Last week the Cincinnati Reds needed a roster spot for starting pitcher Sonny Gray. To open that spot the Reds placed reliever Cam Bedrosian on waivers. The right-handed pitcher cleared waivers today and Cincinnati outrighted him to their alternate site in Louisville.
After an impressive spring training that saw Cam Bedrosian strike out 16 of the 32 batters he faced in Arizona he earned a spot on the opening day roster. But things out in Arizona didn’t transfer onto the field in the first two weeks of the regular season as he walked six batters (with seven strikeouts) in 5.2 innings while giving up seven runs (11.12 ERA).
He’ll now head to the minors and try to straighten things back out and get back to where he was at in spring training.
The right-handed pitcher is now added to the alternate site roster that will remain active until the start of the Minor League Baseball season that begins on May 4th. Here’s what the current Cincinnati Reds alternate site roster looks like:
|R.J. Alaniz||Rocky Gale|
|Phillip Diehl||Chris Okey|
|Edgar García||Beau Taylor|
|Heath Hembree||Cheslor Cuthbert|
|Ryan Hendrix||Mike Freeman|
|Dauri Moreta||Jose Garcia|
|Riley O’Brien||Alejo Lopez|
|Hector Perez||Errol Robinson|
|Matt Pidich||Alfredo Rodriguez|
|Braden Shipley||Narciso Crook|
|Bo Takahashi||Nicky Delmonico|
|Art Warren||TJ Friedl|
|Brandon Finnegan||Scott Heineman|
Cam Bedrosian chooses free agency
Rather than accept his assignment to the alternate site, Cam Bedrosian opted to become a free agent.