Rosecrans reports (no permalink available) some moves:

Jose Capallan – back to Boston ($25k spent for 0.0 IP), Bill Bray – sent to L’Ville, Andy Phillips – reassigned to minor league camp.

Rosecrans takes the Bray move as a sign that both Stanton and Mercker may make the team. I’m still skeptical (hopeful?) that the Reds won’t keep three lefties in the pen, especially when at least two of the three aren’t too good.

UPDATED: Erardi reports that Stanton will be released. That should leave us with a bullpen of Cordero, Weathers, Mercker, Affeldt, Coffey, Burton, and Belisle. Who knows if that will be effective, but there’s depth behind those guys, for the first time in a long time.

The roster stands at 31.

PITCHERS (15)
41 Affeldt, Jeremy LHP
61 Arroyo, Bronson RHP
31 Belisle, Matt RHP
52 Brower, Jim* RHP XXX
51 Burton, Jared RHP XXX
56 Coffey, Todd RHP
48 Cordero, Francisco RHP
77 Cueto, Johnny* RHP
33 Fogg, Josh RHP
39 Harang, Aaron RHP
84 Lincoln, Mike* RHP XXX
50 Mercker, Kent* LHP
29 Stanton, Mike LHP
36 Volquez, Edinson RHP
25 Weathers, David RHP

CATCHERS (3)
9 Bako, Paul* C XXX
26 Ross, David C
17 Valentin, Javier C

INFIELDERS (9)
54 Cabrera, Jolbert* INF XXX
7 Castro, Juan INF
28 Encarnacion, Edwin INF
6 Freel, Ryan INF/OF
15 Hairston, Jerry Jr.* INF XXX
21 Hatteberg, Scott INF
27 Keppinger, Jeff INF
4 Phillips, Brandon INF
19 Votto, Joey INF

OUTFIELDERS (4)
44 Dunn, Adam OF
3 Griffey, Ken Jr. OF
30 Hopper, Norris OF
23 Patterson, Corey* OF
The easy ones are Brower, Jolbert Cabrera, and Hairston. Lincoln seems likely, plus one from Mercker/Stanton/Coffey/Burton. I really think that either Ross is disabled or Bako goes, but I could be wrong on that. Freel’s on the trading block, but if he (or Hatte) isn’t shipped out, I don’t see how they can keep 3 catchers.

The 40-man is the real problem.