5 Reds who are in danger of losing their spot on the 40-man roster

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ryan Hendrix RHP (68) delivers during a spring training game.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Ryan Hendrix RHP (68) delivers during a spring training game. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY
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Cincinnati Reds non-roster invitee pitcher Zack Godley (48) delivers during a spring training game.
Cincinnati Reds non-roster invitee pitcher Zack Godley (48) delivers during a spring training game. / Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

3. Reds RHP Zack Godley could lose his spot as quickly as he earned it.

In February, Zack Godley was signed a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training, and shortly after coming to Goodyear, Godley was selected to the 40-man roster. I'm not sure his showing in the early-going of spring training is going to endear him to the Reds coaches and front office staff.

Godley has appeared in two Cactus League games, thrown in 4.1 innings and has allowed five runs on six hits with four walks. Those are not too appealing despite the fact that the Reds bullpen is short on arms. Heck, there are non-roster invitees who have better numbers than that.

Zack Godley's performance in 2021 does fill me with confidence either. The right-hander was selected to the Milwaukee Brewers roster, pitched three innings in a start, and gave up three runs. He was placed on the IL the next day with a hand injury, then once he returned to the active roster, Godley was designated for assignment.

Godley cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A. He returned to the Brewers roster again in June and gave up three runs in a third of an inning. He was once again DFA'd. Godley latched on with Cleveland and the New York Mets, but never pitched in the majors again in 2021. Godley's unsightly 16.20 ERA last season makes it very unlikely he'll be on the Opening Day roster.