Signed: RHP Davide Anselmi, 3B Marquez Smith (released by Rangers, April 1)
Released: RHP Blake Hendley, RHP Matt Klinker, RHP Terrell Young, LHP Joseph Krebs, C Jordan Wideman, 2B Adam Muenster, 3B Shane Carlson, OF Dayne Read
Added to 40-man roster: RHP Justin Freeman
Placed on 7-day DL: RHP Armando Galarraga, RHP Kyle Lotzkar, C Nick O’Shea, 1B Sean Buckley, 1B Carlos Sanchez
Reinstated from DL: RHP Brian Pearl, RHP Daniel Tuttle, LHP Chris Manno, 1B Neftali Soto
The Reds scouted 18-year-old Italian righty Davide Anselmi at the recent MLB European Academies Tournament, according to a Reds notebook at MLB.com.
Cincinnati took care of a little housekeeping with its string of player releases. All eight of the players listed here spent the ’12 season on the inactive list, and some hadn’t played in years, most notably Terrell Young, the top pick in the ’08 Rule 5 draft who retired in ’10, and Blake Hendley, the ’03 11th-rounder who hadn’t played since ’06.