GOODYEAR, Ariz.–On Wednesday, the Reds began clearing out camp, and sent 16 of their players to minor league camp, according to The Enquirer’s Zach Buchanan.
Herrera has a shoulder issue that he’s fought all spring that still hasn’t allowed him to begin throwing in games. It’s not a serious injury. He hit .308/.438/.461 in 26 Cactus League at bats, but it appears to have set him back.
Castillo came to Cincinnati in the winter trade that sent Dan Straily to the Miami Marlins. The Reds were dazzled with his 100 mph fastball in 5 Cactus League innings, but he only has 14 innings pitched above advanced A-ball in his career, and stood little chance to make the club.
Herget hasn’t even touched AA to date and Bonilla seems to have been squeezed out by better showings in camp so far.
None of the 16 players will be released. All of them will report to minor league camp to open more playing time for the players locked in active roster position battles.