Prospect Herget added to 40-man roster
Travieso, Beltre go unprotected heading into Rule 5 Draft
CINCINNATI -- In an expected move ahead of the deadline to protect players from exposure to the Rule 5 Draft, the Reds added right-handed reliever Jimmy Herget to their 40-man roster. Tuesday's move leaves Cincinnati with one remaining open roster spot.
Herget, a sixth-round pick by Cincinnati in the 2015 Draft out of the University of South Florida, ranks as the Reds' No. 13 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.
In 50 relief appearances for Triple-A Louisville during the 2018 season, Herget went 1-3 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.34 WHIP over 59 2/3 innings.
Left unprotected ahead of the Dec. 13 Rule 5 Draft that will conclude the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas was Reds 2012 first-round Draft pick Nick Travieso, who has missed the last two seasons because of a shoulder injury. Also unprotected was outfielder and No. 22 prospect Michael Beltre, who played at Class A Dayton and Class A Advanced Daytona last season.