3 Reds who are in danger of losing their 40-man roster spot

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama readies in the batters' box.
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Shogo Akiyama readies in the batters' box. / Justin K. Aller/GettyImages
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Zack Godley at Cincinnati Reds Photo Day.
Zack Godley at Cincinnati Reds Photo Day. / Sam Wasson/GettyImages

2. Reds RHP Zack Godley is in danger of losing his roster spot.

This one seems rather easy, don't you think? Strangely, the Cincinnati Reds signed Zack Godley to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training and then, shortly thereafter, added the right-hander to the 40-man roster.

Godley was recently sent to minor league camp, so the writing would appear to be on the wall. Godley has appeared in three Cactus League games this spring, pitched 6.1 innings, struck out four batters, and allowed five runs on six hits as well as six free passes. That's not going to get you on the Opening Day roster.

Godley may well find his way onto the Louisville Bats roster if the 31-year-old accepts an assignment to Triple-A. Godley has no minor-league options remaining, so he'd likely be designated for assignment when the time comes to cut ties with the journeyman reliever. However, the Reds could decide to just release Godley outright.

Zack Godley has some value to the organization, especially during the early-going of the 2022 season. The right-hander has seen time as a starter and a reliever, and given the lack of time pitchers have had to prepare for the season, it's possible we see Godley recalled to the big leagues some time in April. But I think chances are pretty good that Godley will lose his spot on the 40-man roster.