The Reds announced three minor roster moves on Monday, including agreeing to terms on a Minor League contract with utility man Wilkin Castillo. …
Unlike Castillo, outfielder Darnell McDonald has chosen to look elsewhere for playing time in 2010. The Reds announced on Monday that McDonald, who was outrighted off the 40-man roster on Thursday, has elected to become a free agent.
McDonald appeared in 47 games for the Reds last year, batting .267 with 10 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
The Reds have also lost right-hander Ramon Ramirez, who has been claimed off waivers by the Rays. Ramirez made 11 appearances out of the bullpen for manager Dusty Baker in ’09, finishing with a 3.65 ERA in 12 1/3 innings. Ramirez went 6-7 with a 4.03 ERA in 31 games (20 starts) for Louisville.
Ramirez is the only one of the three that I would’ve wanted to keep. McDonald and Castillo are AAA-roster-filler.