5 former Reds' fan favorites still without a job heading toward Spring Training

Cincinnati Reds fans will never forget these familiar faces.
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3. Michael Lorenzen

How can you not love Michael Lorenzen? The former Reds pitcher, who was also a part-time outfielder and part-time pinch runner, was a fan favorite during his time in Cincinnati. Lorenzen, who was initially brought along as a starter, eventually found his way into the Reds' bullpen as a high-leverage reliever.

And while Lorenzen's time in the bullpen was successful, his most memorable moment came after the passing of his father in August of 2016. In his first game back from the bereavement list, Lorenzen sent one over the right field wall for the first home run of his career.

An emotional Lorenzen rounded the bases and pointed heavenward after touching home plate. Lorenzen was congratulated and embraced by his teammates in the dugout and emerged for a curtain call in front of the fans at Great American Ball Park.

Lorenzen left the Reds organization after the 2021 season and attempted to turn himself into a starting pitcher once again. He did so after signing a free agent deal with his hometown Los Angeles Angels.

Lorenzen agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers prior to last season and was dealt to the Philadelphia Phillies at the trade deadline. In his second game with his new team, Lorenzen pitched a no-hitter. It's a bit befuddling that the right-hander still hasn't signed this winter, but Mikey Biceps will eventually find a new home ahead the 2024 season.