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NL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
28-25 4-6 W1
26-27 3-7 L3
24-29 5-5 W3
23-30 4-6 W1
24-32 5-5 L2

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 3 4 2.57 20 13 1.48

Top Derek Law News

  • Reds' Derek Law: Resting for 10 days

    Law has been diagnosed with a mild flexor mass strain and will rest for 10 days, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Elbow injuries are always a significant worry for any pitcher, but Law's seemingly could have been much worse. He'll still have to build back up after his rest period, however, so his absence will presumably extend beyond the minimum 15 days.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Lands on IL with elbow sprain

    Cincinnati placed Law on the 15-day injured list Friday, retroactive to May 17, with a right elbow sprain.

    Law has delivered an impressive 2.57 ERA through 21 innings this season, at times working as an opener, so this is a fairly significant blow to the Reds' staff. It's unclear how long he might be sidelined.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Opening another game

    Law will be used as an opener again Saturday against the Marlins, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.

    Nick Lodolo was expected to start but was scratched due to a sore calf, so it will be Law on the mound to start and potentially Levi Stoudt who handles the bulk of the innings. Law also opened Thursday's game against the Mets, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings with a walk and a strikeout.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: To work as opener Thursday

    Law will work as the Reds' opening pitcher Thursday against the Mets, Mark Sheldon of reports.

    Law has a 3.00 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with 18 strikeouts in 18 innings this season. He has recorded four or more outs in five of his 17 appearances. Ben Lively will likely work as the primary pitcher after Law covers an inning or two, per Sheldon.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Falls to 0-2

    Law (0-2) was charged with a loss and a blown save against Atlanta on Monday. He did not record an out.

    The 32-year-old had the chance to save a 4-3 game in the 10th inning but promptly gave up a two-run shot to Sean Murphy on his first pitch. Law had a save and a hold through three scoreless appearances but has now been tagged with four runs and a pair of losses in his last two games. Alexis Diaz pitched a scoreless ninth inning Monday.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Earns save with Diaz unavailable

    Law picked up the save in Monday's 7-6 win over the Cubs. He allowed two hits in one scoreless inning without a walk or a strikeout.

    Alexis Diaz was unavailable after pitching the prior two days, so Law stepped in to close out Monday's victory. The right-hander was the last of six Reds relievers to appear in the game behind starter Connor Overton. It was Law's first save since 2019, and while he's not the most dominant pitcher in terms of strikeouts, Law is the most experienced arm in the Cincinnati bullpen.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Added to Opening Day roster

    The Reds selected Law's contract Thursday.

    Law won an Opening Day bullpen spot in Cincinnati and could quickly rise into a prominent setup role. Alexis Diaz is of course the clear frontrunner for saves.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Pitches way on to Opening Day squad

    The Reds informed Law on Sunday that he has won a spot on the Opening Day roster, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    Since Law had been attending big-league camp as a non-roster invitee, the Reds will have to open up room for him on the 40-man roster prior to Thursday's season opener versus the Pirates. The 32-year-old journeyman right-hander likely entered spring training on the outside looking in for a spot in Cincinnati's Opening Day bullpen, but he earned a roster berth after striking out 10 while churning out a 1.23 ERA and 0.68 WHIP in 7.1 innings. Law may start the season in a middle-relief role, but if he carries over his strong run of form from spring training into April, he could quickly settle in as one of the top setup men for closer Alexis Diaz.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Back with Cincinnati

    Law re-signed Monday with the Reds on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to MLB spring training.

    Law elected free agency in November after the Reds dropped him from their 40-man roster, but he'll be rejoining the organization in 2023 and will get the chance to battle for a spot in the big club's Opening Day bullpen. The 32-year-old right-hander made 17 appearances in the majors in 2022 between Cincinnati and Detroit, logging a 4.12 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 17:8 K:BB across 19.2 innings.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Designated for assignment

    Law was designated for assignment by the Reds on Tuesday.

