Reds trade Puig to Indians in three-team deal

The Reds’ Yasiel Puig reacts after striking out against the Dodgers on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff
The Reds’ Yasiel Puig reacts after striking out against the Dodgers on Friday, May 17, 2019, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Yasiel Puig’s short but eventful stint with the Cincinnati Reds ended Tuesday night, one day before the trade deadline, with even more drama.

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The Reds traded Puig to the Cleveland Indians in a three-team deal involving the San Diego Padres, according to multiple reports.

The Reds acquired Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer, 28. The Padres received one of the Reds' top prospects,  outfielder Taylor Trammell, who has represented the Reds in the Futures Game the last two years.

In addition to Puig, the Indians acquired Reds pitching prospect Scott Moss, who was 6-5 with a 3.44 ERA in 20 starts with Double-Chattanooga, and two players from the Padres, Franmil Reyes and Logan Allen.

All this happened as the Reds were playing the Pirates at Great American Ball Park. Puig was 0-for-4 in a game the Reds lost 11-3.

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Not long after the news of Puig’s trade broke, a brawl broke out in the ninth inning when Reds reliever Amir Garrett charged the Pirates dugout and started throwing punches.

Both benches cleared. The managers, David Bell and Clint Hurdle, ended up on the ground and then had a shouting match. Puig and Garrett were ejected. Puig was also involved in a brawl with the Pirates earlier this season.

The Reds acquired Puig in December from the Los Angeles Dodgers. He hit .255 with 22 home runs and 60 RBIs in 99 games.

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The newest Red, Bauer, has pitched his entire career with the Indians. He was an All-Star last season when he was 12-6 with a 2.21 ERA. This season, he’s 9-7 with a 3.79 ERA.

Trammell was the Reds' No. 1 prospect, according to MLB.com. He was a first-round pick in 2016. He hit .236 with six home runs in 94 games with Double-A Chattanooga this season.

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