As we move further into spring training the roster moves are becoming more and more frequent. This afternoon the Cincinnati Reds made their next set of moves as they optioned right handed pitchers Matt Magill and Keyvius Sampson to Triple-A Louisville. Joining them and also optioned was outfielder Kyle Waldrop.
Matt Magill, a 25-year-old right hander, made just two appearances for the Reds this spring, tossing two shutout innings with a walk and a strikeout while allowing three hits. Magill has spent time in the minors starting and relieving and his role is unknown at this point in time.
Right hander Keyvius Sampson had gotten more work, posting a 2.25 ERA in 8.0 innings. The 24-year-old allowed six hits and a walk while striking out four batters. All of his appearances came out of the bullpen, but he’s started and relieved in the minors in the past. Like Magill, his role with the Bats at this point is unknown.
Kyle Waldrop had a strong spring with the Reds. Splitting time in the outfield and at first base the left handed hitter put up a .273/.333/.636 line with three doubles, a triple and a home run in 12 games and 24 plate appearances. The reigning Cincinnati Reds Minor League Player of the Year will probably do more of the same in the Louisville on the defensive side of the ball, getting some action at first base in order to get everyone time on the field.