The Cincinnati Reds have told teams that former Gators third baseman, Jonathan India, is available ahead of the August 1st MLB trade deadline. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand was the first to report the news.
Feinsand reports that the Reds are looking to add a starting pitcher with team control (years remaining on contract) as the team makes a playoff push. Cincinnati is currently the first wildcard in the National League.
India, the 2021 NL Rookie of the Year, is hitting .251 on the year to go along with 14 home runs and 51 RBI. He’s also stolen twelve bases in fourteen attempts. However, Cincinnati has a wealth of infield talent both on the roster and working it’s way through the farm system that makes India tradable.
India has a team-friendly contract and will be under team control until 2027. He will become arbitration-eligible in 2024.
India was drafted by the Reds with the No. 5 overall selection in the 2018 Ml