The Cincinnati Reds announced four roster moves on Wednesday evening. The team placed Jesse Biddle, Matt Bowman, Matt Davidson, and Travis Jankowski on waivers and all cleared and were outrighted to Triple-A Louisville.
Matt Davidson and Jesse Biddle both ended the season on the injured list. Bowman underwent Tommy John surgery. Biddle was injured in his lone appearance this season with the Reds on August 27th in Milwaukee. He was placed on the injured list two days later with left-shoulder impingement and he didn’t return to the field before the season ended.
Both Matt Davidson and Travis Jankowski were on the 40-man player pool roster for the playoffs. It was Davidson and Jankowski that found their way onto the 28-man playoff roster for the Reds, taking place of Anthony DeSclanfani and Sal Romano from the regular season roster at the end of the season. Davidson entered game 1 as a pinch hitter in the top of the 7th, only to have his pinch hitting opportunity taken away from him by a poorly executed stolen base attempt that ended the inning. Jankowski entered the game game in the top of the 12th inning to pinch run for Jesse Winker after his single. Neither play got into game 2 of the series.
The Reds 40-man roster is now down to 37 players. That, however, still includes impending free agents Trevor Bauer, Anthony DeSclafani, and Freddy Galvis. Once the season is officially over, the roster numbers will drop a bit more as those three will get to test the free agent waters.