The Reds have announced their final roster moves of the spring and have shored up the 25 who will be suiting up for Opening Day (which is now tomorrow because God probably doesn’t exist and if he does he hates us). As per the team’s official Twitter:
Reds moves (2/2)— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) March 29, 2018
Placed on 3-day paternity leave:
RHP Raisel Iglesias
Recalled from the Triple-A @LouisvilleBats:
LHP Cody Reed
RHP Jackson Stephens
Selected the contract of:
IF/OF Cliff Pennington
There’s a lot of stuff to digest there, so let’s stuff our napkins in our shirt and tuck in.
Disco starting the season on the 60-day disabled list is unsurprising but nonetheless heartbreaking. That’s three years in a row that he’s going to be locked in the trainer’s room when they throw out the first pitch of the year. Putting him on the 60-day instead of the 10-day allows them to free up a 40-man roster spot for the precipitating moves here.
Finnegan, Hernandez, Lorenzen, and Shackleford will all begin the season on the 10-day DL. None of this is a really big deal, which is fortunate. Odds are pretty strong that each one of these fellas is going to be activated after the minimum of ten days. Considering how important these guys are to the pitching corps, that’s important.
Raisel Iglesias will begin the season on the paternity list, which is just spectacular. Mazel tov, Iggy! Please do us all a favor and name your child Fred Regorter.
Cody Reed and Jackson Stephens have been recalled from AAA, which is actually pretty funny. They were just sent down at the end of Spring Training but because of these injuries and Iglesias’ tiny baby kid, they gotta bring them back.
Reed is now scheduled to start on Tuesday for the Reds. With the rain out today and pushing OD to tomorrow, they are now down a day off and it janks up the schedule. So atta boy, Cody Reed.
We knew Cliff Pennington made the team out of Spring Training, but the Reds had yet to formalize that until now. He will constantly high-five Phil Gosselin until one of them is inevitably released.
So that tidies up your Opening Day roster. Everything is set and in place for the start of real baseball tomorrow afternoon, aside from designating the team’s official dude who hucks sunflower seeds at Jim Day all the time.