Cincinnati Reds Player News: All Positions

News: Winker will be on the bench against lefty Andrew Heaney and the Angels on Tuesday.
Impact: As usual, Winker won't get to start against a southpaw. Phillip Ervin gets the nod in left field in his absence.
News: Dietrich is not in the lineup Tuesday against lefty Andrew Heaney and the Angels.
Impact: Dietrich still isn't being trusted at the plate against lefties despite his breakout power performance. Jose Peraza will get the call at the keystone in his absence.
News: Barnhart sits again Tuesday against the Angels.
Impact: Barnhart has started just four of the Reds' last 12 games, and it's hard to argue he deserves a bigger role, as he's hit just .191/.290/.315 on the season. Curt Casali remains the starter behind the plate in his absence.
News: Mantiply (elbow) is back in action at Triple-A Louisville after missing the 2018 season following Tommy John surgery. He has pitched in three games there, posting a 4.50 ERA over four innings.
Impact: Mantiply isn't on the 40-man roster or even considered a big prospect. He had a brief taste of the majors in his age-25 season with the Tigers in 2016. In many ways he represents the grind that the vast majority of minor leaguers go through, hoping to get another look at the majors.
News: The Reds released Howard on Sunday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Impact: The Reds will part ways with Howard just over five years after selecting him in the first round of the 2014 first-year player draft. The 26-year-old right-hander never advanced past the Double-A level and made only three appearances in the minors in 2019.