The Cincinnati Reds were a popular dark horse to make a playoff run in the National League in 2019.
While David Bell’s club came up short, the starting rotation completely defied all expectations, as both Luis Castillo and Sonny Gray became bona fide aces and Anthony DeSclafani had one of his best years yet.
Now, they are reportedly set to pursue one of the best two-way catchers in baseball.
According to Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Inquirer, the Reds are ramping up to make a “serious run” at former Dodgers and Brewers backstop Yasmani Grandal.
All signs point toward a serious run at catcher Yasmani Grandal, the organization’s first-round pick in the 2010 MLB Draft and the top catcher on the free agent market. Grandal was traded to the San Diego Padres in 2011 in the Mat Latos deal.