I guess we should note, for posterity, that the Reds made some roster cuts yesterday. Twelve guys were sent away from major league camp, their heads presumedly down in a dejected pose.

Left-hander Tony Cingrani and right-hander Daniel Corcino were optioned to Triple-A Louisville, right-handers Kyle Lotzkar and Josh Ravin were optioned to Double-A Pensacola, right-hander Carlos Contreras and outfielder Yorman Rodriguez were optioned to Class A Bakersfield and left-hander Ismael Guillon was optioned to Class A Dayton.

Right-handers Nick Christiani and Chad Rogers, catcher Nevin Ashley, infielder Kristopher Negron and outfielder Ryan LaMarre were reassigned to Minor League camp.

A number of these guys are real prospects, although Cingrani is likely the only player who will have a chance to make an impact in the big leagues in 2013.

Consider yourself informed.