Reds add Manship, Tapia as non-roster invitees

February 8th, 2018

CINCINNATI -- The Reds added two more pitchers on Thursday when right-handers Jeff Manship and Domingo Tapia were signed to Minor League contracts with invites to big league camp.

Cincinnati will have 62 players in camp when Spring Training opens next week.

Manship, 33, pitched for the Twins, Rockies, Phillies and Indians from 2009-16 and spent last season playing in Korea. His best big league seasons came in Cleveland's bullpen from 2015-16, when he had a 2.07 ERA over a combined 85 games.

But Manship was non-tendered by the Indians after the 2016 season, when he had a 3.12 ERA but saw his walk rate jump from 2.3 to 4.6 per nine innings and his WHIP doubled from .076 to 1.43.

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In 2017 for the NC Dinos in the Korea Baseball Organization, Manship was a starting pitcher and posted a 12-4 record and 3.67 ERA in 21 starts.

Tapia, 26, has yet to pitch in the Majors and has spent the bulk of his career with the Mets. He pitched in the Reds' organization at Double-A Pensacola and Triple-A Louisville last season, posting a combined 4.08 ERA in 38 games with 10 starts.