Venerable Cincinnati Reds middle fielder Billy Hamilton used to be traded Sunday from the San Francisco Giants to the Up to date York Mets for ethical-handed pitcher Jordan Humphreys.

Hamilton did now not seem in a extraordinary-season sport for the Giants. He signed a minor-league handle the group earlier this yr.

The 2009 2nd-spherical buy of the Reds who carried out for the group from 2013 to 2018 has by no means carried out in opposition to Cincinnati. The Reds granted him free firm in November of 2018.

Hamilton hit .211 with an OPS of .544 in 305 plate appearances for the Royals in 2019 and had 18 stolen bases in 23 makes an are attempting. The Atlanta Braves chosen him off of waivers after the Royals designated him for project in August. He hit .268 in 48 plate appearances with 4 stolen bases in 5 makes an are attempting for the Braves.

Hamilton wowed followers in April 2019 by scoring from 2nd base on a sacrifice wing to deep middle subject within the Royals’ loss to the Mariners. Hamilton furthermore made a diving want all the way in which through a Spring Teaching decide in opposition to the San Diego Padres.

Hamilton mentioned in March 2019 that he has no now not simple emotions within the course of the Reds and aloof helps his weak teammates.

Hamilton, who hit .245 with 277 stolen bases in 690 video video games over six seasons for the Reds, thanked the group and followers in December 2018.

He is a 5-time Rawlings Gold Glove finalist, however he has misplaced at any time when.

Hamilton carried out 2nd to the Up to date York Mets’ Jacob deGrom in Nationwide League Rookie of the 12 months voting in 2014.

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Sonny Gray struck out 11 and allowed one hit in 6 2/three innings all the way in which through the Cincinnati Reds’ 12-7 decide over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

Cincinnati Enquirer