Reds claim reliever Judy off waivers from Tribe

Reds claim reliever Judy off waivers from Tribe

Reds claim reliever Judy off waivers from Tribe
CINCINNATI -- In addition to acquiring left-handed reliever Sean Marshall in a trade with the Cubs on Friday, the Reds claimed right-handed reliever Josh Judy off waivers from the Indians.

A rookie last season with Cleveland, Judy posted a 7.07 ERA in 14 innings over 12 games in the big leagues. He was designated for assignment last week.

"We had very good reports from three of our top scouts, and we like his arm," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "He's a guy that will fit in to the bullpen mix. He has options, so he would give us depth with our pitching staff at Louisville if he doesn't make the club."

The 25-year-old Judy spent most of 2011 with Triple-A Columbus, where he went 6-2 with a 3.12 ERA and 23 saves in 52 innings, spanning 50 games. He was drafted by the Indians in the 34th round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.

The Reds' 40-man roster currently has 37 players.

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