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Prospect Herget added to 40-man roster

Travieso, Beltre go unprotected heading into Rule 5 Draft
MLB.com @m_sheldon

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.

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.

Video: CIN@CLE: Herget induces groundout, notches the save

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.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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