The Reds offered Miguel Olivo $100,000 to report to Louisville as part of the new CBA for players with his experience level coming off of a MLB deal the year before. He has not yet decided whether he will accept it, but given that he is hitting .167 this spring, I doubt there is an offer out there for a big league deal. With that said, he may see that the Reds have two pretty good catchers in Cincinnati and another AAA offer could be out there with a better situation for him. If he does head to another team, it could leave the Reds scrambling to find a catcher for AA/AAA given the current depth and need for four guys between the two levels.
Mark Sheldon has a short piece up on JJ Hoover’s spring and his chances to make the team. Hoover had this to say:
“I’ve done everything I can performance-wise up to this point,” Hoover said. “I feel confident with what I’ve done. I understand the business side of things. I’ll take the chips where they fall.”
How the Reds handle the situation with...