2 Reds players moving up the depth chart and 2 moving down

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Reds pitcher Connor Overton is moving down the depth chart.

Connor Overton has pitched better than the numbers would indicate, but they're still not very good. Through his first two starts, Overton has a 10.13 ERA with nine strikeouts in eight innings pitched.

It's that last number that sticks out. Overton hasn't made it past the fourth inning in either of his starts so far, and it would appear as though David Bell is very reluctant to allow the right-hander to go through the opposing team's lineup for a third time.

Overton looked shaky in his first start, but his most recent outing was much more promising. Perhaps most concerning for Overton is the recent news that Luke Weaver began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville.

Weaver went four innings in his first rehab start for the Louisville Bats. The right-hander will get at least one more start in Triple-A, so that means Connor Overton will get one last chance to make a good impression.

It's not yet known if Weaver will make his Reds debut as part of the rotation or come out of the bullpen. If Overton wants to remain with the big league club, he'll have to put forth an outstanding performance in his next start. Right now, Overton looks to be last on the depth chart when it comes to starting pitching.

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