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Reds sign lefty Krol to Minor League deal

Perez added as assistant bullpen/advance scouting coach
January 30, 2019

CINCINNATI -- The Reds made a move to supplement their bullpen Wednesday by signing left-handed reliever Ian Krol to a Minor League contract. Krol will be in big league camp as a non-roster invitee.Krol, 27, a lefty situational specialist, spent most of last season in Triple-A with the Angels and

CINCINNATI -- The Reds made a move to supplement their bullpen Wednesday by signing left-handed reliever Ian Krol to a Minor League contract. Krol will be in big league camp as a non-roster invitee.
Krol, 27, a lefty situational specialist, spent most of last season in Triple-A with the Angels and Mets organizations. In 43 appearances, he posted a 2.72 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP. He made one big league appearance with Los Angeles on May 27 vs. the Yankees and worked two scoreless innings.
Over parts of six Major League seasons with the Nationals, Tigers, Braves and Angels, Krol is 8-6 with a 4.50 ERA in 225 games.
Cincinnati had two left-handers, Amir Garrett and Wandy Peralta, in its bullpen for most of last season, with Cody Reed being called up later in the year. But after a hot start, Garrett struggled in the second half, and Peralta also had trouble being effective after his breakout 2017. It prompted the club to send him back to Triple-A to work on his pitches.
The Reds also named Cristian Perez as their assistant bullpen/advance scouting coach. Since April, Perez had been working in the Commissioner's office as a fellow in the league economics and operations department. He focused on international first-year player acquisitions and Asian transfers.
Perez is the 11th coach to be named to new manager David Bell's staff this offseason.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.