SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -The Cincinnati Reds plan to cut 40-year-old reliever Mike Stanton.
Manager Dusty Baker and general manager Wayne Krivsky said the club discussed the plans with Stanton on Friday as they worked on final roster moves before Monday's opener.
The left-hander, due $3 million this year, will be designated for assignment. If he refuses to go to the minor leagues, the Reds would have 10 days to trade or release him. They would owe him this year's salary and a $500,000 of the team's 2009 option.
Stanton was 1-3 with a 5.93 ERA in 69 games last season.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Marlins can't slow down scorching Cardinals Jaime Garcia’s on pace to make his most starts in a single campaign since 2011. Still, that doesn’t mean the 3_-year-old is enamored with his 2016 body of work...
Thumbnail Astros stand in path of Tigers' fifth straight W Justin Verlander may or may not have stepped into a time machine. Either way, Detroit loves the vintage form it’s seeing from the venerable...
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Angels Prediction Can the Angels pull off the upset tonight when they host the Red Sox at 9:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Royals vs. Rangers Free Pick The Royals continue to scuffle but can they pull off the upset tonight in Texas when they visit the Rangers at 8:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Smyly, Rays could push Yanks into 2017 mode After a stretch that saw them claim eight of 10 games, the Yankees have dropped two in a row. Can Joe Girardi’s crew recover in time for today’s showdown vs....
More inMLB Articles  
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages