The MLB world was shocked when a handful of solid veterans were placed on waivers by respective teams who are no longer in the playoff hunt and were looking to shed some salary. One man's trash is another man's treasure, and that could not be more true for the Cincinnati Reds.

The Reds are sitting just one game out of the final wild card spot in the National League, and while the field is crowded for that final wild card spot, Cincy has a decent shot of finding their way into the postseason. In order to aid their playoff push, Cincinnati's front office attacked the waiver wire, first claiming former New York Yankees outfielder Harrison Bader.

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Via Jeff Passan:

“The Cincinnati Reds claimed outfielder Harrison Bader on waivers from the New York Yankees, sources tell ESPN.”

Bader hasn't been having the season that was expected of him with the Yankees (.240 BA, 7 HR, 37 RBI, 17 SB, .643 OPS), but he's a strong defender in the outfielder who can also provide some speed on the basepaths. The Reds decided they weren't done with just Bader, and opted to claim former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe as well.

Via Jesse Rogers:

“The Reds also claimed Hunter Renfroe, sources tell ESPN.”

Renfroe has been having a decent season with the Angels (.242 BA, 19 HR, 56 RBI, .737 OPS) and will provide them another source of power in their lineup. Getting these sorts of reinforcements heading into September almost never happens, but it looks like Cincinnati used an expected avenue to shore up their outfield by adding Bader and Renfroe here.