Re: Reds Acquire Gabe White
06/18/2004 11:48 PM ET
Reds acquire White from Yankees
LHP Charlie Manning Sent To New York
ST. LOUIS -- Cincinnati Reds general manager Dan O'Brien today announced the acquisition of LHP Gabe White, a player to be named later and an undisclosed amount of cash from the New York Yankees in exchange for minor league LHP Charlie Manning.
White, 32, returns for his third stint with the Reds (1997-2000, 2002-03). He last pitched for Cincinnati in 2003 and went 3-0 with a 3.93 ERA in 34 relief appearances before he was traded to the Yankees on July 31 for a player to be named later.
White was originally acquired by the Reds from Montreal on December 15, 1995 in exchange for INF Jhonny Carvajal. He was traded to Colorado on April 7, 2000 in exchange for RHP Manny Aybar and was then re-acquired by the Reds on December 18, 2001, along with RHP Luke Hudson, in exchange for INF Pokey Reese and LHP Dennys Reyes.
White went 0-1 with an 8.27 ERA in 24 relief appearances with the Yankees this season. He produced a sterling 2.13 ERA in his first 15 games of the season, but in a pair of appearances on 5/15 vs Seattle and 6/11 vs San Diego allowed 11 earned runs in 3.0 innings. His overall ERA without those 2 outings drops to 4.08.
White is expected to join the Reds in St. Louis tomorrow (Saturday). He will wear uniform number 36. To make room on the 40-man roster, following tonight's game the Reds designated for assignment RHP Brian Reith.
Manning, 25, went 4-4 with a 5.12 ERA in 13 starts at Class AA Chattanooga this season. He was acquired by the Reds on July 31, 2003 as part of the deal that sent 3B Aaron Boone to New York.
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