Cincinnati Reds invite Billy Hamilton, 14 other non-roster players to Spring Training

The Cincinnati Reds announced on Monday that Billy Hamilton and 14 other non-roster players were invited to participate in Spring Training.

Hamilton set a record for most stolen bases in the minor leagues last year, and has the promise to bring a consistent base-stealing threat to the Reds roster, if he makes the team.

The names of all players invited to Spring Training include RHP Nick Christiani, LHP Wilkin De La Rosa, RHP Justin Freeman, RHP Drew Hayes, RHP Chad Rogers, C Nevin Ashley, C Tucker Barnhart, C Corky Miller, IF Emmanuel Burriss, IF Cesar Izturis, IF Kristopher Negron, OF Billy Hamilton, OF Ryan LaMarre, OF Denis Phipps and OF Derrick Robinson.

The Reds will start their pre-season games in Goodyear, Arizona beginning on Feb. 22 against the Cleveland Indians.

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