3 infielders the Reds should consider trading and 4 who should be off limits

If the Reds are looking to upgrade the starting rotation, trading one of the team's many infielders might be the easiest way to do so.
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand (33)
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand (33) / David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
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The Reds should consider trading Nick Senzel this offseason

While some might not even consider Nick Senzel an infielder, for the first time in his major league career, the former first-round pick was finally given several opportunities to actually showcase his talents on the infield dirt.

A natural third baseman, Senzel saw time at both second and third in 2023. Senzel saw his playing time greatly diminish after the promotions of players like Elly De La Cruz and Matt McLain, and there was discussion of a possible trade at the August 1st deadline last season.

The Cincinnati Reds demoted Senzel to Triple-A midway through the season, and were it not for rash of injuries at the close of 2023, it's possible that the 27-year-old would have finished the year with the Louisville Bats.

Nick Senzel has become almost unplayable against right-handed pitching, though the University of Tennessee alum had success against southpaws in 2023. But with a raise due through arbitration heading into 2024, it would appear as though Senzel's time in Cincinnati is coming to an end.

There may not be many takers, and it's doubtful that Senzel would fetch much in terms of a return. The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft may well be non-tendered later his month, but if there's a trade on the table, even for a low-level minor league prospect, the Reds should take it.