Cincinnati Reds Player News: All Positions

News: Gennett left Friday's Cactus League game against the Brewers with an apparently leg injury, Mark Sheldon of reports.
Impact: Gennett had an awkward slide fielding a grounder in short right field and needed to be helped off the field. Specifics of the injury remain unclear but it's a worrying development with less than a week to Opening Day.
News: Reed was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday.
Impact: Reed had been in contention for a bullpen spot but didn't help his case with a 7.00 ERA in nine spring innings. The lefty had a decent 3.98 ERA in 43 innings at the big-league level last season and could get called upon when a reliever ahead of him gets injured.
News: Krol was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday.
Impact: Krol had a very strong spring, allowing just a single run in 9.1 innings of work. The 27-year-old has a mediocre 4.50 ERA in 190 innings at the big-league level.
News: Mahle will be the Reds' fifth starter to open the season, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: Mahle is expected to pitch the Reds' fifth game of the season, April 2 against the Brewers. His opening may only be temporary, as Alex Wood (back) will be on the injured list to start the season but isn't expected to miss too much time.
News: Senzel was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday.
Impact: The move seemingly closes off Senzel's chances of making the Opening Day roster. Whether for service-time manipulation reasons or out of a legitimate desire to have Senzel work on his defense at his new position of center field, the Reds appear set to open the season with Scott Schebler as the starting center fielder. Senzel should still be up early in the season and should spend the bulk of the year in the big leagues.
News: DeSclafani gave up five earned runs on six hits and three walks over 5.2 innings Thursday against the Royals. The big hit was a three-run homer in the fifth inning by Jorge Soler.
Impact: Four of the five runs against DeSclafani came in the fifth inning, as he was working on getting stretched out, while still throwing more curveballs. He'll pitch one more exhibition game Tuesday against the Braves, before pitching in the fourth regular season game of the year.
News: Joe was traded to the Giants from the Reds in exchange for pitcher Jordan Johnson, John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: Joe was a Rule 5 draft pick for the Reds, and was formerly in the Dodgers' organization. He appeared both at Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Oklahoma City in 2018, hitting a combined .299/.408/.527. He'll have to remain on the major-league roster, or else he will be offered back to the Dodgers.
News: Winker has failed to record a hit in his last 13 spring at-bats, but manager David Bell isn't concerned, Mark Sheldon of reports.
Impact: When asked if there was concern over Winker's struggles this spring, Bell stated, "No, I'm not. I'm not at all. I wish I had a better way to explain why spring training results -- I don't look too much into them." While Bell has previously said he would like to get Winker regular at-bats this season, the outfield in Cincinnati is potentially crowded with the likes of Matt Kemp and Scott Schebler also fighting for playing time. The situation will only get further complicated when top prospect Nick Senzel joins the team.
News: Trahan is likely to be sent to Triple-A Louisville to begin the season, following the Reds' signing of Jose Iglesias.
Impact: For what it's worth, Trahan is hitting .250/.318/.275 in 40 spring training at-bats, but as long as everyone above him is healthy, there's no room on the roster for him to make the team.
News: Bowman (lat) will start Thursday night's split squad game against the Mariners in Peoria.
Impact: This isn't really a change in roles for Bowman, but more of a way to insist that he gets his work in, albeit against the Mariners minor leaguers. He has pitched three scoreless innings since getting a late start in spring training.