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batsfan
01-21-2010, 08:01 PM
As posted in the ORD by reds44, the Reds have release the spring training roster and announced the non-roster invitees, here is the post from Fay's blog:


From the Reds:

TODAY’S NEWS: Pitchers and catchers report to the Reds’ Player Development Complex in Goodyear, Arizona on February 18…after physical examinations, they will work out that later afternoon…position players will report February 23 and following physicals will work out that afternoon…third-year manager Dusty Baker’s coaching staff is scheduled to report February 16…minor league pitchers and catchers report March 4 and position players March 9.

CACTUS LEAGUE: The Reds’ spring training roster includes 53 players overall, 26 pitchers, 7 catchers, 12 infielders, 8 outfielders and 13 non-roster invitees…the spring training rosters are attached…most recently, the club invited to Major League camp 63 (2009), 65 (2008), 57 (2007), 63 (2006), 55 (2005), 56 (2004), 64 (2003), 70 (2002), 58 (2001), 72 (2000), 54 (1999), 51 (1998), 55 (1997) and 59 (1996) players.

SPRING TRAINING INVITEES (13): The Reds have signed to minor league contracts and invited to Major League spring training camp pitchers (3) RHP Mike Leake, RHP Justin Lehr and LHP Alexander Smit; catchers (5) Wilkin Castillo, Chris Denove, Devin Mesoraco, Corky Miller and Brandon Yarbrough; infielders (3) Chris Burke, Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier; and outfielders (2) Josh Anderson and Laynce Nix.

On the Reds.com roster, players have also been assigned numbers, and most of the new roster additions and non-roster invitees have been given high numbers in the 60's or 70's, except for Castillo (26), Nix (17), and Miller (37) who all played on the team, Burke (16) and ... Chris Heisey (28). Interesting...

Redsfan320
01-21-2010, 09:46 PM
Yeah, you have to think the players given "real" numbers are the ones they expect to make it to Cincy.

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Redsfan320
01-22-2010, 09:09 AM
Lots of catchers getting invites. Not sure what this means. Hernandez and Hanigan are locks for this year, and Hanigan seems to be the catcher of the future for the Reds

texasdave
01-22-2010, 10:13 AM
Lots of catchers getting invites. Not sure what this means. Hernandez and Hanigan are locks for this year, and Hanigan seems to be the catcher of the future for the Reds

They always brings alot of catchers to Spring Training because someone has to catch all of those pitchers.

Redsfan320
01-22-2010, 12:22 PM
Okay, I get it. So these guys, most of which I've never heard of, don't have much of a chance.

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BigPoppa
01-22-2010, 01:22 PM
Lots of catchers getting invites. Not sure what this means.

I thought the same thing............. :confused:


They always brings alot of catchers to Spring Training because someone has to catch all of those pitchers.

And then someone explained it to me....... :thumbup:



:redbbcap:

flash
01-22-2010, 07:26 PM
the guy i find most intriguing is Smit. I know everyone says he won't make the team, but why are the Reds calling him up. Another left handed starter in camp. Is he being showcased?

Redsfan320
01-26-2010, 06:10 PM
Jon Adkins and Danny Dorn are now also getting invites.

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BoldOD
01-26-2010, 08:49 PM
Any major surprises in this? I am not seeing any.

flash
01-26-2010, 09:37 PM
Smit is a surprise I believe. Why he was invited and Klinker can only be because he is a left hander, or perhaps he is being showcased. I am surprised Manz or Coddington are not there if only for a few days. Maybe they will be there unofficially.