Reds claim veteran starter off waivers from Braves

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 02: Kevin Gausman #45 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at SunTrust Park on August 02, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Credit: Kevin C. Cox

Credit: Kevin C. Cox

Kevin Gausman has struggled in 16 starts this season

The Cincinnati Reds claimed starting pitcher Kevin Gausman off waivers from the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

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Gausman, 28, pitched against the Reds on Friday and allowed five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings. That was his last start for Atlanta. He was 3-7 with a 6.19 ERA in 16 starts. He spent time on the injured list in June with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

"Obviously, I'm not having the year that anybody thought I would," Gausman said. "I'm not in the situation I want to be right now."

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Gausman, the fourth overall pick in the 2012 draft, made his big-league debut with the Baltimore Orioles in 2013. He’s 47-61 in seven seasons with a 4.30 ERA.

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