Reds Promote Veteran Pitcher To Major-League Camp

The Cincinnati Reds have made some moves regarding their spring training roster.

On Tuesday, they reassigned left-hander Andrew Abbott, right-handers Alan Busenitz, Ben Lively and Connor Phillips, outfielder Allan Cerda, infielder Alex McGarry and catcher Jhonny Pereda to minor-league camp.

Meanwhile, veteran right-hander Chase Anderson, who was re-signed to a minor-league contract just before the start of spring training, got promoted to the major-league side of Reds camp.

Anderson didn't receive an invitation to big league camp when he re-signed, but Reds manager David Bell has now said that Anderson is in the mix for a rotation or bullpen roster spot.

Anderson struggled with a 6.38 ERA over seven starts and two relief appearances with Cincinnati last season, but he's hoping to turn things around and claim a spot on the team's Opening Day roster.

He's off to a decent start, having thrown a pair of shutout innings earlier this week against the Rockies in Cactus League action. If Anderson does make the squad, it will likely be as a long reliever or mop-up man. Photo Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports