Reds Rumors: 3 Players Not Expected Back Next Season

The Cincinnati Reds were expected to be among baseball's worst teams this season, and they were exactly that. A 62-100 record shows that changes need to be made, so expect to see the Reds move on from these players this offseason.

Mike Minor: The Reds will not be exercising their half of their mutual option with Mike Minor. Paying $13 million to a pitcher who just put together a 4-12 record and 6.06 ERA season is entirely out of the question. With that, the veteran is mulling his player future, so his time with the Reds is surely over. 

Donovan Solano: Donovan Solano is set to hit the open market after a solid campaign with the Reds. In 80 games, he had four home runs, 24 RBIs, and a .284 batting average. That is decent production at the plate and will surely lead to him getting attention from other teams. With that, he is also quite versatile, as he can play second base, third base, and shortstop. This will only heighten interest. 

Kyle Farmer: The Reds are very much rebuilding, so we should not rule out the chances of Kyle Farmer being traded. The 32-year-old's trade value is at its highest after a strong season. In 145 games, he had 14 home runs, 78 RBIs, and a .255 batting average. If it leads to the Reds strengthening their prospect pool, don't be surprised to see Farmer dealt. 

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