Elmore claimed by Pirates

The Jake Elmore era was brief for the Reds. Elmore, who was part of some procedural moves this week that outrighted off the Reds 40-man roster only to be put back on, was claimed off of waivers on Friday by the Pirates.

It puts the Reds’ 40-man roster at 38 players for the moment.

A September call-up, Elmore was 2-for-11 in five games for the Reds. He spent most of the year at Triple-A, batting a combined .281 (75-for-267) at Louisville and Sacramento.

The Reds had claimed the 27-year-old off of waivers from the A’s on Aug. 2.


Thought it was 36 players. No Ludwick, Hanahan, Soto, and Elmore.

Some roster holes already filled with various comings and goings.

Yes this time of year you put the young players on the forty man roster that you want to protect. As Mark says it stands at 38 now on the roster. Notice that Walt has said the Reds are interested in Morse and Aoki. He would rather fill the outfield need by free agency than trade. We have 80.5 million guaranteed for 2015 and probably another 40 million coming up in raises in arbitration. That shows that Walt doesn’t have a lot of wiggle room but he has a tendency to be very creative when it comes to payroll. He has to be with the small-market team.

There goes my hope of having a Cozart replacement

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