Royals Add Back-End Reliever in Shred
GUELPH - The Guelph Royals Baseball Club is excited to announce today that we have brought back reliever Darren Shred for the remainder of the 2023 season.
Shred, 25, played in the Cincinnati Reds farm system in 2016 and 2017 before winning an IBL Championship with the Barrie Baycats in 2019.
That season, the former Ontario Blue Jay recorded an earned run average of 1.50 across four regular-season appearances before doubling his workload in a setup role in the postseason.
Shred then appeared in one game for the Royals last season.
The righty said he cannot wait to help out Guelph throughout their stretch run.
"Always excited to be back playing for Dino. This team has so much talent and some great personalities, so hopefully I can bring some quality innings to the bullpen."
Royals manager Dino Roumel said Shred is an important signing for the Royals bullpen.
"We are so excited about having Darren join us. The first move we made when we got involved again with the Royals was to trade for Conner Morro and Darren from Barrie. I have known them for a long time and I have always loved them as baseball players and as people. Darren has a lot of great things happening off the field in his life this summer, so the fact he has decided to come and play with us is very exciting for me. Darren has professional experience and national team experience, and I think Royals fans will love watching him on the mound at Hastings Stadium."