Yesterday saw the Cincinnati Reds make their first set of roster moves in spring training. Today they followed that up be sending 12 more players back to minor league camp.

All of the players that were sent back to minor league camps were on non-roster invitations. No players were optioned. Pitchers Tony Santillan and Odrisamer Despaigne were sent to the backfields. Outfielders Aristides Aquino, TJ Friedl, Brian O’Grady, Jordan Patterson, Taylor Trammell, Mason Williams, and Kyle Wren were sent down. Infielder Alfredo Rodriguez was also sent back to the minor league side of things with catchers Chris Okey and Tyler Stephenson.

There’s not much surprise to these moves. With the way that the roster seems to be shaping up, short of injuries there didn’t appear to be a spot available for any of the players that were sent to the minors today.

There are now 45 players remaining in Cincinnati Reds camp. Here’s the list:





7 Responses

  1. Indydoug

    Is the OF designation for Dietrich yours or Reds? If Reds see him primarily as an OF (know he played there mostly last year), that would seem to make his chances slim and none to make team

    • Daytonisn

      Dietrich will stay no matter where he’s listed. Versatile. A very good fill and a bat with power off the bench.

    • Doug Gray

      The Reds. That’s how he was listed in their release of “players still remaining in camp”. He’s got to be listed somewhere. I would not read anything into it. He plays the infield and outfield.

  2. Cguy

    I saw on ESPN site where Tebow (among other prospects) had been reassigned by the Mets. One of the others reassigned was one Dilson Hererra. I then scrolled back through Doug’s site to July 6, 2018 an item “Dilson Hererra promoted to Cinn. Reds” and read the posts. Funny how times—– and opinions ——have changed.

  3. AirborneJayJay

    Doug be having a new twitter picture up. Spiffy. Sportin’ a chocolate milk mustache now. Your dog or cat didn’t run away I hope?
    I’d say he must be ready to ride off through the Pecos to Arizona. I know your travels will be over land, but to you I say, Fair Winds and Following Seas. Be careful. Big storms out west now.

  4. Adam

    Doug–I just saw that Brad Keller will be starting for the Royals on Opening Day. The Reds selected him during the 2017 Rule 5 Draft and immediately traded him to KC for a PTBNL. Any idea who we eventually got in return?