3 Reds players we'll be glad are gone in 2024 and 2 we wish stayed

The Reds might miss some of these players more than you think.

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The Cincinnati Reds roster has seen some turnover this offseason. One of the greatest players to ever wear a Reds uniform is no longer part of the franchise, but Cincinnati also sunk over $100 million into the free agent market in order to help build a contender.

After a surprising run in 2023, the Reds are looking to make some noise in 2024 and get back to the postseason for the first time since 2020. And while the new additions paired with the young core should help Cincinnati capitalize on last year's success, the Reds will miss some of those players who are no longer on the roster.

However, while a few players will be missed, there are other who the Reds fanbase will be happy not to see on the roster heading into the upcoming season.

3 Reds players we'll be glad are gone in 2024 and 2 we wish stayed

The Reds will be glad to be rid of the injury-plagued Justin Dunn

When the Cincinnati Reds made the trade with the Seattle Mariners prior to the 2022 season, Justin Dunn was more than just a "throw in". The Reds traded Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez to the Mariners in exchange for Dunn, Jake Fraley, Brandon Williamson, and a player to be named later (Connor Phillips).

Dunn was a former first-round pick, and though he suffered a shoulder injury midway through his 2021 campaign that kept him out of the second half of the season, it was expected that the right-hander could be part of the Reds rotation in 2022.

That never materialized. Dunn started a handful of games for the Reds in 2022 and never saw the field this past season. The Reds made the decision in October to outright Dunn off the 40-man roster. Rather than accept an assignment to Triple-A, Dunn elected free agency and is still seeking a deal.

It's hard to miss something you never really had, and Reds fans won't miss Dunn being part of the roster. Players like Phillips, Carson Spiers, and Lyon Richardson are next in line for that spot that Dunn never filled during his time in Cincinnati.