Reds reassign three including reliever who spent time with team in 2017

Reds relief pitcher Barrett Astin (Matt Alexander/WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Reds on Friday reassigned three players to minor league camp, including a relief pitcher who appeared in six games for the team last season.

The three reassigned are: right-handed pitcher Barrett Astin, right-handed pitcher Ben Rowen and right-handed pitcher Domingo Tapia. The moves reduce the number of players in Major League spring training camp to 62.

The 26-year-old Astin appeared in six games for the Reds last season with all the appearances coming in relief and was 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in eight innings. He allowed nine hits, walked seven and struck out two. He appeared in two games this spring and allowed one run in 2 1/3 innings.

The 29-year-old Rowen was a non-roster invitee who pitched in one game and allowed a run in one inning. Rowen pitched briefly for the Texas Rangers in 2014 and Milwaukee Brewers in 2016, appearing in 12 games total with an ERA of 6.94.

Tapia, 26, was also a non-roster invitee who appeared in one game and allowed one run in one inning. He has never pitched for a Major League team and spent last season pitching for the Reds Class AA team in Pensacola and Class AAA team in Louisville. He appeared in 38 games, 10 of which were starts, for the two teams combined and was 4-7 with a 4.08 ERA.

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