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.