Doug Gray has all the details, but twenty Reds minor leaguers elected to file for minor league free agency today. Among them were a few guys who have gotten some time in the big leagues with the Reds, such as Kyle Waldrop and Donald Lutz.
To be eligible for minor league free agency, a player has to have six years of experience and not be on the 40-man roster.
Also among the new free agents are Yorman Rodriguez and Juan Duran, two guys who signed at age 12 (or something like that) and who I have never been high on. Two more guys that are favorites of fellow RN editor Jason Linden — Hernan Iribarren and Jermaine Curtis — will be free agents, as well.
It should be noted that some of these guys could still re-sign with the Reds. But they can sign anywhere else, too. I wouldn’t mind seeing Iribarren — or even Rodriguez — back next year.