Just before the trade deadline Monday afternoon, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic announced that the Angels had made another move:
Reds get Brian Goodwin from Angels, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 31, 2020
The return is LHP Packy Naughton (10/10 name) and a PTBNL or cash.
Goodwin, 29, was a nifty little find for Billy Eppler just before the 2019 season. He has been remarkably consistent over the 1.5 seasons he spent with the Angels and can play all three outfield positions. In 166 games, Goodwin had 567 PA and hit .258/.327/.469. With the Cincinnati Reds just 1.5 games out of a playoff spot in the NL Central, this is a move for them to win. With starting outfielder Shogo Akiyama underperforming, perhaps Goodwin will slot directly into the lineup for them.