The Reds have made a couple of minor signings.
Per Fay on Olivo:
The Reds signed catcher Miguel Olivo to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp. Olivo, 34, hit .222/.239/.381 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI for Seattle last year.
And on Parra:
Parra was 2-3 with 5.06 ERA last year for Milwaukee. He held left-handers to a .229 average. With Aroldis Chapman slated to go into the rotation, Sean Marshall was only the left-handed reliever on roster with any big league experience. (Note: Walt Jocketty said the plan for Tony Cingrani is to have him work as a starter in the minors.
I have to think Olivo is purely a depth signing. A little competition for Mesoraco, maybe, but Devin would probably have to fall on his face.
Parra will probably see some time as a LOOGY, though. Which is fine. These are both kind of “whatever” signings.