Stephenson, Winker among Reds' first camp cuts

Cincinnati's top two prospects reassigned to Minors side as club trims spring roster by 10

Stephenson, Winker among Reds' first camp cuts

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The Reds made their first round of cuts from the Spring Training roster on Tuesday, including their top two prospects in pitcher Robert Stephenson and outfielder Jesse Winker.

Here are the 10 players who were sent out:

• Outfielder Juan Duran was optioned to Double-A Pensacola.

• Outfielder Yorman Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Louisville.

• Reassigned to the Minor League camp were: right-handed pitchers Jonathon Crawford, Nick Howard, Nick Travieso and Stephenson; left-handed pitcher Ismael Guillon; infielder Neftali Soto; and outfielders Ryan LaMarre and Winker.

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The moves leave 54 players in Reds big league camp.

Stephenson, the organization's top prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, pitched at Double-A Pensacola last season. He got a late start in camp because of some shoulder soreness, but he was able to throw live batting practice on Monday and felt fine.

Winker, the Reds' No. 2 prospect and in his first Major League camp, was 2-for-7 with two RBIs in four games this spring.

Duran, who split last season between Class A Advanced Bakersfield and Pensacola, hit a three-run walk-off homer to beat the Angels on Monday.

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Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.