The Reds have traded right-handed starting pitcher Tanner Roark to the Athletics in exchange for minor league center fielder Jameson Hannah. The teams announced the trade on Wednesday. After Cincinnati acquired Trevor Bauer in a , the club was bound to deal one of its starting pitchers.
Roark is set to earn $10 million this year and will be a free agent at the end of this season. With the Reds, Roark posted a 6-7 record with a 4.24 ERA in 21 starts. In his final start with the Reds, Roark got slammed for five earned runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Pirates. Roark, 32, posted a 7.30 ERA in five July outings.
Hannah, 21, was Oakland’s eighth-best prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. In 92 games this season at High-A Stockton, Hannah is slashing .283/.341/.381, and has 29 walks compared to 88 strikeouts. A left-handed hitter, Hannah was a second-round pick in the 2018 MLB Draft (No. 50 overall).
Our own RJ Anderson ranked Roark as thein this year’s market. Entering Wednesday, Oakland (61-47) holds onto sole possession of the final American League wild card spot