The Reds should add Spencer Steer to the roster by simply doing this

Spencer Steer Cincinnati Reds prospects
Spencer Steer Cincinnati Reds prospects / Billie Weiss/GettyImages

It's September 1st, Reds Country. The fanbase will finally get their first peek at one of the key returns from the Cincinnati Reds trade with the Minnesota Twins. Spencer Steer, who's been at Triple-A Louisville since joining the Reds organization. According to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic, Steer will be added to the roster, perhaps as soon as today.

With Cincinnati having an off-day on Thursday, there's little need for the Reds to add Steer today. However, if the front office plans to select the contract of the 24-year-old infielder, a corresponding transaction must be made.

Fans said goodbye to Max Schrock earlier this week after the left-handed hitting utility infielder was released in order to add Chase Anderson to the 40-man roster. When the Reds add Steer to the 40-man roster, there's a much simpler way to to so.

Placing Mike Moustakas to the 60-day IL would allow the Reds to add Spencer Steer.

The Cincinnati Reds should place injured slugger Mike Moustakas on the 60-day IL in order to add infield prospect Spencer Steer to the 40-man roster. See how easy that was?

In all sincerity, that's how simple it could and should be for the Cincinnati front office to add Steer to the 40-man roster. Moustakas suffered a calf strain last month, and it's highly unlikely that he'll return during the 2022 season. What better to replace him that by adding Steer into the mix?

The Reds have already begun to reshuffle the infield after calling up Jose Barrero following last month's trade deadline. Barrero supplanted Kyle Farmer at shortstop and the veteran was moved to third base.

The Cincinnati faithful have also seen an increase in the playing time of Alejo Lopez, TJ Friedl, and Stuart Fairchild; all of whom have performed well when given the opportunity. It's time for the Reds management to give a similar opportunity to the highly-touted Spencer Steer who could make his big league debut on Friday versus the Colorado Rockies.

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