Cincinnati Reds spring training roster cut tracker: Who will make Opening Day roster?

Teams can only carry 26 players into Opening Day.
Cincinnati Reds shoes, bat and hat rest on the field during spring training
Cincinnati Reds shoes, bat and hat rest on the field during spring training / Kareem Elgazzar, Cincinnati Enquirer via

While it's been a rather slow offseason throughout Major League Baseball, spring training is upon us. With pitchers and catchers reporting and position players to follow, Goodyear, Arizona will soon be overflowing with players looking to showcase their talents in an attempt to find a way onto the Cincinnati Reds 2024 Opening Day roster.

After barely missing out on the playoffs a year ago, president of baseball operations Nick Krall made several key additions with the hope of getting Cincinnati back to the postseason. The Reds invested heavily in free agency this past season, bringing in the likes of Frankie Montas, Jeimer Candelario, and Brent Suter among others.

Players from the 40-man roster and those players who received non-roster invites will attempt to impress manager David Bell, the Reds coaching staff, and the front office. However, when the team leaves Goodyear, there'll be on 26 players on the flight back to Cincinnati. Who's it going to be?

Cincinnati Reds spring training roster cut tracker: Who will make Opening Day roster?

The Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster is full, and unless there's a surprise once the team touches down in Arizona, everyone on the roster should be 100% healthy. Last spring, fans will remember that players like Joey Votto, Nick Senzel, and Tejay Antone were limited. Ultimately, Votto and Antone opened the 2023 season on the injured list.

In addition to the 40-man roster, Cincinnati also brought along 22 non-roster invitees this spring. Tony Santillan, Austin Wynns, and Conner Capel are looking to find some magic this spring and return to the big leagues. Young prospects like Blake Dunn, Chase Petty, and Rhett Lowder are looking to gain valuable experience and while also attempting to make their major league debut in 2024.

Edwin Arroyo, Rhett Lowder, other Reds prospects reassigned to minor league camp (Updated: March 7)

The Cincinnati Reds sent Edwin Arroyo, Rhett Lowder, and Blake Dunn among others back to minor league camp. Arroyo was one of the standouts early in camp as he flashed the leather and was knocked around some extra base hits during Cactus League play. Expect both Arroyo and Lowder to begin the 2024 season at Double-A Chattanooga. Dunn is likely ticketed for Triple-A Louisville.

Several Reds prospects, including Rece Hinds, reassigned to minor league camp (Updated: March 8)

Rece Hinds has plenty of power, but he'll have to wait to make his major league debut. Hinds, along with fellow outfielder Jacon Hurtubise, was reassigned to minor league camp. Joining Hinds and Hurtubise at Reds minor league camp will be right-handed pitchers Carson Spiers, Casey Legumina, and Christian Roa.

Reds waive former top prospect Jose Barrero (Updated: March 10)

The Reds surprised a few fans after announcing that Jose Barrero was claimed off waivers by the Texas Rangers. The former shortstop prospect was trying to carve out a spot for himself after moving to the outfield, but manager David Bell said that Barrero wasn't going to make the team. The Reds also reassigned Lyon Richardson to minor league camp.

Reds top pitching prospect Connor Phillips reassigned (Updated: March 13)

The Reds reassigned Connor Phillips to minor league camp, along with Conner Capel, Bubba Thompson, Matt Matthias, and Erik Gonzalez. Phillips is the most notable name, and could easily be recalled later this season and join the Reds starting rotation. Phillips didn't allow a run all spring.

Regrettably, not every player who steps onto the field at Goodyear Stadium is going to make the cut. Stay up to date with the latest transactions, including trades, releases, and reassignment to minor-league camp. Opening Day is set for Thursday, March 28th when the Reds play host to the Washington Nationals at Great American Ball Park.