5 players still on the Reds roster who should be non-tendered

The Cincinnati Reds will need to create some roster spots in the coming weeks.

Cincinnati Reds infielder Nick Senzel
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3. Reds OF Nick Martini should be non-tendered

This is one that could go either way, but it would seem as though the Cincinnati Reds would be best served to non-tender Nick Martini and attempt to re-sign him to a minor league deal.

Martini is a journeyman outfielder who also showed an ability to play first base for the Reds last season. The 33-year-old was well-regarded as a great presence in the clubhouse as well, so don't be totally shocked if the Reds decide to keep Martini on the roster throughout the offseason.

However, while the left-handed hitter produced two of the most-clutch moments during the Reds 2023 season, it's debatable as to whether or not he would even break camp with Cincinnati next spring.

For starter, Martini occupies the same role as Will Benson and Jake Fraley - a left-handed hitter with power who could platoon in either corner outfield spot. There's a measure of redundancy that just wouldn't seem to fit,

Nick Martini does have minor league options left and isn't arbitration eligible, so he does have those things going in his favor. It's all going to come down to the number of roster spots necessary for the young prospects who'll need to be protected from the Rule 5 Draft and potential free agent acquisitions.