2 Reds who have no business being on a major league roster and 1 who needs a promotion

Cincinnati Reds left fielder Aristides Aquino (44) flexes.
Cincinnati Reds left fielder Aristides Aquino (44) flexes. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Cincinnati Reds infielder Colin Moran (16) gets set for a pitch during a spring training game.
Cincinnati Reds infielder Colin Moran (16) gets set for a pitch during a spring training game. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

2. Colin Moran has no business being on the Reds roster.

I didn't like the signing when the Reds made it, I'm even more bullish about it now. In no way should Colin Moran be on the Cincinnati Reds 28-man roster. The only thing that saved Moran early on was the rash of injuries that befell the Redlegs shortly before Opening Day.

Had Max Schrock, Donovan Solano, and Jose Barrero all been healthy, there's zero chance that Moran breaks camp with the Reds. The coaching staff can tout Moran's success versus right-handed pitching and his past success versus the Reds all they want, but that still doesn't mean that he deserves a spot on the active roster.

Colin Moran may have had the appearance of a Reds' killer in the past, but a quick look at his stats shows that it more of a mirage. Moran slashed .224/.286/.412 in 58 career games against Cincinnati and his .698 OPS while hitting at Great American Ball Park is nothing to write home about.

Moran should be optioned to Triple-A Louisville immediately. Once Nick Senzel returns from the COVID-IL, the Cincinnati Reds should send Moran to the Derby City and keep Alejo Lopez with the big league club. I'm aware that Moran is a left-handed bat, but his glove is suspect and he's currently hitting .125.