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Cincinnati Reds invite Nick Senzel to big league spring training camp


The Cincinnati Reds, who open their Cactus League schedule on Feb. 23 against the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear, Ariz., announced a list of players they have invited to major league spring training camp.

Among the names are:

• Infielder/outfielder Nick Senzel: The No. 1 prospect for the Reds in 2019, according to, Senzel hit .310 with six home runs and 25 RBIs in 44 games in 2018 at Triple-A Louisville before breaking his right index finger and missing the rest of the season. He was the team’s top pick in 2016.

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• Outfielder Taylor Trammell: The No. 2 prospect, a first-round pick in 2016, hit .277 with Single-A Daytona.

• Right-handed pitcher Tony Santillan: The No. 5 prospect, a second-round pick in 2015, was 4-3 with a 3.61 ERA in 11 starts for Double-A Pensacola.

• Catcher Tyler Stephenson: The No. 6 prospect, a first-round pick in 2015,  hit .250 with Daytona.

• Right-handed pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez: The No. 8 prospect was 9-10 with a 4.35 ERA with Pensacola.

• OutfielderTJ Friedl: The No. 14 prospect, who signed as an undrafted free agent in 2016, hit .276 with Pensacola.

• Catcher Chris Okey: The No. 24 prospect, a second-round pick in 2016, hit .198 in 78 games with Pensacola.

The other invitations went to: right-handed pitchers Anthony Bass, Odrisamer Despaigne and Alex Powers; catcher Juan Graterol; infielders Christian Colón and Alfredo Rodriguez; and outfielders Aristides Aquino, Brian O’Grady, Jordan Patterson, Mason Williams and Kyle Wren.

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