The Reds now have 48 players in Major League camp.
Prior to Thursday’s game against the Indians, the Reds optioned infielder Yonder Alonso and left-handed pitcher Bill Bray to Triple-A Louisville and optioned right-handed pitcher Jordan Smith and left-handed pitcher Philippe Valiquette to Double-A Carolina.
The club also assigned right-handed pitcher Jon Adkins and outfielder Josh Anderson to Louisville.
Guess I am a little surprised that Jordan Smith was assigned to AA. He’s been there for about a year and a half, and from what I’ve noticed, if you’re moved in minor league camp, it’s down, not up…so it would seem he’s going to be at AA. Maybe because they’re moving him to the bullpen?
UPDATE: Later in the day, Enerio Del Rosario, Sam LeCure, Chris Valaika, Pedro Viola, and Devin Mesoraco were optioned to Louisville. Also, Ben Jukich was returned from the Cardinals, where he’d been a Rule 5 selection. The Louisville roster is getting really crowded.