Reds send reliever Ryan Mattheus, 4 others to minors

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Cincinnati Reds sent right-handed reliever Ryan Mattheus and four others to the minors on Wednesday, leaving 38 players in camp.

Mattheus was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels last May and appeared in 57 games, going 2-4 with a 4.09 ERA.

Mattheus and right-handers Drew Hayes, J.C. Ramirez and Pedro Villarreal were reassigned to the minor league camp. Outfielder Tyler Holt was optioned to Triple-A Louisville.

The Reds announced that left-hander Chris O'Grady, a Rule 5 draft pick from the Angels, has cleared waivers and been offered back to Los Angeles, which has three days to decide whether to take him.

Cincinnati has three non-roster players remaining in camp: catcher Jordan Pacheco and right-handers Dayan Diaz and Tim Melville.

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