Reds move Finnegan to 60-day DL; claim player from Royals system
CINCINNATI (WKR) - The Reds on Tuesday transferred starting pitcher Brandon Finnegan to the 60-day disabled list and with him now off the 40-man roster because of it the team claimed first baseman/outfielder Peter O'Brien from the Kansas City Royals and optioned him to Class AAA Louisville.
Finnegan, who is battling a shoulder issue, was originally placed on the 10-day disabled list on April 16. He left his final start after one inning and is 1-0 with a 2.70 ERA in three starts covering 10 innings.
The right-handed hitting and fielding O'Brien had play this season for the Royals Class AAA affiliate in Omaha and hit just .162 with three homers and six RBI in 27 games and 105 at bats.
He was acquired by the Royals in a trade this past January with the Arizona Diamondbacks and played for their Class AAA affiliate in Reno the last two years. In 2016 he hit .254 with 24 homers and 75 RBI and in 2015 he hit .284 with 26 homers and 105 RBI. He also got 74 at bats over the last two season with Arizona, but hit just .176 with six homers and 12 RBI.
O'Brien was drafted by the New York Yankees in the second round of the 2012 draft.