When Reds general manager Wayne Krivsky was asked about the bullpen help in the minors a few weeks ago, he said: "We've got some guys down there. If that doesn't work, we'll go out and get someone."
The Reds got someone Tuesday. The club acquired right-hander Esteban Yan from the Los Angeles Angels for minor-leaguer Kyle Edens.
"(Yan) will be a guy who can get us out of an inning and pitch another," Reds manager Jerry Narron said. "In the past, he's had good velocity. He threw in the mid-90s. I don't know how he's thrown recently. But he gives us a little different look down there."