Reds add outfield depth with minor league signing

Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Henry Ramos
Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder Henry Ramos / Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cincinnati Reds continue to bolster their outfield depth. On Monday, according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman, Cincinnati signed former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Henry Ramos to a minor leauge deal with an invite to spring training.

Ramos, who debuted for the D-backs in 2021, spent last season overseas in the KBO. Ramos slashed .250/.304/.417 in 18 games for KT Wiz. In the majors, Ramos owns an OPS of just .555 in 50 at-bats.

The Reds have been looking to add additional outfielders to the roster this winter without breaking the bank. Ramos is a switch-hitter and can play all three outfield spots.

Reds add OF depth by signing Henry Ramos.

The Cincinnati Reds made their biggest splash of the offseason last month by signing former San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers to a one-year contract. After trading Tommy Pham and Tyler Naquin at last year's deadline, the Redlegs outfield depth was stretched incredibly thin over the final two months of the 2022 season.

Heading into spring training, it would appear as though Myers and Jake Fraley are likely to comprise two-thirds of Cincinnati's starting outfield. Nick Senzel, TJ Friedl, Stuart Fairchild, and Michael Siani will be competing for playing time as well.

Ramos, 30, has been little more than a rotational outfielder throughout his career and Reds fans should expect little more than that from the former fifth-round pick. His defensive versatility, however, is a benefit and Ramos could add depth to the Cincinnati outfield in the event of injury during spring training.

Henry Ramos will be looking to establish himself once spring training begins. With the lack of established outfielders on the Cincinnati Reds roster, Ramos may find a way to sneak onto the Opening Day roster if everything breaks his way. Ramos also has minor league options remaining.

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