When the 2020 Major League Baseball season started, we knew it was going to be weird. There were rules put in place specifically because of everything that’s going on, and one of those rules was the number of active players on the roster. Before COVID-19 took over the planet, the rosters this season were going to be expanded to 26 players – up one player from where they have been seemingly forever. But with COVID-19 shutting down spring training and then rushing Summer Camp into a quick ramp up to get the season going, rosters were expanded to 30 players to begin the season. That roster size was set to drop to 28 players after two weeks of the season, and then another two weeks later to 26 players.

Well, the first part of that is still true. On Thursday at noon, teams must drop two players from their 30-man roster and get to a 28-player roster for their big league team. But that’s going to be the final number for the rest of the season. And that number will also carry forward into the postseason, too, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

This is helpful for two guys who otherwise would be sent back to play at Prasco Park in 16 days. More service time for whoever those players are. More money for whoever those players are, too. And if the team makes it into the playoffs it’ll get two additional guys some playoff experience.

Here’s how the Cincinnati Reds MLB and Prasco Park rosters look:

Cincinnati Reds MLB Roster

First Last Post First Last Pos
Tejay Antone RHP Curt Casali C
Trevor Bauer RHP Kyle Farmer C/INF
Luis Castillo RHP Christian Colón INF
Anthony DeSclafani RHP Matt Davidson INF
Amir Garrett LHP Freddy Galvis INF
Sonny Gray RHP Mike Moustakas 2B
Raisel Iglesias RHP Eugenio Suárez 3B
Nate Jones RHP Josh VanMeter INF/OF
Michael Lorenzen RHP Joey Votto 1B
Tyler Mahle RHP Shogo Akiyama OF
Brooks Raley LHP Nick Castellanos OF
Cody Reed LHP Phillip Ervin OF
Lucas Sims RHP Travis Jankowski OF
Pedro Strop RHP Nick Senzel CF
Tucker Barnhart C Jesse Winker OF

Cincinnati Reds Prasco Park Roster

First Last Post First Last Pos
R.J. Alaniz RHP Mark Kolozsvary C
Jesse Biddle LHP Francisco Peña C
David Carpenter RHP Alex Blandino INF
Jose De León RHP Jose Garcia INF
Hunter Greene RHP Robel García INF
Ryan Hendrix RHP Jonathan India INF
Joel Kuhnel RHP Alfredo Rodriguez INF
Nick Lodolo LHP Aristides Aquino OF
Alex Powers RHP Stuart Fairchild OF
Sal Romano RHP Boog Powell OF
Tony Santillan RHP
Tyler Thornburg RHP

4 Responses

  1. Mac624

    Can the manager be one of the two sent to Prasco? Or maybe find some decent bullpen help. Ugly start for a team that’s should be way better than they.

  2. MK

    One thing to consider is BobSteve will be back at some point, so that will be another cut. I would pick Davidson Ramey too.

  3. SaveTheFarm

    Breaking news…..I follow TJ Friedl on Instagram and he appears to be in Cincinnati. Another body in Prasco?