Sampson was designated for assignment by the Reds on Monday.

The 25-year-old was forced into action at the major league level prematurely in 2015, but he wasn't able to right the ship during his second stint in Cincinnati, leading the Reds to hand his 40-man roster spot to a more worthy candidate. Sampson has shown some flashes of success, boasting an improved strikeout rate as a member of the Reds bullpen last season, although he'll likely spend 2017 as an organizational depth piece until he can show more command of his pitches.

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