3 non-roster invitees who will make Reds Opening Day roster and 2 who will come up just short

Cincinnati Reds infielder Jason Vosler
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The Cincinnati Reds have invited several players to Goodyear, Arizona on minor-league deals. Every year, there's a handful of non-roster invitees who make an impression during spring training and wiggle their way onto the Reds Opening Day roster.

This season will be no exception. With Nick Senzel and Joey Votto coming off injuries in 2022 and a few pitchers already set to begin the 2023 on the Injured List, there will be a few roster spots up for grabs once Cactus League games begin.

But not every non-roster invitee will make the cut. Which three NRI's will make the Reds Opening Day roster and which two will fall just short of landing a spot on the 26-man squad set to break camp at the end of March?

Reds non-roster invitee Chase Anderson will be on the Reds Opening Day roster.

The competition for a spot in the Cincnnati Reds starting rotation is sure to be fierce this spring. Every Reds fan knows that, if healthy, Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, and Graham Ashcraft will be part of the rotation. But what about the other two spots?

That's where Chase Anderson comes in. Anderson was signed late last season after spending time with the Tampa Bay Rays Triple-A affiliate. The right-hander had some ups and downs once he was called up to the Reds and was just recently re-signed to a minor-league contract.

Anderson has experience with Reds pitching coach Derek Johnson from their time together in Milwaukee, so that will definitely work to his advantage. Anderson also the versatility to come out of the bullpen as well.

Luis Cessa, Connor Overton, and Luke Weaver will all be looking to land a spot in the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day starting rotation as well. Whether he winds up as a starter or a reliever, look for Chase Anderson to emerge from Goodyear on the Reds 26-man roster.