cue the sound of crickets chirping on deadline day, the Reds complete a deal.
They've acquired left-handed reliever Rheal Cormier from the Phillies in exchange for Justin Germano.
They've also agreed to a one-year contract extension with Cormier through the 2007 season, with a club option for 2008.
Brandon Watson was optioned to Triple-A Louisville to make room for Cormier who is 2-2 with a 1.59 ERA in 43 appearances this season. He owns the lowest ERA among NL relievers.
There is a 4:30 p.m. press conference scheduled to discuss the deal for Cormier and ... ?