    Splitting time between Detroit and Cincinnati last season, Law was dominant out of the bullpen, recording a 1.13 ERA through his first 13 appearances. His ERA then shot up to 17.18 over his final four appearances. Should Law clear waivers, he will have to regroup in Triple-A before the Reds bring him back into their bullpen.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Hit with third loss

    Law (2-3) took the loss against the Cubs on Saturday, allowing one run on one hit with one walk over 1.2 innings. He struck out two.

    Law relieved Nick Lodolo to begin the sixth and went 1-2-3 through the first hitters he faced. The right-handed reliever returned in the seventh and appeared to be cruising to another 1-2-3 inning before surrendering a two-out homer to Seiya Suzuki to put the Reds down 2-1. Law has now allowed five runs over his last two appearances, taking the loss each time.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Earns win in Cincinnati debut

    Law (1-1) picked up the victory Tuesday against St. Louis, striking out one in two shutout innings of relief while allowing a hit in a 5-1 win.

    In his first appearance for the Reds, Law entered the game in the fifth inning with the team leading 4-1 and tossed two scoreless innings. The veteran signed a minor-league deal with Cincinnati on Aug. 14 after being designated for assignment by Detroit earlier in the month. It was his first win since 2019 when he was a member of the Blue Jays.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Gets call to majors

    The Reds selected Law's contract from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

    Law will take over the 40-man roster spot and 26-man active roster spot of fellow reliever Ross Detwiler, who was designated for assignment after serving up five earned runs across 2.1 innings between his most recent two appearances. During his upcoming stint with Cincinnati, Law will likely be used in a lower-leverage capacity out of the bullpen.

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  • Reds' Derek Law: Signs minor-league deal with Reds

    Law signed a minor-league contract with the Reds on Sunday.

    Law was designated for assignment by the Tigers in early August and elected free agency after clearing waivers. He'll settle for a minor-league deal with the Reds and will report to Triple-A Louisville to begin his time with the organization. Over 33 appearances at Triple-A Toledo this year, the 31-year-old has posted a 3.23 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 39 innings.

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  • Derek Law: Becomes free agent

    Law elected free agency Sunday after clearing waivers.

    After evaluating his options upon clearing waivers, Law determined he was better off exploring the open market than accepting an outright assignment to the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate in Toledo. Before being booted off the 40-man roster Thursday, Law made two appearances out of the big-league bullpen and was charged with five runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk over two innings.

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  • Tigers' Derek Law: Loses roster spot

    Law was designated for assignment Thursday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Law has made two appearances out of the bullpen since being promoted to Detroit on July 30. He'll lose his spot on the 40-man roster in favor of Bryan Garcia, who will start Friday against the Rays.

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  • Tigers' Derek Law: Contract purchased from Triple-A

    Law's contract was purchased from Triple-A Toledo on Friday, Jason Beck of reports.

    The Tigers went with a bullpen game Friday and need a fresh reliever, so Law gets added to the roster. He has a 5.57 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 21 innings across 19 appearances out of the Triple-A bullpen since the beginning of June.

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  • Tigers' Derek Law: Links up with Tigers

    Law agreed with the Tigers on a minor-league contract Saturday, Jared Purcell of reports.

    Law spent the 2021 campaign in the Twins organization, appearing in nine games at the big-league level before finishing the season at Triple-A St. Paul and being outrighted off the 40-man roster in September. He then elected free agency in the offseason, missing all of spring training before signing with Detroit. Law will stick around at the Tigers' extended spring training facility in Florida to complete his buildup program before likely joining the team's Triple-A affiliate in Toledo later this month. The 31-year-old right-hander has covered 181.1 innings over parts of five seasons in the majors, accruing a 4.22 ERA and 1.44 WHIP.

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  • Twins' Derek Law: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Law cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul on Tuesday, Brandon Warne of Access Twins reports.

    Law had been on the 10-day injured list since July 17 due to a right shoulder impingement before being designated for assignment Sunday. He recently tossed three scoreless innings across two rehab appearances at Triple-A St. Paul, and he'll remain with the minor-league club after he went unclaimed on waivers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 224 lbs
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 32
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: R, R