The Reds made a few more cuts today.

Alexander Smit was outrighted to Sarasota.

Richie Gardner and Tyler Pelland were optioned to AAA.

Chris Kroski and Matt Maloney were sent to Minor League camp.

The Reds also claimed Jose Capellan off of the Giants, who took him from the Red Sox in the Rule V draft. He would have to stay on the 25 man roster all year as he is basically a Rule V draft pick. In 2 innings for the Giants in ST he allowed 2 HR and 6 hits while striking out 1. He has a very good minor league resume, although a short one as well. He has an average fastball (88-91 MPH) for a lefty, but his curve and change up are both potential plus pitches that are above average right now as is his control. Its a big jump from short season A ball to the majors though….

I am a little surprised that Tyler Pelland didn’t get more than 2 spring innings this year considering how well he did last year in his AAA call up late in the season.