Meanwhile, Moeller entered Thursday batting .321 (9-for-28) with one homer and seven RBIs in 21 games. If the 32-year-old veteran makes the club, it would be as a third catcher behind David Ross and Javier Valentin.A flurry of roster moves accompanied the news of Denorfia's injury. Fifth-starter candidate Bobby Livingston and reliever Gary Majewski were optioned to Louisville. It was an expected move for Majewski, who is catching up after being out most of camp with a sore shoulder. Infielders Jerry Gil (sore right elbow) and Jeff Keppinger (broken finger), starting pitcher Elizardo Ramirez (sore right shoulder) and lefty reliever Bill Bray (bruised fingertip) will be placed on the disabled list and remain in Sarasota for extended Spring Training. Lefty closer Eddie Guardado, who is still rehabilitating from Tommy John surgery, will go on the 60-day disabled list. Guardado will go north with the club. That means the fifth-starter battle is down to Kirk Saarloos and Matt Belisle. If he doesn't win that job, Saarloos would be get one of the two remaining bullpen spots. The final bullpen spot is down to Victor Santos, Jared Burton and lefty Jon Coutlangus. Burton could have the inside track for the role since he's a Rule 5 player. The right-hander would have to be offered back to Oakland if he's not on the 25-man roster all season. Cincinnati, which has 28 active players left in Spring Training, will likely finalize its roster Friday. The club will break camp after Friday afternoon's game vs. the Devil Rays.
Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.