From the Reds Hot Stove Notebook at Reds.com
The Reds today purchased the contracts and added to the 40-man roster RHP Richie Gardner, IF Paul Janish, LHP Tyler Pelland, RHP Ramon Ramirez, C Craig Tatum and RHP Daryl Thompson
These moves put the Reds at 40-on the roster. So any Free agent signing or any Rule 5 Draft Pick would take someone to get a DFA or outrighted assignment.
From what I can see this protects most people worth protecting in the upcoming Rule 5 draft, except Carlos Guerava a relief pitcher who was in AA last year. Am I missing anyone?