Signed: RHP Chad Reineke (re-signed), LHP Trevor Reckling (Bridgeport (Atlantic)), OF Jason Bourgeois (elected free agency from Rays, Oct. 9)
Elected free agency: RHP Greg Reynolds, C Corky Miller
Removed from 40-man: RHP Greg Reynolds, C Corky Miller (both players outrighted to Triple-A)
A former top pitching prospect in the Angels system, lefty Trevor Reckling went to spring training with the White Sox in 2012 but did not make an appearance for the organization prior to his May release. He latched on with Bridgeport of the independent Atlantic League in summer 2013, making 12 starts and going 4-4, 4.95 with 3.4 strikeouts and 4.6 walks per nine innings.
Veteran Jason Bourgeois sports a career .308 average and .355 on-base percentage versus big league lefties, though he might have a hard time cracking a Reds outfield corps that already includes righthanded hitters Ryan Ludwick and Chris Heisey and switch-hitting rookie Billy Hamilton, who is a natural righty hitter.