Reds complete trade with Toronto, get RHP Justin James

Updated: December 7, 2007, 5:15 PM ET
Associated Press

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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