Brandon BaileyRP | Astros
Reds acquire Brandon Bailey from Astros on FridayNovember 21, 2020 | 01:22 PM
Reds acquired RHP Brandon Bailey from the Astros for cash considerations.
Analysis: Bailey -- who was the 30th ranked prospect in the Astros system -- wasn't going to make the 40-man roster, so the Astros wisely flipped him for something rather than letting him walk. The 26-year-old right-hander appeared in five games for the Astros during the 2020 season, registering a 2.45 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 4/3 K/BB ratio in 7 1/3 innings of work. It's unclear if the Reds will stretch him back out as a starter, or if they view him as a potential bullpen piece.