Reds add a right-handed hitting outfielder
This has been a running theme throughout the offseason. If there's one thing this Reds roster is lacking, it's a right-handed platoon bat to pair with Jake Fraley and Will Benson in right field. Honestly, if said player could also play center field, that would be preferable. As much as Reds Country loves TJ Friedl, Cincinnati has no legitimate depth behind him at the moment.
Finding that right-handed hitting outfielder who excels against left-handed pitching, a la Nick Senzel, is the missing ingredient for the Reds. With spring training just a few days away, there's still time for Nick Krall to place a phone call and secure that final piece of the roster puzzle.
At the moment, that final spot would seem to be up for grabs. The aforementioned Jose Barrero will be in the mix, as will Stuart Fairchild. The Reds just inked Josh Harrison to a minor-league deal, and his versatility would seem to put him in line for that final spot on the roster as well.
But Adam Duvall would look really good in a Reds uniform, wouldn't he? Kyle Lewis seems like a really good bounce-back candidate who could be signed for next to nothing. Michael A. Taylor would be the dream, but he's likely going to attract more eyeballs, and the Reds would probably be outbid for his services.
Duvall feels like the move here, but Robbie Grossman would provide a nice platoon bat as well. The Reds could also be looking to give both Fraley and Benson more opportunities against left-handed pitchers in 2024, and if that's the case, then a platoon bat wouldn't be ncessary. However, based on their track record, finding a right-handed hitting outfielder would certainly bolster the roster ahead of spring training.