So long, Fred Lewis and Chad Reineke. We barely knew ya’.

Both players have elected to explore free agency, which is not surprising. Reineke, of course, is just organizational filler. Lewis, on the other hand, can be a useful part for a team that uses him correctly.

No matter; Lewis was not and is not the answer to the left field conundrum that faces the Reds. How the club addresses that hole (and whether they address it at all) will be one of the defining questions of the 2011/12 off-season.