The Cincinnati Reds are in the middle of a playoff battle in the NL Central and with youngster Aroldis Chapman struggles of late, the front office could look to add some help in the bullpen before the MLB trade deadline.
The latest rumor from Doug Mead suggests the team looks at San Diego Padres closer Huston Street as a possible addition. Street has just come off the DL and is in top form, but with the Padres struggling again this season, they could look to unload his contract in the next few weeks.
The Reds lost their starting closer in April and Chapman has filled in nicely, but Street would give Cincinnati a proven closer and a veteran that has playoff experience, something that could help this team over the summer and land them in the playoffs.
Street is just 28 years of age, but he has 189 saves in his eight years in the league and his 1.50 ERA this season is the best in his career. There's still a month until the MLB trade deadline, but the Reds need to act quickly if they want to acquire a top-talent like this before the other contending teams around the league start their search for more talent.