Cincinnati Reds trade rumors: Matt Harvey and relievers gain momentum

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 06: Raisel Iglesias #26 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the 9th inning for a save against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 6, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Reds defeated the Cubs 3-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 06: Raisel Iglesias #26 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the 9th inning for a save against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on July 6, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Reds defeated the Cubs 3-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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With just over a week until the MLB Trade Deadline, rumors surrounding the Cincinnati Reds’ relievers and Matt Harvey are beginning to gain momentum.

Trade rumors surrounding the Cincinnati Reds‘ relievers and Matt Harvey are beginning to gain some momentum. The MLB Trade Deadline is just over a week away and a recent report has a division rival in pursuit of Matt Harvey.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, both the Milwaukee Brewers have expressed interest in Reds’ starter Matt Harvey. Harvey was lit up in his last start over the weekend. Harvey went 3.2 innings during Sunday’s game against Pittsburgh. The veteran right-hander gave up 8 earned runs, including 4 home runs.

Harvey’s horrible outing increased his ERA, since being traded, from 3.64 to 4.50. In his 13 games with the Reds, Harvey’s pitched 68 innings and struck out 51 batters.

In addition to the interest in Harvey, several of the Reds’ relievers are apparently drawing interest as well. It’s been well documented recently that David Hernandez, Jared Hughes, Amir Garrett and Raisel Iglesias are on the radar of several contending teams. Morosi also states that according to a source, the Reds do not plan to trade Garrett.

That should come as no surprise. Garrett is just beginning his big league career and is under team-control through 2023. He’s been solid out of the bullpen this season in clutch pitching situations for the Reds.

Even though the other relievers on the list are under team control through at least next season, it appears the Reds are willing to at least entertain offers for Hernandez, Hughes, and Iglesias. The Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves are all said to be interested in the Cincinnati trio.

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The market for relievers may take shape once Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles finds a new home. The New York Yankees are said to be pursuing the Orioles reliever. If that deal goes through in the near future, it could give a lot of insight into what the Reds could get in return for Hernandez, Hughes or Iglesias.