News Archives

Ryan Hanigan Traded in Three Team Trade, David Holmberg Joins Cincinnati

December 4th, 2013 at 12:52 PM
By Cody Dalga

On Tuesday, the Cincinnati Reds, Tampa Bay Rays, and Arizona Diamondbacks were involved in a three-way trade that saw Ryan Hanigan get shipped off to Tampa Bay along with Heath Bell and the Cincinnati Reds received David Holmberg. Arizona received Justin Choate and a player to be named. 

Hanigan, who was believed to be the odd man out after the Reds agreed to a contract with veteran catcher Brayan Pena, then signed a three-year, $10.75 million contract with the Rays.

"This gives Mesoraco the opportunity to develop into a No. 1, frontline catcher that we think he can be," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "Pena will be a quality backup and good bat off of the bench. It gives Devin the chance for more playing time."

Hanigan batted just .198 in over 70 appearances last season. Mesoraco, who will finally get a chance to be an everyday catcher, was the 15th overall pick in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft. 

Holmberg, who comes to Cincinnati after spending much of the past two seasons in Double-A Mobile, is a 22-year old lefty starting pitcher. He went 5-8 this season with a 2.75 ERA in 26 starts. In the lone Major League appearance of his career, Holmberg pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed three earned runs, six hits and three walks. 


You need to satisfy your competitive drive, so why not beat our experts in fantasy football. At FightClub, our official Fantasy Football partner, you can change you team weekly and win cash. Get a free $5 credit when you sign up and try them out. And each week, Sports Media 101 will sweeten the pot and award the player with top points an extra $25. Match-up and show them how good you are. Can you handle FightClub?

Your man cave is your home field advantage for every game. When the game is on the line, you should be able to look around and be reminded of the great moments you've watched unfold in that very room! MJR Sports Integrity offers a wide range or team and player-specific memorabilia that can do just that and take your game day room to the next level. Find your inspiration at MJR Sports Integrity and will your team to victory!

Tags: Baseball, Brayan Pena, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Reds, David Holmberg, Heath Bell, MLB, ryan hanigan

Related posts

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Login with: