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The Reds today acquired from the Oakland Athletics 2 players to be named later and cash considerations in exchange for OF Chris Denorfia.
On April 3 Denorfia had "Tommy John" surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. On March 24 he went on the 15-day disabled list and on April 13 was transferred to the 60-day DL.
Denorfia suffered the elbow injury during a spring training game on March 23 against the Devil Rays. Denorfia was selected by the Reds in the 19th round of the June 2002 first-year player draft. He appeared in 77 games for the Reds the last 2 seasons (.278, 2hr, 9rbi, 2sb).
CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds today acquired RHP Marcus McBeth as part of yesterday's deal that sent OF Chris Denorfia to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for two players to be named later and cash considerations.
McBeth, 26, is scheduled to report to the Reds' Class AAA affiliate in Louisville tomorrow. He is the 48th player acquired by executive vice president and general manager Wayne Krivsky since he was hired on Feb. 8, 2006.
McBeth had been the closer at Class AAA Sacramento all season (8g, 1-0-5, 1.80, 10ip, 7h, 3r, 2er, 2hr, 1hbp, 3bb, 6k, .200oba). Last year, he combined to finish 3-3 with a 3.07 ERA in 59 appearances at Class A Stockton, Class AA Midland and Sacramento and ranked fifth among all minor leaguers with 32 saves.
Following last season, McBeth pitched in 11 games for Phoenix of the prestigious Arizona Fall League (1-0-2, 4.50) and was named AFL Pitcher of the Week on Oct. 30. McBeth was drafted in 2001 by the A's as an outfielder but in 2005 was converted to pitcher. In 93 pitching appearances since then he has posted a 3.04 ERA with 42 saves and a .204 opponents' batting average.