Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
This is pretty much a non-story. Redmond was already on the 40-man roster. And yes, Redmond is out of options. If he doesn't make the team next year, he will be DFAed i.e. put on waivers. Because Redmond has been outrighted before, if no one claims him on waivers, Redmond has the option of becoming a free agent or being assigned to the minors.
He'd likely choose going to the minors and collecting his major league contract.
This is about the Reds assuring themselves they have depth at AAA if needed in the starting pitching ranks. Cheap insurance.