Reds claim veteran starter off waivers from Braves

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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