• Krall said the front office would "have to look at all aspects about improving the club," for 2024.
“How can we upgrade our club this offseason? Whether it’s starting pitching, bullpen, position players, I think we’re going to have to look at everything," he said.
Obviously, the Reds have more depth at several positions going into Spring Training next year. That's especially the case in the infield and rotation.
Infielders include Jonathan India, Elly De La Cruz, Noelvi Marte, McLain, Steer, Encarnacion-Strand and possibly Votto. The rotation candidates are Greene, Lodolo, Abbott, Graham Ashcraft, Brandon Williamson and Phillips. If a starter is added from outside, that tightens the battle more.
“I think we’re going to have some tough decisions to make as we get into the end of camp," Krall said. "This offseason, can we add some players to help upgrade our roster? And what does it look like at the end of camp?”
That leaves the door open for players who were in the big leagues this season beginning next season at Triple-A Louisville.
“That’s probably going to have to happen," Krall said. "That’s going to be an option for some folks.”
While Steer could likely return to the outfield in 2024, Krall said there were no plans to move India or De La Cruz to outfield spots.