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As reported by Jeff Passan and Ken Rosenthal, the Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers executed a major trade on Friday. Within the deal, OF Yasiel Puig, OF Matt Kemp, SP Alex Wood, 3B Kyle Farmer and $7M were sent to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for SP Homer Bailey, as well as prospects Josiah Gray and Jeter Downs.
Prior to the deal taking place, Bailey waived his 10-and-5 rights, which permitted the two sides to advance. It was reported that Cincinnati and Los Angeles have been in trade talks for several weeks.
Los Angeles is coming off a season in which they fell short of a World Series title, while Cincinnati hasn’t seen a postseason appearance themselves since 2013.
In result of the deal, the Dodgers are expected to release Bailey, which may open up a potential run at free agent OF Bryce Harper. In an alternative mindset, the Reds may be open to trading for Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber or Trevor Bauer, or Miami Marlins C JT Realmuto. Bailey was scheduled to be owed $25M in 2019.
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