The Reds have been rewarded with the 24-year-old left-hander after baseball rules the Devil Rays cheated when they claimed him off waivers, then sold him to the Phillies.
The Devil Rays claimed Livingston from Seattle on Tuesday, then sent him to Philadelphia for cash. Livingston spent most of 2006 with Triple-A Tacoma, going 8-11 with a 4.59 ERA in 23 games, including 22 starts. The Phillies acquired him for pitching depth, with the belief he could audition for a spot in their bullpen. The Reds have already added him to their 40-man roster.