Listen: Reds President of Baseball Ops Dick Williams, On The Duvall Trade.

posted by Mo Egger, ESPN1530 - 

Here's audio of Reds GM Dick Williams discussing the trade that sent Adam Duvall to the Atlanta Braves for three players. Listen...

Our buddy Doug Gray has a good rundown of what the Reds received from Atlanta here....

For Adam Duvall, who’s struggled to do much hitting for the last 13 months, this seems like a good return. There’s some risk involved, but not a ton. Duvall should have been on the outside looking in in 2019 as far as starting players go int he Reds outfield. To be able to get some real upside for him, and other potentially useful players is a good move from where I’m sitting, 18 miles from the offices at Great American Ballpark.

From the Reds...

Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams today announced the acquisitions of RHP Lucas Sims, RHP Matt Wisler and OF Preston Tucker from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for LF Adam Duvall.

Tucker will join the Reds on Tuesday in Detroit, while Sims and Wisler are expected to report Wednesday and will be assigned to a roster at that time.

Sims, 24, has been one of Atlanta's top prospects since he was selected in the first round (21st overall) of the 2012 first-year player draft. He made his Major League debut with 14 appearances for the Braves last season, while this year he made 6 appearances out of the bullpen. In 2017, he combined for 173.0 innings, 59 walks and 176 strikeouts between Gwinnett and Atlanta.

 Sims spent most of this season at Class AAA Gwinnett, where he went 4-3 with a 2.84 ERA in 14 starts and 1 relief appearance (73ip, 66h, 29r, 23er, 34bb, 83k, 6 HR).

Wisler, 25, spent most of this season at Gwinnett, where he went 4-4 with a 4.37 ERA, 2 complete games and 1 shutout in 13 starts (70ip, 79h, 35r, 34er, 14bb, 65k, 6hr). He also made 3 starts and 4 relief appearances for the Braves.

The native or Bryan, Ohio was selected by San Diego in the seventh round of the 2011 first-year player draft but was traded to Atlanta in April 2015 in a 7-player deal that sent RHP Craig Kimbrel and OF Melvin Upton Jr. to the Padres. Wisler pitched for the Braves in each of the last 4 seasons, totaling 74 career appearances and 49 starts.

Tucker, 28, originally was selected by the Astros in the seventh round of the 2012 first-year player draft. He was traded to Atlanta in December 2017 in exchange for cash considerations and spent most of 2018 with the Braves, hitting .256 with 10 doubles, 4 HR and 22 RBI in 62 games. He also made 15 appearances for Gwinnett.

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