Originally Posted by mth123
I was thinking the same but I don't see why they waste an AFL Spot. He could go to the Mexican League to get work in. I'd have saved that spot for Joseph. I get that nobody wants to send starters. but these goes usually go no more than three innings and relievers would be ok. I think its for guys being considered and non-prospects go south of the border.
Actually, Ondrusek is the model I'm thinking of. Those others were lit up in AZ. Watson was horrid. Viola was ho hum. Even Ondrusek was iffy and didn't make the roster until turning it around the next season. If Avery is bad, he won't be on. If he's good, I think he could be. A lot depends on who else we see the Reds deal, extend, keep or non-tender. I think there could be lots of spots or maybe not enough.
Maybe they had no one else they wanted to send. Perhaps the Reds were content with everyone's innings and felt like they had an "open" spot on the AFL roster to send Avery who pitched about half a season.