The Reds acquired minor league reliever Marcus McBeth from the A's on Saturday as part of a trade made a day earlier, and designated reliever Rheal Cormier for assignment to the minors. Cincinnati dealt Chris Denorfia to the A's on Friday for two players to be named. On Saturday, they received the 26-year-old McBeth, who went 3-3 with a 3.07 ERA and 32 saves last season with three of Oakland's minor league teams. McBeth was the closer at Triple-A Sacramento this season. He will join Triple-A Louisville on Sunday. The Reds will get one more player from Oakland at some point.
Reds Acquire McBeth From A's, Demote Cormier