Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg
I'm not sure I understand why he's even on the 40-man roster.
It's to keep him protected from the rule five draft. If the Reds want to take him off the 40-man, I'm sure there are close to 29 teams who would like to grab him off the waiver wire. Offensively, he's basically Jason Kendall, and Kendall managed to get paid over $30mm over the past three years. Defensively, well, he's no Jason Kendall.