5 Reds players, not named Joey Votto, who might not be back in 2024

Joey Votto may not be the only Reds player who will not return in 2024.
Cincinnati Reds infielder Jonathan India
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4. Reds utility player Nick Senzel might not be back in 2024.

Moving on from Nick Senzel is a something that became clearer during the season. In fact, were it not for a midseason injury to Joey Votto, Senzel may have finished the 2023 season at Triple-A Louisville.

The Reds optioned Senzel to Triple-A in August, but recalled the utility player after a rash of injuries and several placements on the COVID-19-related injured list forced the front office's hand.

Senzel's role with the ball club has been reduced to little more than platoon bat against left-handed pitching. There's nothing wrong with that. In fact, Senzel excelled in that role this season and was one of the best hitters league-wide against southpaws.

The problem is, Senzel voiced his displeasure with that role before the trade deadline. While Cincinnati was unable to find a trade partner or a deal that suited them, the Reds now have the entire offseason to find a mutually beneficial deal.

Nick Senzel never lived up to the hype in Cincinnati. But that's not to say that he wouldn't find success with a new organization. A position change during his rookie season and a lot of injuries really torpedoed Senzel's career. Perhaps the former first-round pick will latch on with a new team this winter.