It’s a good bet that a few non-roster invitees will make the Reds 30-man roster.
The Cincinnati Reds roster currently sits at 57 players. That number will have to be trimmed down to 30 by the end of summer camp. Several players are locked, provided they’re healthy, to make the cut, but a few non-roster invites could sneak onto the Reds roster. Who’s most likely to make the cut?
Of the 57 players in camp, 17 are non-roster invitees, as the Reds invited every member of its 40-man roster to Cincinnati and Mason. So, what exactly is a non-roster invitee? Essentially it’s a player who’s not a team’s 40-man roster, but received an invite to spring training, or in this case, summer camp. The NRI is given a chance to supplant someone on the team’s 40-man roster.
If the Reds were to select one or more players from the group of non-roster invitees, a corresponding move would have to be made. That means that if a non-roster invitee is added to the Opening Day roster, someone on the Reds 40-man roster will have to released, traded or designated for assignment.
There are not many players on the Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster who appear to be at risk of losing their spot, so if a non-roster invitee is to make the team, it won’t be an easy task. With the o overflowing talent in the outfield, one might assume that Scott Schebler or Travis Jankowski may be on the bubble, but otherwise, there aren’t many names to choose from.