Cincinnati Reds: Four players who could get traded at the deadline

MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 19: Scooter Gennett #3 and Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds meet in the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 19: Scooter Gennett #3 and Joey Votto #19 of the Cincinnati Reds meet in the sixth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on September 19, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Cincinnati Reds players on the move?

Tanner Roark, SP

One of the players the Reds acquired this past offseason, Tanner Roark has come as advertised. He’s having his best season since 2016, pitching to a 3.96 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 115 ERA+, and a career-best 8.9 K/9 over 107 innings.

Roark is a prime trade candidate as he’s an impending free agent, and is a starter who could be acquired for relatively cheap and would be a solid back of the rotation piece for a contender. Jon Heyman reported the Philadelphia Phillies have interest in the veteran righty, and it would be within reason to believe Roark is someone who would be an enticing option for the Milwaukee Brewers as well as other clubs looking for rotation depth.

The 32-year old had a couple of rough outings coming out of the All-Star break but has bounced back to put together consecutive starts of five-inning, two-run ball with an 11:3 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Roark is scheduled to toe the rubber Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but in the event, he gets traded (or if the Reds plan on doing so) Cincy may put someone else out there to make the start.