Indians complete three-team trade with the Padres and Reds

OF Yasiel Puig & OF Franmil Reyes set to join ML roster in five-player haul; RHP Trevor Bauer sent to Cincinnati

July 31st, 2019

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the following three-team trade:

Acquired OF YASIEL PUIG (yah-SEE-el PWEEG) and LHP SCOTT MOSS from the Cincinnati Reds.

Acquired OF FRANMIL REYES, LHP LOGAN ALLEN and INF VICTOR NOVA from the San Diego Padres.

Traded RHP TREVOR BAUER to the Cincinnati Reds. The Padres acquired OF TAYLOR TRAMMELL from Cincinnati.

Puig, 28, is hitting .252 (94-373) with 15 doubles, 22 home runs, 61 RBI, 51 runs scored and 14 stolen bases in 100 games for the Reds this season (.305/.480/.785). He carries a .318 (48-151) average with 10 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs, 27 RBI and 29 runs scored over his last 41 games dating back to June 11. The Cuban-born outfielder is a career .275 (780-2833) hitter with 130 home runs and 391 RBI in 812 career games over seven seasons with Los Angeles-NL and Cincinnati. He finished second in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2013 and was named a NL All-Star in 2014. He entered Tuesday with a .581 slugging percentage and a .929 OPS since the beginning of June. He is a career .280 (51-for-182) hitter in the postseason with 5 HR and 23 RBI in 58 games (.780 OPS). He is eligible for free agency after the 2019 season.

Reyes, 24, has spent his eight-year professional career to date in the San Diego system, hitting .255 (82-321) with 9 doubles, 27 home runs and 46 RBI in 99 games with the Padres in 2019 (.314/.536/.849). He currently ranks tied for sixth in the NL in home runs and owns the 13th-highest slugging pct (.536). Over his last 29 games, the right-handed hitting outfielder has posted a .290 (29-100) mark with 8 HR and 13 RBI. In 87 games with San Diego in 2018, the Dominican-native hit 16 home runs and drove in 31 runs while recording an .838 OPS over two separate stints. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Puig and Reyes are the first pair of 20-home run hitters acquired by a club within the same trade. Reyes is under club control thru 2024.

Allen, 22, is currently ranked the seventh-best prospect in the San Diego system ( and the 88th overall Minor League prospect according to Baseball America. He is 2-3 with a 6.75 ERA (19ER/25.1IP) with 13 walks and 14 strikeouts over 8 appearances/4 starts with the San Diego Padres this season, tossing 7.0 scoreless innings on three hits and five strikeouts in his Major League debut of June 18 vs. Milwaukee. The 22-year-old is 4-3 with a 5.15 ERA (33ER/57.2IP) with 22 walks and 63 strikeouts over 13 starts with Triple-A El Paso. He owns a career Minor League ERA of 3.08 ERA (143ER/418.0IP/441SO) 89 Minor League outings/83 starts. The West Palm Beach, FL native was Boston’s eighth round pick in the 2015 draft and was traded to SD in November 2015 in a deal that sent RHP Craig Kimbrel to Boston.

Moss, 24, has spent the 2019 season at Double-A Chattanooga, posting a mark of 6-5 with a 3.44 ERA in 20 starts (102.0IP, 84H, 39ER, 57BB, 123SO, .227 avg). He currently ranks third in strikeouts and owns the 11th-lowest ERA in the Southern League. The DeLand, FL native was Cincinnati’s fourth round selection in the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Florida. He owns a four-year professional career ERA of 3.42 in 81 starts (408.0IP, 368H, 155ER, 420SO). He is currently the 12th-rated prospect in the Reds organization according to

Nova, 19, is currently hitting .330 (30-for-91) with 2 2B, 3 3B, 1 HR & 17 RBI in 26 games for San Diego’s Arizona Rookie League club in Peoria, AZ (.421/.451/.871). The versatile, left-handed hitter from the Dominican Republic has appeared in games at second and third base in addition to left and center field thus far in 2019. He was signed by San Diego during the 2017-2018 International signing period.

“Over the last several weeks, we explored the trade market in an effort to enhance our competitive position, both by supplementing our Major League roster and infusing young talent into the organization,” said Cleveland Indians President of Baseball Operations CHRIS ANTONETTI. “We appreciate Trevor’s contributions to the organization in his time with us and while it’s never easy to part with a player of his caliber, we feel we’ve traded from an area of depth to help bolster our Major League club for this year and the foreseeable future. In Franmil Reyes and Yasiel Puig, we’ve acquired a pair of right-handed hitting power bats we expect to impact our lineup immediately. We’re also excited to add Logan Allen, a rising left-handed starting pitcher prospect who made his MLB debut this year, in addition to two more young prospects, Scott Moss and Victor Nova, that we’re eager to welcome to our organization.”

Puig (#66) and Reyes (#32) will report to the Major League club in the coming days while Allen’s option has been transferred to AAA Columbus. To allow room on the 40-man roster for the trio, RHP DAN OTERO and RHP CARLOS CARRASCO have been shifted to the 60-day Injured List. Moss and Nova will receive Minor League assignments in the coming days, likely to AA Akron and Rookie Arizona, respectively.