For the first time ever, during the 2023 season, the Cincinnati Reds will play every other Major League Baseball team. That means the fanbase will get to see more of the game's great descend on Great American Ball Park.
Since interleague play began, it was never a guarantee that the Reds would receive a visit from some of the biggest stars in the game. In 2022, the Reds played host to Cleveland Guardians, Tampa Bay Rays, and Baltimore Orioles from the AL. That's it.
Next year, the Cincinnati Reds will see teams like the Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, and Toronto Blue Jays make a visit to GABP. Who are some of the biggest stars from the AL that fans will be able to see?
1. Reds fans will get to see Twins OF Byron Buxton at GABP.
Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton may be one of the most underrated superstars in the game today. Buxton, who signed a massive contract extension to stay in the Twin Cities before the season began, is among the Top 15 players in the American League in OPS and trails only Aaron Judge Yordan Alvarez in the chase for the AL home run lead.
Buxton is electric, both in the batters' box and on the outfield grass. The 28-year-old has the speed and the arm to play up the middle and power to launch any ball he sees into the seats. While Carlos Correa signed a big-time deal with the Twins this past offseason, Buxton is best player on the playoff contending Minnesota Twins roster.
There's also the likelihood that Reds fans will be able to former starters Sonny Gray and Tyler Mahle. Gray has a team option with the Twins for next season and Mahle will be in the final year of his arbitration window. The Minnesota Twins come to Cincinnati next September.