The Reds have made a roster for Opening Day.

Starting Eight

  1. Devin Mesoraco C
  2. Joey Votto 1B
  3. Brandon Phillips 2B
  4. Zack Cozart SS
  5. Eugenio Suarez 3B
  6. Adam Duvall LF
  7. Billy Hamilton CF
  8. Jay Bruce RF

Position Player Bench

  1. Scott Schebler OF
  2. Tucker Barnhart C
  3. Jordan Pacheco IF/C
  4. Tyler Holt OF
  5. Ivan De Jesus IF/OF

News: Jose Peraza was optioned to AAA and Tyler Holt was recalled from the minor leagues for the final bench spot. Jordan Pachedo does make the team. Jake Cave was DFA’d.

Starting Rotation

  1. Raisel Iglesias
  2. Brandon Finnegan
  3. Alfredo Simon

Homer Bailey remains on the roster until tomorrow when he’ll be put on the DL. That’s when the Reds will call up the starter for Thursday’s game. Most teams name more than three starters to their Opening Day roster.

Tim Melville was assigned to Louisville.


  1. J.J. Hoover
  2. Tony Cingrani
  3. Jumbo Diaz
  4. Caleb Cotham
  5. Ross Ohlendorf
  6. Keyvius Sampson
  7. Dan Straily
  8. Blake Wood

News: The Reds will use Dan Straily in the bullpen for now. Dayan Diaz was assigned to the minor leagues. Carrying Blake Wood (30) is apparently more important to the organization than holding on to Jake Cave (23).

The Reds signed reliever Steve Delabar (32) yesterday to a minor league contract. Delabar has been with the Toronto Blue Jays since 2013. The Blue Jays released Delabar last week. Delabar is a Kentucky native who had played for the Florence Freedom back in 2008

Delabar was an All-Star in 2013, one of the most dominant relievers in the game. But the past two seasons, he’s split time between AAA and Toronto. He’s got a big arm and strikes out more than one batter an inning. He’s also had control problems. Don’t dwell on Delabar’s ERA. He’s a reliever, so it doesn’t mean much. In 8 appearances this spring, he had 8K and 3BB. This is a good addition for bullpen depth.

Disabled List

  1. Homer Bailey
  2. John Lamb
  3. Anthony DeSclafani
  4. Michael Lorenzen
  5. Jon Moscot
  6. Yorman Rodriguez
  7. Kyle Skipworth

News: Not news. A long list.