As expected (they had until midnight), the Reds have made their final Opening Day roster decisions.

Josh Hancock, Luke Hudson, and Anderson Machado were placed on the 15-day DL; Juen Bong and Rey Olmedo were placed on the 60-day disabled list.

As predicted here, Luis Lopez was sent to the minor league camp, where he belongs. And finally, the minor league contracts of Rich Aurilia and Jacob Cruz were purchased.

When will it be announced that Rich Aurilia is the Opening Day starter at shortstop?

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