Report: Reds sign veteran pitcher to minor-league deal

Milwaukee Brewers starter Zack Godley throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

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Milwaukee Brewers starter Zack Godley throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Cincinnati Reds signed right-handed pitcher Zack Godley, who appeared in two games last season with the Milwaukee Brewers, to a minor-league contract, according to a report Sunday by Charlie Goldsmith, of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Godley, 31, pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2015-19. He was 8-9 with a 3.37 ERA in 25 starts in 2017. A season later, he started 32 games and was 15-11 with a 4.74 ERA.

The Toronto Blue Jays claimed Godley off waivers from the Diamondbacks in 2019. Then he signed with the Boston Red Sox as a free agent in 2020 and the Brewers in 2021. He pitched most of last season in Triple-A.

Signings at the big-league level remain on hold because of the Major League Baseball lockout, which started in December. MLB announced last week spring training games won’t start on time.

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