The Cincinnati Reds have made their second round of cuts today. It was their second round of cuts in the last two days. On Monday they sent six players to minor league camp. Today they sent twice as many players back to the minor league side of the facilities in Goodyear.
Two pitchers were among the 12 players that went back to the minors today. Pitching prospect Tony Santillan and veteran Odrisamer Despaigne are heading to the minor leagues. Neither move is surprising given how the rotation and bullpen seem to be stacking up at this point. Santillan’s got some of the best stuff around, but he’s also never pitched in Triple-A. Despaigne is more of a guy to have around in Triple-A for depth than someone who was expected to come in and grab a roster spot.
Two catchers were also among the cuts. Top catching prospect Tyler Stephenson was joined by Chris Okey as players heading back to the minor leagues today. Infielder Alfredo Rodriguez was the lone player from his position group to head back to the backfields today. Seven outfielders were also sent back to the minor leagues. Taylor Trammell headlines this group, along with Aristides Aquino, TJ Friedl, Brian O’Grady, Jordan Patterson, Mason Williams, and Kyle Wren.
The moves today leave the Reds with 45 players remaining in big league camp. All of the players sent back today were non-roster invitees. Here are the stats for the players this spring who were cut.