3 Reds players whose career in Cincinnati may be over after 2023

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Senzel / Steph Chambers/GettyImages
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2. Nick Senzel may be entering his final year in a Reds uniform.

There are many throughout Reds Country who believe it's well past time for Cincinnati to have kicked Nick Senzel to the curb. The former first-round is currently rehabbing from offseason toe surgery and has yet to get onto the field this spring.

But the Reds' brass still seem to have a soft-spot for Senzel. When teams spend a first-round pick on an underachieving player, they tend to become a bit bullish. After all, releasing the former No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft would admit to failure.

Not only that, but the Reds have already traded Taylor Trammell and released Chris Okey. Letting go of Senzel would mean that the team's top three picks from that year's draft are no longer in the organization. Let that sink in for just a minute.

The disappointment surrounding Senzel has less to do with his lack of production and more to do with his inability to stay healthy. It seems like anytime that Senzel goes diving for a flyball or slides into second base, Reds Country holds their collective breath and assumes the worst.

Moving on from Nick Senzel is difficult based on the production that Cincinnati assumed they'd receive from the University of Tennessee product. But injuries have wrecked any real chance that the 27-year-old has of becoming a reliable, everyday player. This could be Senzel's final season with the Reds.