MLB insider says this Reds player is in high demand at trade deadline

Cincinnati Reds third baseman Brandon Drury (22) throws to first base.
Cincinnati Reds third baseman Brandon Drury (22) throws to first base. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

Brandon Drury's name hasn't been very popular, not yet anyway, when we hear about the MLB trade deadline. But, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, that is beginning to change.

Morori calls the Cincinnati Reds infielder 'in-demand' and even went as far to suggest that the Seattle Mariners could be a good fit for Drury as the trade deadline approaches.

Brandon Drury should be very appealing to any number of teams looking for right-handed bat. Drury ranks sixth in the National League in slugging percentage and has set a career-high with 18 home runs.

Latest Reds rumors suggest that Brandon Drury will be in-demand.

The Cincinnati Reds could be one of the busiest teams at this year's trade deadline. The front office already dealt Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suárez, and Sonny Gray prior to the start of the season, and a full-on fire sale could commence later this month.

Luis Castillo has already been rumored to be of interest to at least half-a-dozen teams and fellow right-hander Tyler Mahle will surely have his fair share of suitors as well.

But Brandon Drury might be the most likely position player to be dealt. He's having a career year and is a free agent after the season. The Reds signed Drury just before the 2022 season began.

At the time, Drury was little more than an insurance policy after Cincinnati saw Jose Barrero and Donovan Solano each go down with injuries during spring training. The Reds lacked infield depth and signed the 29-year-old to a minor league pact.

Morosi's inclusion of the Seattle Mariners is interesting. You'd have to imagine that Cincinnati's scouts have a pretty good idea of what's going on in the Pacific Northwest having secured four players from the M's earlier this spring.

So far, Connor Phillips and Brandon Williamson have performed very well in the minor leagues and both look to be key pieces of the Cincinnati pitching staff in the coming years. The jury is still out on Justin Dunn and Jake Fraley.

If these latest Reds rumors are true, Nick Krall's phone could be ringing off the hook at this very moment. Once the All-Star Game and the MLB Draft concludes next week, look for the Cincinnati Reds Fire Sale Part II to commence.

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