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Reds roster cuts and 21-yr old LHP pickup

Courtesy of CTR The Reds today made a number of spring training cuts.  

Alexander Smit was outrighted to Sarasota (off the 40-man roster.)
Richie Gardner and Tyler Pelland optioned to AAA.
C Chris Kroski, LHP Matt Maloney and LHP Adam Pettyjohn were reassigned to the minor league camp.

The Reds claimed 21 year old LHP Jose Capellan off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.  The Giants drafted him in this year's Rule V draft from the Boston Red Sox.  Follow the link to his career minor league stats and scouting report.  Great professional numbers, but never pitched above A-ball.  In 3 spring games with the Giants, Capellan pitched 2 and a third innings, 6 hits, 2 of which were homeruns, no walks, 1 strikeout and a hefty 11.59 ERA.  

Seems to squeeze an already tight 25-man roster spot.  Perhaps he can be stashed on the 25-man all year as a lefty specialist, then back to the minors next year to go back to starting?  

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