The Reds have agreed to a Minor League deal with right-handed reliever Brad Boxberger, The Athletic's C. Trent Rosecrans reported on Tuesday. The club hasn't confirmed the report.
Boxberger, 31, most recently pitched in the Majors for the Royals this season, posting a 5.40 ERA in 29 appearances before being released on July 1. He signed a Minor League deal with the Nationals later in the month, but they released him last weekend.
Boxberger was drafted by the Reds in the first round of the 2009 MLB Draft. The team traded him to the Padres in a deal for Mat Latos in December 2011, when Boxberger was still a Minor Leaguer.
Boxberger was an All-Star for the Rays in 2015, when he had a 3.71 ERA in 69 appearances. From 2012-15, he had a 2.94 ERA in 174 appearances. Since then, he has a 4.44 ERA at the Major League level in 146 games.