Reds claim infielder, lose bullpen arm

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 16: Drew Storen #31 of the Cincinnati Reds reacts after giving up a solo home run to Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals in the seventh inning of a game at Great American Ball Park on July 16, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Nationals defeated the Reds 14-4. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 16: Drew Storen #31 of the Cincinnati Reds reacts after giving up a solo home run to Anthony Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals in the seventh inning of a game at Great American Ball Park on July 16, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Nationals defeated the Reds 14-4. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Credit: Joe Robbins

Credit: Joe Robbins

The Reds have added a potentially intriguing player while losing a bullpen arm.

Drew Storen hasn’t pitched since Sept. 1. He was placed on the disabled list last week and will require Tommy John surgery, sidelining him for next season as well.

Storen’s contract expires this offseason.

The Reds claimed first baseman/corner outfielder D.J. Peterson from the White Sox. Peterson won’t report to the major league team, but he presents some upside.

Once a heralded prospect in the Mariners system, Peterson has since lost his luster. Cincinnati is taking a no-risk, medium-reward wager that he can show some of the promise he had in the minors.

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