediately thrust back into closing duties. He came on in the ninth inning with the Reds holding a 3-0 lead and quickly ran into trouble, allowing each of the first two batters he faced to reach base. However, Strickland struck out the following two hitters before allowing a run-scoring single, and he was able to close out the contest on a flyout. The veteran has seven saves on the season, and he appears to be manager David Bell's closer of choice in spite of an unsettling 5.79 ERA and 1.63 WHIP.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Rejoins roster
Strickland (personal) was activated from the bereavement list Monday.
Strickland left the team July 29 to tend to a personal matter, but he has rejoined the club and will be available out of the Reds' bullpen moving forward. Strickland was operating as Cincinnati's closer when he landed on the bereavement list, so chances are he will reclaim that role.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Lands on bereavement list
Strickland (personal) was placed on the bereavement list Friday.
Strickland picked up two saves this week before allowing three runs to take a blown save and a loss Thursday against the Marlins, and he'll now step away from the Reds due to an unspecified personal situation. The right-hander can remain on the bereavement list for 3-7 days, so he should rejoin the team next week. Alexis Diaz should operate as Cincinnati's primary closer in the meantime.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Picks up save Wednesday
Strickland earned a save against the Marlins on Wednesday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
Strickland came on in the ninth inning to protect a two-run lead and overcame a leadoff single to secure the save. The right-hander has picked up a save twice in the past four days after failing to record any saves through the first 23 days of July. Cincinnati doesn't have a clearly defined closer, but Strickland appears to be the leading candidate to close things out when the opportunity arises.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Earns fifth save
Strickland picked up the save Sunday against St. Louis, tossing a perfect ninth inning in a 6-3 victory.
Strickland got Nolan Arenado, Nolan Gorman and Tommy Edman to pop out in foul territory and needed just nine pitches to close out the game. It was his first save since June 28 and first save opportunity since blowing consecutive chances at the beginning of July. He and Alexis Diaz will likely continue to receive the bulk of the save chances for Cincinnati.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Serves up three-run blast
Strickland allowed three runs on three hits -- including a home run -- over one inning Saturday against the Cardinals. He did not record a strikeout.
Lars Nootbaar turned the game into a laugher with his three-run shot off Strickland in the eighth inning. The 33-year-old Strickland remains tied for the team lead in saves with four, but he now has a 5.40 ERA and 1.65 WHIP this season. Manager David Bell figures to turn to Alexis Diaz and other younger players for saves more in the second half.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Blows second save
Strickland gave up a run on two hits in an inning of relief to blow his second save of the season in Wednesday's 8-3 extra-inning loss to the Mets.
Tasked with protecting a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning, Strickland instead gave up a run-scoring double to Starling Marte to send the game to extras, when Dauri Moreta completely imploded. Strickland has blown his last two save chances and has a 5.34 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 26:18 K:BB through 28.2 innings on the year, but Cincinnati doesn't have a clear alternative for closing situations at the moment.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Collects second win Tuesday
Strickland (2-2) picked up the win in Tuesday's 1-0 victory over the Mets, pitching a perfect ninth inning without a walk or a strikeout.
The right-hander entered a scoreless tie in the top of the ninth and needed only nine pitches (seven strikes) to knife through the bottom of the Mets' order. Strickland then got rewarded when Mike Moustakas brought home Tommy Pham with a sacrifice fly in the Reds' half of the frame. Strickland has two wins and two saves in his last four appearances, but the other win came as a result of a blown save. Despite his current assignment as Cincinnati's closer, his job security seems very low -- he carries a 5.00 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB through nine innings since the beginning of June, and that ERA doesn't account for three unearned runs.... See More ... See Less
Reds' Hunter Strickland: Notches another save
Strickland picked up the save Tuesday against the Cubs. He allowed one hit and zero walks while striking out one over one scoreless inning.
Strickland has now earned both of the Reds' last two saves and three of the team's last four. Granted it took injuries to Tony Santillan (back), Alexis Diaz (biceps) and Lucas Sims (back) to get him there, but for his part Strickland has pitched well since the end of April. Diaz may return as soon as this weekend, but manager David Bell could opt to reward Strickland for the stability he has provided lately and keep him in the ninth inning.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-4, 226 lbs|
|Birthplace: Thomaston, GA|
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