Reds complete trade with Toronto, get RHP Justin James
CINCINNATI -- The Toronto Blue Jays sent minor league pitcher Justin James to Cincinnati on Friday, completing a trade for outfielder Buck Coats earlier this week.
The Reds traded Coats on Wednesday for a player to be named or cash. Cincinnati designated Coats for assignment to the minors on Nov. 28 after signing free agent closer Francisco Cordero.
The 25-year-old Coats played in 20 games for the Reds last
season after they claimed him off waivers from the Chicago Cubs on
Aug. 28. ...
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