Below are some key National League Notes from the Cincinnati Reds and the San Diego Padres featuring Tim Federowicz and Padres pitcher Jose Torres.
Cincinnati Reds: Cincinnati Reds demote catcher Tim Federowicz and outfielder Gabby Guerrero to AAA – Louisville
- Both players are off of the Reds 40-man roster and are with the Louisville Bats. Tim Federowicz joined the Cincinnati Reds back in August but never really amounted to anything this but a continuous backup catcher and depth player for a team. Gabby Guerrero was a late-season call-up who had only 18 plate appearances this season. (Update: Tim Federowicz has opted to become a free agent rather than head to AAA.)
San Diego Padres: San Diego Padres designated pitcher Jose Torres for assignment
- Jose Torres did not play for the Padres in 2018 due to his off the field issue which has charges of assault with a deadly weapon, intimidation, criminal damage, and possession of marijuana. The incident could very well push team’s away from signing him but until that is taken care of Torres could very likely go unclaimed unless a team is willing to take a shot.