Former Cincinnati Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig is a candidate to join the New York Yankees, the Kansas City Royals or the Miami Marlins, according to a report Saturday via Twitter from MLB analyst and former Reds general manager Jim Bowden. MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reported earlier this month that Puig was drawing interest from multiple Major League Baseball teams, including the Yankees, the Marlins, the Boston Red Sox, the Houston Astros and the Baltimore Orioles.
The purge of the Cincinnati Reds roster at the outset of the offseason trimmed their 40-man roster in a thorough fashion, and there was always a wonder how they’d end up using those roster spots as the season neared. As it turns out, they’re using that flexibility to pluck fringe roster players off other clubs, clubs who are dipping into the free agent market despite fully 40-man allotments.
Hank Aaron, one of the greatest baseball players in the sport's history, played 372 career games against the Cincinnati Reds. He only played the San Francisco Giants (374) and Los Angeles Dodgers (391) more often. His 43 homers at Crosley Field were the second-most by any visiting player, trailing only Eddie Mathews.