CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Reds sold pitcher Ed Yarnall to the Orix Blue Wave of the Japanese Pacific League on Monday for $300,000.
The left-hander came to the Reds on July 12 from the New York Yankees as part of the deal for left-hander Denny Neagle. The Reds initially considered Yarnall a contender for this year's rotation, but he appeared in only five innings this spring before being sent to the minors.
It's the second year in a row that the Reds have sold a pitcher to Japan. They sold Eddie Gaillard's rights to the Chunichi Dragons for $700,000 during spring training last year.