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.
But 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.