2 Reds minor leaguers in danger of losing their 40-man roster spot and 1 who will remain

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Reds minor leaguer Jared Solomon is in danger of losing his roster spot.

It's very difficult to see Jared Solomon hanging on to his 40-man roster spot. The 25-year-old earned that spot back in 2020 despite the fact he'd be undergoing Tommy John surgery and miss the entirety of the 2021 season.

Still, the Cincinnati Reds had enough faith in Solomon's abliities that he was added to the team's 40-man roster that winter and he made his major league debut earlier this season after beginning the year with the Chattanooga Lookouts.

Solomon appeared in nine big league games this season and posted an ERA of 10.80 with nine punch outs in 8.1 innings of work. The five walks and three home runs allowed were the two biggest eyesores for Solomon on the season. But being that he was just a rookie, it was to be expected, right?

The problem with that line of thinking is that Jared Solomon posted very similar numbers at Triple-A as well. While the right-hander owned a 3.24 HR/9 and 12.8% walk-rate in those nine appearances for Cincinnati, Solomon posted a walk-rate of 13.8% at Triple-A and had an HR/9 of 2.87 according to FanGraphs.

Numbers like that are not going to give Solomon the opportunities to showcase his skills at the major league level, and it may well cost him a spot on the Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster. Both Solomon and fellow right-hander Ryan Hendrix have struggled with free passes this season, but Hendrix's hasn't given up near the number of gopher balls that fans have seen from Solomon.