Reds acquire pitcher in trade with Giants

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The Cincinnati Reds on Thursday acquired minor league pitcher Jordan Johnson and cash from the Giants in exchange for infielder Connor Joe.

Johnson, a 6-foot-3 right-hander, will report to minor league camp.

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Johnson, 25, split time last season between Double-A and Triple-A. He made 26 total starts and finished 7-13 with 4.06 ERA. Johnson was 23rd-round pick by the Giants in 2014 out of Cal State Northridge.

The Reds picked Joe in December’s Rule 5 Draft. He was hitting .275 this spring in 40 at-bats.

Cincinnati’s 40-man roster and spring training camp roster both are at 39 players.

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