Nix, Thompson out/40-man set
The Reds set their 40-man roster in advance of the Dec. 10 Rule 5 Draft. Added to be protected were:
RHP Enerio Del Rosario, OF Chris Heisey, RHP Logan Ondrusek, RHP Jordan Smith, IF Chris Valaika, LHP Philippe Valiquette and LHP Travis Wood.
Removed from the roster: RHP Daryl Thompson, who was outrighted. OF Laynce Nix refused an outright assignment and elected free agency…C Craig Tatum was claimed off waivers by the Orioles.
That puts the Reds roster exactly at 40 players. At this point, there is no room to select someone from the Rule 5 pool.
Nix wasn’t too surprising of a move since he was a non-tender candidate eligible for arbitration anyway. With money tight and Jonny Gomes situation still be worked out, a spot for Nix was slim.
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