5 Reds players who won't be on the roster by May 1

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Seeing as how the Cincinnati Reds are in the midst of a rebuild, the active roster is ever-fluid. On Friday, the team parted ways with Nick Solak after he was designated for assignment prior to Opening Day. The Reds later traded Solak to the Seattle Mariners.

The Reds will be keeping a close watch on the waiver wire in the coming days and weeks. The club also has several players on rehab assignments in the minor leagues.

With so many young and talented prospects in the farm system, and several players on the Injured List, the Reds 26-man roster will look quite different a month from now. Which five players will not be on the roster by May 1st?

1. Jason Vosler will not be on the Reds roster by May 1st.

Jason Vosler came up clutch on Opening Day with a two-run double that tied the game. The infielder has a smooth left-handed swing and had an underrated 36-game stretch with the San Francisco Giants in 2022.

But let's be real about this - when Joey Votto is healthy, Vosler is going to be optioned to Triple-A. Volser's contract was selected by the Reds because Votto was unable to go Opening Day. The six-time All-Star is currently rehabbing in Triple-A.

Vosler does have the ability to play both corner infield and outfield positions, so there's a chance that he could remain with the club if he's swinging a red-hot bat once Votto is healthy. But with three left-handed hitters (Jake Fraley, TJ Friedl, and Will Benson) already in the outfield, it seems unlikely that Reds manager David Bell would want so many left-handed hitters occupying the same position.

Jason Vosler will be an interesting player to keep an eye on throughout the year. With minor league options remaining, the 29-year-old could become quite familiar with the scenery up and down I-71 between Louisville and Cincinnati.