The Reds optioned catcher Kyle Skipworth to Double-A Pensacola on Thursday to clear a roster spot for starting pitcher David Holmberg, who is joining the rotation in the wake of the Johnny Cueto trade. They also recalled reliever Keyvius Sampson from Triple-A Louisville to take the roster spot of reliever Nate Adcock, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
The Reds have promoted pitcher Nate Adcock from Triple-A Louisville and optioned pitcher Jumbo Diaz to the same club. Adcock owns a 2.96 ERA and 20:7 K:BB ratio in 24 1/3 innings with Lousville. His addition to the active roster will mean that a 40-man roster spot will be cleared prior to gametime. Diaz was 2-1 with a 6.65 ERA and 25:5 K:BB ratio in 23 innings. He had allowed a pair of earned runs in two of his last three appearances.
The Reds made another rounds of cuts Monday, which included the release of veteran pitcher Paul Maholm, who was competing for a spot on the pitching staff this spring. Other moves Monday included optioning pitcher Pedro Villarreal to Triple-A Louisville, as well as reassigning pitcher Nate Adock, infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr., infielder Irving Falu and catcher Kyle Skipworth to minor-league camp.
The Rangers tried to outright three players to Triple-A Friday. Both Ed Lucas and Alfredo Figaro accepted the assignments and will head to Triple-A. Nate Adcock declined the assignment and will become a free-agent.
Rangers pitcher Nate Adcock has been sent down Thursday. Adcock was optioned in order to make room for Robbie Ross. Over 10 innings, Adcock had a 4.50 ERA.