Ian Krol, a left-handed reliever, has opted out of his contract with the Cincinnati Reds. He signed with the team on January 30th on a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training. He didn’t make the team and was sent to pitch for Triple-A Louisville.

The lefty reliever has been with the Bats in Triple-A all season. Things haven’t gone as well as the 28-year-old would likely have hoped. His ERA is 5.33 through 28 appearances and 25.1 innings pitched. Ian Krol had allowed 27 hits, including 2 home runs, and walked 12 batters with 28 strikeouts. With that said, until 3 appearances ago, things had looked quite a bit better. His ERA was 3.91, but in his last 3 outings he allowed 5 earned runs in 2.1 innings and watched his ERA skyrocket. Thus is the life of a reliever.

His time in Triple-A isn’t what you may expect from a lefty. Like-handed hitters had a .313/.400/.479 line against him. Right-handed hitters, however, struggled – they hit just .245/.333/.306 against him in 57 plate appearances with just 1 extra-base hit.

Reds recall Phillip Ervin

The Cincinnati Reds recalled outfielder Phillip Ervin from Triple-A Louisville on Saturday afternoon. He’s in the lineup for the Reds today, starting in left field. Since the start of May he’s hit .323/.427/.583 with 14 walks and 21 strikeouts in 117 plate appearances in Triple-A. He’s taking the place on the roster of Wandy Peralta, who was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hip flexor strain.

Tejay Antone promoted to Triple-A

With the flurry of moves made today it’s Tejay Antone that is getting the bump up to Triple-A Louisville. The 25-year-old right-handed starter had posted a 3.38 ERA through 13 starts for Double-A Chattanooga. In his 74.2 innings pitched he had allowed just 4 home runs, walked 22 batters, and struck out 63. He also had been a ground ball machine for the Lookouts, getting them at a rate of 59% on the season.

5 Responses

  1. MK

    Good for Tejay. He, Mahle and Strahan made up most of a great rotation for Dayton when they were there. It is too bad Tejay and Wyatt were sidetracked by injury

  2. DaveCT

    Hoping he can keep the ML ball on the ground while at AAA. He could be a nice addition to the bullpen.

  3. Jim m

    Can the Reds recall from Louisville thier hitting coach? Seems the Bats player’s are making better adjustments than the Reds players under Ward!!!

  4. jbonireland

    The only mistake was not bringing up Aquino in place of Ervin. Aquino has been on a tear for most of the season. As far as hitting coach. the Reds are playing with other teams cast offs Puig, Deitrich, Iglesias, Casili and for the most part they are do ok. The hitting coach can’t make them hit in the clutch, that is within the player.

    • Dollar Bill

      What do puig Iglesias farmer casali Peraza Barnhart Winker Senzel and the rest of the team not named Joe have in common?

      They all have more RBI than HOF Joe !