The Rockies have traded right-handed reliever Mychal Givens to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for right-hander Case Williams, the teams announced Wednesday.
The Rockies will also receive right-hander Noah Davis, the Reds’ No. 26-ranked prospect, as part of the deal.
Williams, 19, from Douglas County High School was Colorado’s 2020 fourth-round pick. Last November, he was traded to the Reds along with starter Jeff Hoffman in exchange for reliever Robert Stephenson and outfield prospect Jameson Hannah.
Williams has posted a 5.55 ERA for the Low-A Daytona Tortugas this season. He is battling out of his control, going on to score 33 runs in 47 innings at 34.
Davis, 24, a product of UC Santa Barbara, is 3-6 with a 3.60 ERA in 13 starting at High-A Dayton. The Reds picked him in the 11th round (319th overall pick) of the 2018 draft.
Givens, 31, was a clear business piece for the Rockies. He is due to become a free agent at the end of the season. He has a 2.73 ERA and 27.4% strike rate in 29 2/3 innings for Colorado.
Given is making $4.05 million this season, so the Reds will pay him around $1.48 million as a rental player. Cincinnati (52-49) played six games out of the National League wild-card spot, entering Wednesday. The Reds are in dire need of relief aid if they are going to score a run. His bullpen ranks last among the majors with a 5.36 ERA.
Colorado acquired Givens from Baltimore at last year’s trade deadline, in exchange for minor league infielders Tyler Nevin and Teryn Vavra and minor league outfielders Michael Deason.
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