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NL Central: Reds acquire Juan Graterol, Gabriel Guerrero

Check out what’s going on in the National League Central.

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The Reds have added catcher Juan Graterol and outfielder Gabriel Guerrero to their 40-man roster.

Graterol comes to Cincinnati from the Angels’ Triple-A organization, recording a slashline of .300/.340/.370 and is a middle of the road catcher.

Guerrero, hopefully bound to to follow the footsteps of his power hitting uncle, Vladimir Guerrero, lands on the Reds’ roster from Arizona’s Triple-A squad. While there, he recorded .212 /.273 /.313.

Keyvius Sampson and Ramon Cabrera were designed for assignment to make room for the fresh meat.

Here’s what else is going on in the National League Central:

The Brewers are playing tag with right-handed pitchers.

The Collective Bargaining Agreement ends on December 1st. Major League Baseball execs and negotiators have yet to find any common ground, making the possibility of a lockout, and cancellation of the Winter Meetings, even more looming.

Could the Mariners still have a shot at acquiring Andrew McCutchen?

Could Brett Cecil have a very specific job description when he gets to St. Louis?

“Brett Cecil is a less extreme pitcher than Randy Choate, but comparing him to one of the most extreme split pitchers in history would be misleading. He is the most similar to Duke, who was a serviceable “LOOGY” for two months in 2016, but has been a stronger overall pitcher. And his performance against lefties (as his performance against righties, for what that’s worth) has improved since his 2012 conversion from ineffective starter to stalwart reliever.”

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