Reds GM Walt Jocketty said yesterday that he has spoken to Edgar Renteria’s agent.
Gosh, I hope he wasn’t insulting!
Jocketty is familiar with Renteria, of course, as he was the guy who signed him to play for the Cardinals. Based on his previous comments, however, it seems kind of doubtful that Renteria would come to Cincinnati to be Paul Janish’s backup. But I guess crazier things have happened. Things like Renteria being insulted at a million dollar offer.
Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.
Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.
Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.