What does the Reds 40-man roster look like after declining Joey Votto's option?

The Cincinnati Reds made some roster moves in addition to declining Joey Votto's club-option.

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto
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With Joey Votto no longer on the Reds 40-man roster, Lucas Sims is now the longest-tenured player

Joey Votto had been the longest-tenured member of the Cincinnati Reds 40-man roster for quite some time. But that honor now falls to Lucas Sims who joined the team in 2018.

While Reiver Sanmartin, Nick Lodolo, and Graham Ashcraft are all still technically on the 60-day injured list, that trio of hurlers will soon be reactivated and count toward the 40-man roster.

The starting rotation has a lot of question marks entering the offseason. In addition to Lodolo and Ashcraft, the group of starters includes Hunter Greene, Connor Phillips, Carson Spiers, Brandon Williamson, Andrew Abbott, Levi Stoudt, and Lyon Richardson.

The relief corps is down one man after Buck Farmer officially entered free agency. But in addition to the aforementioned Lucas Sims, Daniel Duarte, Alexis Diaz, Tejay Antone, Alex Young, Sam Moll, Derek Law, Ian Gibaut, Casey Legumina, and Fernando Cruz round out the bullpen.

This is an area during the offseason that could see a lot of turnover. The Reds have already removed pitchers like Connor Overton and Justin Dunn from the 40-man roster, and more cuts could be on the way later this offseason.

Look for a few additions and subtractions as the Hot Stove season heats up. Cincinnati may look to upgrade both the rotation and the bullpen through free agency or trades this offseason.

Pitchers (20): Lucas Sims, Daniel Duarte, Hunter Greene, Brandon Williamson, Nick Lodolo, Casey Legumina, Ian Gibaut, Tejay Antone, Andrew Abbott, Connor Phillips, Alex Young, Reveir Sanmartin, Alexis Diaz, Carson Spiers, Sam Moll, Lyon Richardson, Derek Law, Levi Stoudt, Graham Ashcraft, Fernando Cruz

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