In a follow-up post, Garrett added, “And yes I am all good. Thanks for the love everyone. I love you all (for real). All the tweets don’t go unnoticed. I just can’t respond to everyone. I see them all. Thanks for the kind words.”
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The Reds, who have won 11 of their last 14 games, can’t afford to lose Garrett if they want to keep building momentum. He has a 2.59 ERA and is tied with Wandy Peralta in the team lead for appearances (37).
The Reds bullpen ranks eight in the National League with a 3.98 ERA. Along with Garrett, Raisel Iglesias (2.14 ERA in 33 2/3 innings), Jared Hughes (1.30 ERA in 41 2/3) and David Hernandez (1.69 in 26 2/3) have put up the best numbers.