Reds acquire Minor Leaguers Neal, Isabel

Club deals recently DFA'd reliever Hernandez

April 17th, 2018

MILWAUKEE -- The Reds made a trade Tuesday, sending right-handed pitcher to the Dodgers for Minor League pitcher Zach Neal and first baseman Ibandel Isabel.
Hernandez, a promising pitcher with triple-digit velocity and a highly rated curveball, was designated for assignment Friday. He was an early cut from Spring Training after struggling with command.
Over multiple big league callups last season, the 26-year-old Hernandez had a 5.18 ERA in 19 appearances. His curveball was ranked by Baseball America as best in the organization the past two seasons.
Neal, 29, will be sent to Triple-A Louisville. He made one big league appearance for the Dodgers, on April 3, and worked one inning, allowing one earned run on two hits. He had a 3.72 ERA in two starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City. He spent parts of the 2016 and '17 seasons at the Major League level with the A's.
The 22-year-old Isabel, who will report to Class A Advanced Daytona, was batting .238 with one homer this season at Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He hit 28 homers with 87 RBIs for Rancho Cucamonga in 2017.