Predicting the Cincinnati Reds 2022-23 offseason roster

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Fringe players who will sneak onto the Reds 2022-23 offseason roster (8)

Nick Senzel, Matt Reynolds, Art Warren, Buck Farmer, Dauri Moreta, Joel Kuhnel, Ian Gibaut, Vladimir Gutierrez

These eight players are in a very precarious position. Some fans may think they should stay, while others have seen their fill and are ready to move on. The players listed here could be non-tendered, but if they survive roster cuts this offseason, their place on next year's team is still up in the air.

It's hard to see the Cincinnati Reds parting ways with Nick Senzel during the offseason, though he could certainly be non-tendered later this year. But with three years of team control and minor league options remaining, it seems unlikely the two sides will separate just yet.

Veterans like Matt Reynolds and Buck Farmer are fringe players who may eventually lose their roster spot during spring training. But Cincinnati has a penchant for hanging onto low-cost veterans, so look for this duo to be retained for now.

Young relievers like Ian Gibaut, Joel Kuhnel, and Dauri Moreta are not in the greatest position heading into the offseason. But before the Reds part ways with any of these relievers, they'll need to find someone to replace them. Their spot on the roster, which may be temporary, is probably safe for now.

Last but not least is Vladimir Gutierrez. Year 2 did not go well at all for the right-hander, and after undergoing Tommy John surgery, fans are unlikely to see Guti appear in a game next season. Look for the Reds to approach this situation very similar to how they handled Tejay Antone this past season.