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D-backs prospects Brito, Reinheimer optioned

Club makes five moves to whittle roster to 46 on Friday
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The D-backs got five moves closer to their 25-man roster on Friday in advance of their 4-1 Cactus League win over the Dodgers.

Outfielder Socrates Brito and infielders Jack Reinheimer and Ildemaro Vargas were optioned to Triple-A Reno, and outfielder Ramon Flores and right-handed pitcher Jack Buchanan were reassigned to Minor League camp.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The D-backs got five moves closer to their 25-man roster on Friday in advance of their 4-1 Cactus League win over the Dodgers.

Outfielder Socrates Brito and infielders Jack Reinheimer and Ildemaro Vargas were optioned to Triple-A Reno, and outfielder Ramon Flores and right-handed pitcher Jack Buchanan were reassigned to Minor League camp.

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Brito is Arizona's No. 14 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, and Reinheimer is ranked No. 25.

Vargas and Reinheimer saw Cactus League playing time at multiple infield positions, but with Nick Ahmed and Ketel Marte looking like the starting combination up the middle and Daniel Descalso and Chris Owings headed for backup roles, there was no more room on the bench.

Brito and Flores faced a similar logjam in the outfield, where new acquisitions Steven Souza Jr. will start and Jarrod Dyson will be the fourth outfielder. Brito made a good impression, hitting .273 (3-for-11) with a homer and two RBIs.

Video: ARI@SD: Brito hammers solo homer to deep right

Buchanan faced a rotation that was essentially set when camp began and a crowded field competing for limited openings in the bullpen.

The D-backs have 46 players remaining in the Major League camp.

Owen Perkins is a contributor to MLB.com.

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