Reds add Krol to roster, Perez to coaching staff

Published 11:22 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Staff Report

CINCINNATI — The Reds made a move to supplement their bullpen Wednesday by signing left-handed reliever Ian Krol to a Minor League contract.
Krol will be in the major league camp as a non-roster invitee.
Krol, 27, a lefty situational specialist, spent most of last season in Triple-A with the Angels and Mets organizations. In 43 appearances, he posted a 2.72 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP. He made one big league appearance with Los Angeles on May 27 vs. the Yankees and worked two scoreless innings.
The Reds also hired Cristian Perez as the assistant bullpen/advance scouting coach on Wednesday.
From April 2018 until he was hired by the Reds, Perez served as a fellow in the league economics and operations department at Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner in New York, where he focused on international first-year player acquisitions and Asian transfers.
Perez helped coordinate MLB’s international drug and safety programs and during parts of the 2017 and 2018 seasons, he worked as a baseball operations intern with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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