For the first time in 17 years, Joey Votto will not be on the Reds 40-man roster
For the first time since 2007, Joey Votto will not be part of the Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster. As for first base, that's a position that will likely fall to second-year infielder Christian Encarnacion-Strand, though Spencer Steer could see some time there as well.
The entire Reds infield entering next season could be comprised of first and second year players. As the offseason moves along, the Reds front office will need to make decisions surrounding the likes of Jonathan India, Jose Barrero, and Nick Senzel.
The middle infield looks to be on lockdown for the foreseeable future. After a terrific rookie season, the Reds have big plans for Matt McLain moving forward. Whether playing shortstop or second base, the former first-round pick has a home on the Reds infield.
Elly De La Cruz burst onto the scene, but fizzled out down the stretch. However, the talent is certainly there. De La Cruz has game-changing speed and looks to be central figure on the Reds infield heading into 2024.
Finally, there was Noelvi Marte. The former Seattle Mariners farmhand spent most of last season in the minors, but a late-season call-up allowed the third baseman to showcase his vast array of talents. Marte's rookie status will still be intact heading into next season.
Infielders (8): Jonathan India, Spencer Steer, Elly De La Cruz, Noelvi Marte, Jose Barrero, Nick Senzel, Matt McLain, Christian Encarnacion-Strand