Reds willing to trade everyone, including Todd Frazier

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We learned on Saturday that Reds first baseman Joey Votto isn’t willing to waive his no-trade clause. Aside from him, the Reds are willing to trade anyone on their roster, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

The Reds and Dodgers are reportedly in serious trade talks involving closer Aroldis Chapman, but the Reds would even be willing to move All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier as well. Heyman notes that the Diamondbacks had interest in second baseman Brandon Phillips at one point, but the two clubs haven’t discussed a trade in recent times.

Outfielder Jay Bruce is another candidate to be traded, with the Orioles having shown interest last month. Bruce has a limited no-trade clause and can block trades to the Yankees, Red Sox, Athletics, Rays, Marlins, Twins, Indians, and Diamondbacks.

Mets claim Sam Coonrod off waivers from Phillies

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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.