The Reds have released veteran IF/OF Ryan Raburn (Mark Sheldon).
Welcome news to those who favor younger players with position flexibility for the bench. Raburn offered a big bat for pinch hitting against LHP. But his defense at 1B and the OF was poor during spring training.
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