Right-handed pitcher José Acuña retired all 12 batters he faced in a relief appearance Sunday for the Daytona Tortugas, the Low-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, against the St. Lucie Mets.
Acuña, 19, was acquired along with minor-league outfielder Hector Rodriguez by the Reds in last week's trade of outfielder Tyler Naquin and minor-league pitcher Phillip Diehl to the New York Mets.
From @JustinRocke via Twitter:
Hard to have a better day at the office than the one José Acuña had.
In his second outing in the #Reds system, the 19-year-old’s line:
12 batters faced, 12 batters retired, 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K on 38 pitches (30 strikes).
Has whiffed 10 with 0 BB & 0 ER in 9.0 IP. pic.twitter.com/Et8MZ29z1q
— Justin Rocke (@JustinRocke) August 7, 2022
Last week, shortstop Edwin Arroyo, among the prospects acquired from the Seattle Mariners for starting pitcher Luis Castillo before the MLB trade deadline, had a two-run double and two walks in his debut for the Tortugas.
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This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Jose Acuña, acquired by Reds in Naquin trade, impresses at Daytona