According to MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon, left-handed pitcher Joe Mantiply has signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds with an invite to spring training. With the signing, Mantiply becomes the second former Yankees minor league pitcher to sign with the Reds.
Mantiply, 26, appeared in 35 games for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in 2017 after being claimed by the Yankees off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on November 8, 2016. The Yankees designated him for assignment on November 18 before releasing him and re-signing him to a minor league contract.
With the RailRiders he owned a 6-5 record with a 2.83 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 70 innings pitched. Out of the 35 games, he pitched he started six of them.
Mantiply has played just five games in the majors, all with Detroit in 2016. He owns a 16.88 ERA, allowing five runs over 2 2/3 innings pitched that year.
In the minors, he owns a career 20-13 record in 189 games. He struck out 298 batters in 310 innings pitched over five years in the minors.