In the middle of a battle for the National League playoff slots, on July 13, 1988, the Montreal Expos traded defensive standout catcher Jeff Reed, relief pitcher Randy St. Clair and quick running outfielder Herm Winningham to the Montreal Expos for line-drive hitting outfielder Tracy Jones and right-handed starting pitcher Pat Pacillo
The trade helped Cincinnati as catcher Jeff Reed took over as the Reds starting catcher in the final month of the year when starter Bo Diaz got hurt. Pitcher Randy St. Clair had a 1-0 record in 16 relief games and Herm Winninghan stole 8 bases in 53 games.
Montreal benefited because new outfielder Tracy Jones put on a hitting clinic and batted a robust .333 with a .390 on-base-pct and swiped 9 bases in 53 games. Pitcher Pat Pacillo pitched in minors during remainder of '88 season.
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1988 Final Standings
NL East : New York 100-60... Pittsburgh 85-75 - 15 GB... Montreal 81-81 - 20 GB... Chicago 77-85 - 24 GB... St Louis 76-86 - 25 GB... Philadelphia 65-96 - 35.5 GB
NL West : Los Angeles 94-67... Cincinnati 87-74 - 7 GB... San Diego 83-78 - 11 GB... San Francisco 83-79 - 11.5 GB... Houston 82-80 - 12.5 GB... Atlanta 54-106 - 29.5 GB