Rays designate Duffy, commerce De Leon to Reds

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FILE PHOTO: Oct 7, 2019; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) at bat in sport three of the 2019 ALDS playoff baseball sequence at Tropicana Discipline. Necessary Credit score: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports activities

The Tampa Bay Rays designated infielder Matt Duffy for project and traded right-hander Jose De Leon to the Cincinnati Reds in alternate for a participant to be named and money.

Duffy, 28, batted .252 with one dwelling run and 12 RBIs in 46 video games final season. He has a .282 batting common with 22 homers and 169 RBIs in 452 profession video games with the San Francisco Giants and Rays.

“(Duffy’s) a particular participant,” Rays normal supervisor Erik Neander stated. “I feel his intangibles, his management and his affect on a youthful and personable clubhouse like we’ve got is price rather a lot. And that particularly made this a really tough choice, and we will definitely miss him in that regard.”

De Leon, 27, returned from Tommy John surgical procedure and posted a 1-Zero file with a 2.25 ERA in 4 innings with the Rays final season. He’s Four-Zero with a 6.08 ERA in eight profession video games with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Rays.

—Discipline Stage Media