Xavier Paul non-tendered
I didn’t expect anyone from the list of arbitration eligibles to be non-tendered but I’m also not stunned that Xavier Paul was given that fate before last night’s deadline. While his projected salary was expected to be in the neighborhood of a relatively low $1 million, it shows where the club is looking to save money. Bench players and pinch hitters like Paul could be located for less. The Reds have yet to formally announce the move but it’s listed on the transactions from Monday.
Here is the story I wrote in the wee hours of last night.
*In other Reds news, the team’s 2014 Hall of Fame class will be revealed tonight at 6 p.m. at the Holy Grail Banks. It will be carried live on the Hot Stove League show on the Reds radio network, which is also streamed live on Reds.com. I will be down there to see who got elected.