Reds acquire bullpen help from Yankees in late-night trade

Reds give up player to be named later in deal

Credit: Kathy Willens

Credit: Kathy Willens

The Cincinnati Reds announced a trade with the New York Yankees at 12:39 a.m. Wednesday that brings help to a bullpen that ranks last in baseball with a 5.36 ERA.

The deal brings two relief pitchers to Cincinnati, right-hander Luis Cessa and left-hander Justin Wilson, who have combined to make 50 appearances for the Yankees this season.

The Reds gave up a player to be named later in the deal while making room on the roster by designating right-handed pitchers Ashton Goudeau and Edgar Garcia for assignment.

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Cessa, 29, is 3-1 with a 2.82 ERA in 29 appearances. He has pitched six seasons for the Yankees.

Wilson, 33, is 1-1 with a 7.50 ERA in 22 appearances. He made his big-league debut in 2012 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and has a career 3.44 ERA in 10 seasons.

After a 7-4 victory on the road against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, the Reds (52-49) trail the Milwaukee Brewers by seven games in the National League Central Division and face a six-game deficit in the wild-card race.

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