Four added to 40-man roster
Ahead of tonight’s midnight ET deadline to protect players on the 40-man roster, the Reds added four players:
C Tucker Barnhart, OF Juan Duran, OF Ryan LaMarre and RHP Chad Rogers.
The 40-man roster is now at 40, which at the moment, means the club has no room to select a player in the Rule 5 Draft. It also means someone will have to come off of the roster at some point soon when the Skip Schumaker signing becomes official.
Players first signed at age 18 must be added to 40-man rosters within five seasons or clubs risk exposing them to other organizations to being taken in the Rule 5 Draft. Players signed at 19 years or older have to be protected within four seasons.
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