Soto outrighted to Louisville
On today’s transaction page, it shows that infielder Neftali Soto was sent outright to Triple-A Louisville. That means Soto has been taken off of the Reds 40-man roster.
Soto made the Opening Day roster but didn’t do much at the plate in his limited chances. He batted .100 (3-for-30) in 21 games that jncluded four starts in two big league stints.
A third round pick by the Reds in 2007, Soto had long been a prospect at first base that was blocked by Joey Votto. His lack of hitting and quality defense at first base, third base (and a brief look at catcher) were not enough to keep him in a bench role.
It was telling that Soto was not included among this year’s September call-ups, so I’m not stunned he is off the roster.