Reds GM Nick Krall makes all the right moves with 40-man roster additions

Cincinnati Reds infielder Noelvi Marte, Elly De La Cruz
Cincinnati Reds infielder Noelvi Marte, Elly De La Cruz / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday's deadline came and went without much fanfare. While the Cincinnati Reds were rumored to be in trade discussions with the Tampa Bay Rays, nothing materialized.

However, Reds GM Nick Krall did make some moves on Tuesday, which represented the deadline for team's to protect their top prospects from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft by adding them to the 40-man roster.

Krall made all the right moves by adding six prospects to the team's 40-man roster. Of course with the additions came an equal number of subtractions. After all the dust settled on Tuesday night, Cincinnati's roster is now at 40.

Reds GM Nick Krall makes all the right moves with 40-man roster additions.

The Cincinnati Reds added top prospect Elly De La Cruz to the 40-man roster on Tuesday night. De La Cruz is, arguably, the most talked about prospect Reds fans have seen since former first-round pick Jay Bruce.

Noelvi Marte, who was part of the return for two-time All-Star Luis Castillo, was added to the roster as well. Marte, a former shortstop prospect in the Seattle Mariners organization, is making the transition to third base.

Two other former Mariners' prospects were added to the roster as well. Left-hander Brandon Williamson and right-hander Levi Stoudt will both be in the mix to be part of the Cincinnati Reds the starting rotation next spring.

The Reds also added a pair of right-handers in former second-round pick Lyon Richardson and up-and-coming reliever Ricky Karcher. Richardson missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery, but is expected to return to the bump this season.

As for the departures, the Cincinnati Reds said goodbye to outfielder Arisitdes Aquino and right-handed pitchers Jeff Hoffman, Derek Law, Kyle Dowdy, Jared Solomon, and Art Warren. Of the six players who were designated for assignment, the only real surprise might have been Jeff Hoffman.

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