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  • Reds' Raynel Espinal: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Espinal cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Friday.

    Espinal made the second and third appearances of his big-league career this season, allowing four runs in 4.2 innings of work. Given that he's already 31 years old and has made a minimal impact at the highest level, it's no surprise to see him pass through waivers unclaimed.

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  • Reds' Raynel Espinal: Sent down Saturday

    Espinal was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Saturday.

    Espinal was called up by the Reds on Thursday but will head back to the minors after he gave up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three in 2.1 innings Friday against the Cardinals. Hunter Greene (shoulder) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list to start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against St. Louis.

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  • Reds' Raynel Espinal: Rejoins big-league club

    Espinal was recalled from Triple-A Louisvile on Thursday.

    After being optioned to Triple-A on Wednesday, Espinal is right back in Cincinnati alongside fellow reliever Dauri Moreta. This move comes in correspondence to Justin Dunn (shoulder) and Luke Farrell being removed from the Reds' active roster Thursday. Espinal made his season debut Tuesday in which he allowed one earned run over 2.1 innngs and struck out two batters.

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  • Reds' Raynel Espinal: Optioned to Triple-A

    Espinal was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Wednesday.

    He gave up one run on two hits and zero walks while striking out two over 2.1 innings as the primary pitcher Tuesday against Pittsburgh. Espinal may not make any more starts in the majors this season with Hunter Greene and Graham Ashcraft nearing returns from the injured list.

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  • Reds' Raynel Espinal: Primary pitcher for Game 2

    Espinal is expected to work as the primary pitcher behind an opener in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Pirates, Mark Sheldon of reports.

    Fernando Cruz will serve as the opener, but as a traditional reliever, he is unlikely to get more than a few outs before turning things over to the bullpen. Espinal had a 5.17 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 17 strikeouts in 15.2 innings over his last four appearances at Triple-A.

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  • Reds' Raynel Espinal: Joins big-league club

    The Reds selected Espinal's contract from Triple-A Louisville on Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Espinal will join the 40-man roster and 28-man active roster as a replacement for right-hander Justin Dunn (illness), who was placed to the COVID-19 injured list. The 30-year-old journeyman has spent time with three organizations this season and had been pitching out of the Louisville rotation of late, posting a 5.17 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 17:3 K:BB in 15.2 innings over his four outings with the affiliate. The Reds will likely deploy Espinal as a starter or primary pitcher out of the bullpen for one of their two doubleheader games with the Pirates on Tuesday.

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  • Reds' Raynel Espinal: Catches on with Cincy

    Espinal signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Thursday.

    He was assigned to Triple-A Louisville and made his organizational debut Saturday, covering three innings and striking out one while allowing two earned runs on three hits and one walk. Espinal, who had previously spent time in the Giants and Cubs organizations this season, made his MLB debut with Boston in 2021, when he made one appearance out of the Red Sox bullpen.

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  • Raynel Espinal: Cut by Cubs

    The Cubs released Espinal on Aug. 13.

    Espinal made his big-league debut out of the Boston bullpen in 2021, but he'll exit the Cubs organization without having ever reached the majors. After being acquired from the Giants in July, Espinal made only two appearances at Triple-A Iowa before the Cubs elected to move on from him.

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  • Cubs' Raynel Espinal: Traded to North Siders

    Espinal was acquired by the Cubs from the Giants on Sunday in exchange for Dixon Machado.

    Espinal joined San Francisco on a minor-league deal in February and will likely now report to Triple-A Iowa with his new organization. The right-hander has a 5.29 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 102:38 K:BB across 83.1 innings this year and is unlikely to be much of a factor for the Cubs.

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  • Giants' Raynel Espinal: Signs minor-league deal with Giants

    Espinal signed a minor-league contract with the Giants earlier this week, according to the team's official transactions page.

    Espinal elected minor-league free agency from the Red Sox organization in November and now lands with the Giants in February. The right-hander made his major-league debut in August of 2021 after posting a solid campaign in Triple-A that included a 3.44 ERA in 117.2 innings for Worcester.

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  • Red Sox's Raynel Espinal: Sent back to minors

    Espinal was optioned to Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Espinal joined the big-league roster Monday after several players landed on the COVID-19 injured list. He'll head right back to the minors after allowing two runs in two innings of relief, opening up a spot for Boston to call up Brad Peacock.

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  • Red Sox's Raynel Espinal: Contract selected

    Espinal's contract was selected from Triple-A Worcester on Monday.

    The Red Sox made a slew of transactions Monday, as the team deals with a COVID-19 breakout. The 29-year-old Espinal is making his first trip to the majors and was used immediately, mopping up the final two innings of Monday's 6-1 loss to the Rays. In 18 appearances (16 starts) this season for the WooSox, he was 9-4 with a 3.74 ERA (38 ER/91.1 IP) and a .203 opponent batting average. He is expected to be used as a long reliever.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic
Age: 32
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R