Reds trade 2 pitchers in deals with Cubs and Phillies

Cincy recently made two minor transactions.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tyler Gilbert delivers a pitch
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Tyler Gilbert delivers a pitch / Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday was filled with numerous transactions. The Cincinnati Reds reinstated both TJ Friedl and Frankie Montas from the injured list while also optioning Nick Martini and Bubba Thompson to the minor leagues. Ian Gibaut was moved from the 15-day to 60-day IL and Cincinnati also selected the contract of minor league outfielder Conner Capel.

But those weren't the only moves Reds President of Baseball Operations Nick Krall pulled off this week. Two minor league pitchers were also dealt. In two separate deals, the Reds shipped out a pair of hurlers — one to the Chicago Cubs and the other to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Cubs acquired right-hander Jake Wong and the Phillies received no-hit artist Tyler Gilbert. Wong made an appearances for the Redlegs last season while Gilbert was a non-roster invitee to spring training earlier this year.

Reds trade Jake Wong to the Cubs, Tyler Gilbert to the Phillies

Neither of these transactions are earth-shattering, of course. It's not yet know who else was involved in the trade for Wong, but it's likely little more than cash considerations. The 27-year-old appeared in one game for the Reds last season. In three innings, Wong walked three batters and allowed three runs on six hits without recording a strikeout.

Gilbert is well-known for the no-hitter that he threw back in 2021 as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The lefty was 2-7 through three major league seasons and owns a 4.32 ERA. Gilbert is returning to the team that originally drafted him almost 10 years ago. The Phillies selected Gilbert in the sixth-round of the 2015 MLB Draft.

Gilbert had taken on a hybrid role at Triple-A Louisville this season and made seven appearances for Bats' manager Pat Kelly, including three starts. The results were less than impressive with a 13.11 ERA and 2.571 WHIP.

Trading Gilbert and Wong will hardly affect the Reds' pitching depth in the minor leagues. Cincinnati has a stable of young pitchers, including Connor Phillips, Lyon Richardson, and the returning Brandon Williamson down at Triple-A.

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