Reds Claim SP Kevin Gausman on Waivers

Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman with Baltimore Orioles. Photo by Jonathan Huff/CSM/Shutterstock (9717879x)

After a highly disappointing first four months to the 2019 season, the Atlanta Braves decided to cut bait on starting pitcher Kevin Gasuman.

Acquired by Atlanta at last year’s MLB Trade Deadline, Gausman hasn’t been able to find success this season. He has posted a bloated 6.19 ERA in 17 starts for the Braves this year, who decided over the weekend that they had had enough.

Fortunately for Gausman, after being let go by the Braves, the Cincinnati Reds were quick in picking up the righty starter, hoping that he’ll go back to the effective form he showed over the better part of six seasons with the Baltimore Orioles.

Gausman owns a career 4.30 ERA and a 47-61 career record. Known for his sinking fastball and his deadly split-finger pitch, he struggled for the Braves this season after struggling with his other pitches and giving up home runs.

Now, the Reds will look to see if Gausman fan steps into their rotation and become a key piece of their team going forward. They have added two new rotation members over the pay week after picking up Gausman on waivers and trading for starting pitcher Trevor Bauer.

Gausman is set to make his Cincinnati debut at some point this week.