Reds decline to offer contracts to five players

Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer makes a throw against the Royals on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff
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Reds shortstop Kyle Farmer makes a throw against the Royals on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

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The Cincinnati Reds announced Wednesday they declined to offer contracts to five players, making them free agents: pitchers R.J. Alaniz and Archie Bradley; outfielder Brian Goodwin; catcher Curt Casali; and infielder Kyle Farmer.,

The Reds then immediately signed Farmer to a one-year major league contract.

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The Reds acquired Bradley and Goodwin in trades last season, while Casali just completed his third season with the Reds.

The non-tender deadline was 8 p.m. Wednesday. It meant teams had to offer players on their 40-man roster with fewer than six years of service time a contract for 2021, or the player would become a free agent.