The Reds are in settlement with outfielder Tommy Pham on a one-year deal, stories Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The deal, which incorporates a mutual choice for 2023, is pending a bodily.
Pham was one of many recreation’s extra underrated gamers early in his profession with the Cardinals and Rays. Between 2017-19, the right-handed hitter posted a .284/.381/.475 line whereas averaging almost 22 dwelling runs and stolen bases apiece per season. Pham routinely posted high-end exit velocities and stroll charges whereas making an honest quantity of contact. A excessive ground-ball fee saved him from rising as an elite energy risk, however he was a well-rounded and extremely productive offensive participant.
Over the 2019-20 offseason, Tampa Bay traded Pham and Jake Cronenworth to the Padres in a deal that despatched Hunter Renfroe and Xavier Edwards again to the Rays. Whereas Pham was the headliner of the swap from the Friars’ perspective, Cronenworth proved to be the extra invaluable pickup. Pham struggled to a .211/.312/.312 mark through the shortened 2020 season, the one below-average offensive exhibiting of his profession. Final yr’s .229/.340/.383 mark was a tick above common, by measure of wRC+, but it surely nonetheless got here up effectively shy of his early-career numbers.
After spending the previous two seasons in San Diego, he’ll head to a Cincinnati staff that has made a handful of additives inside the final week. The Reds have acquired Mike Minor and signed every of Donovan Solano, Colin Moran and Hunter Strickland previously few days, constructing out the margins of the roster after an offseason outlined by the departures of some key gamers.
Extra to return.