Predicting the Cincinnati Reds 2022-23 offseason roster

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Free agents who will not be part of the Reds 2022-23 offseason roster (6)

Hunter Strickland, Austin Romine, Chase Anderson, Justin Wilson, Donovan Solano, Mike Minor

Free agency officially begins shortly after the World Series concludes. There aren't many free agents among those players on the Cincinnati Reds roster, but with an emphasis on developing young players, it's almost a guarantee that any free agent to-be who's currently on the Reds roster will not return in 2023.

Pitchers Hunter Strickland and Mike Minor were brought to Cincinnati this past season and neither one pitched up to expectations. Strickland lost his job as the team's closer near the end of the summer, and an injury-riddled season allowed Minor to start just 19 games. The Reds hold a team-option over Minor that will, no doubt, be declined.

Justin Wilson blew out his elbow weeks into the season and required Tommy John surgery. He'll be allowed to enter free agency and likely sign an incentive-laden deal with another team. Wilson may not even pitch until closer to next year's All-Star Game.

Donovan Solano was a savvy addition to the Cincinnati Reds roster this past spring, but if the veteran is looking to win next season, he'll have no interest in returning to the Queen City. Look for Solano to sign elsewhere.

Finally, there's the duo of Chase Anderson and Austin Romine, both of whom could return in 2023. For now, however, it's most likely that the Reds' brass allow both veteran to pursue other opportunities in free agency.