These former Reds players will be part of the AL Wild Card Series rosters

How many former Reds players will be part of the AL Wild Card Series this week?

Minnesota Twins infielder Kyle Farmer
Minnesota Twins infielder Kyle Farmer / Aaron Doster/GettyImages

The American League Wild Card Series begins on Tuesday. And while the Cincinnati Reds did not make the MLB Playoffs this season, plenty of players who fans know and love will be part of the postseason.

Reds fans tend to not be as invested in the American League as they are in the National League. That's understandable. Even in the age of the balanced schedule, there's not nearly as much familiarity with a team like the Detroit Tigers as there is, say, the St. Louis Cardinals.

But, there are several former Reds players who'll be on the field this week during the AL Wild Card Series. For the Cincinnati faithful who'll be tuning in the MLB Playoffs, you may have some rooting interest for a few teams in the AL this October.

These former Reds players will be part of the AL Wild Card Series rosters

The Tampa Bay Rays battle the Texas Rangers in what could have been a series between two division winners. The way the season began, everyone would have picked the Rays and Rangers to win their respective divisions and get those critical days off leading up to the ALDS.

The Rays' roster boasts a pair of former Redlegs, but former outfield prospect Jose Siri is currently on the 10-day IL with a fractured hand. Robert Stephenson, or Bob Steve as he's affectionately known throughout Reds Country, should be on the Rays postseason roster.

As for the Rangers, Bruce Bochy's ball club is where former Reds closer Aroldis Chapman now resides. The Texas clubhouse is also home to the speedster and one-time Reds outfielder Travis Jankowski.

The Minnesota Twins, or Cincinnati Reds North if you will, is home to five former players who at one time or another suited up in the Queen City. Jose De Leon, Sonny Gray, Tyler Mahle, Donovan Solano, and of course, Kyle Farmer are part of the Twins roster. Both De Leon and Mahle are out for the season, and on the 60-day IL.

The Twins opponent in the AL Wild Card Series just happens to be the Toronto Blue Jays, and guess what? They have no former Cincinnati Reds on their roster. If you want a team to root against, I give you the Blue Jays. Enjoy the Wild Card Series this week, Reds fans.

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