Hartsock: 3 things to know today about Cincinnati Reds spring training

Cincinnati Reds’ Bronson Arroyo, center, stretches during the teams’ first day of spring training baseball workouts, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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Cincinnati Reds’ Bronson Arroyo, center, stretches during the teams’ first day of spring training baseball workouts, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

It’s day two for pitchers and catchers here in Goodyear, Ariz and the key word this spring is competition. There is plenty of it to go around in the Reds training camp. Manager Bryan Price says there are five guys you can pencil for the bullpen and two of the five spots in the starting rotation are still wide open.

Here are three things you need to know about today’s workout:

1. Price said it’s easy to watch Bronson Arroyo and think that he still has what it takes to get hitters out, but the Reds manager added that the scouts can only see so much. Price says the hitters will answer that question this spring when they step in the batter’s box against the soon-to-be 40 year old. Arroyo is throwing his first bullpen session today.

2. Cody Reed is anxious to get another chance at big league hitters. The lefty was 0-7 in 10 starts with the Reds last season and yesterday in his first bullpen session he was all business from the first pitch he threw.

3. Drew Storen says he’s open to any role in the bullpen this season. The Brownsburg, Ind. native was a high school teammate of catcher Tucker Barnhart. After pitching for Toronto and Seattle last season Storen is excited to be back in the National League.

Join Mike Hartsock for the latest from Reds spring training tonight at 6 and 11 on Newscenter 7.

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