The Reds know how to do a day-after-clinching lineup. I just thank my lucky stars that they’re not playing the Padres right now:
RF Willie Bloomquist
2B Chris Valetta
1B Yadier Alonso
3B Juan Francisco
CF Chris Heisey
LF Laynce Nix
SS Paul Janish
C Corky MIller
P Johnny Cueto
NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.
Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.
The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.
To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.