The Cincinnati Reds traded relief pitcher Dave Weathers to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday for a player-to-be-named later.
Weathers, who was one of the longest-tenured Reds, was 3-3 this season with a 3.32 ERA.
The 39-year old right-hander was a fixture in the team's bullpen since rejoining the organization in 2005. His best season came in 2007 when he served as the team's closer and finished with 33 saves.
“We’ve adopted the Reds’ organization as our team,” Weathers told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I really thought it was where I’d end my career. But, in this game, things don’t go like you plan them. We’re going to miss Cincinnati, my family and I. They’ve been very good to us. The city’s been very good to us. I love my teammates.”
It was the fifth time in his 19-year professional career that Weathers has been traded.
Weathers was like a rock for the Reds. He often made things interesting, but he always took the ball. My favorite thing about him is even when he got roughed up, he faced the music after the game and shook it off and was ready to take the ball the next time his number will be called. Getting rid of Weathers not only will save the team some much-needed money, but also give them a chance to look at some young arms in pressure situations.