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Rotowire: Mar 20 / 11:13a ET
News: Badenhop won't likely be the Reds' set-up man, even though he's got a decent track record and is pitching well this spring, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "I think he's that situational guy when you need that ground ball because he's so good and adept at that situation," manager Bryan Price said.
Impact: There isn't really a locked-in setup guy right now. Sam LeCure didn't have a good season last year, Jumbo Diaz is somewhat untested, and the other options all have similar flaws. This could be an ongoing audition for the job.
Rotowire: Feb 7 / 9:41a ET
News: Badenhop has signed a one-year contract with the Reds that contains a mutual option for 2016, the team announced.
Impact: Badenhop should compete for set-up duties in Cincinnati after a career year with the Red Sox. His declining strikeout rate in recent years, down more than two strikeouts per nine innings from 2011, is a red flag that he could lose effectiveness late in the game, but he made up for it in 2014 with a career-high 61 percent groundball rate.