Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
MLB Trade Rumors posted a list a couple of weeks ago of players they thought would be non-tendered. Paul Janish is on it. There are a couple of comments under that post that mention Janish. One thought there was no way Janish would be non-tendered; the other thought he'd be worth picking up if the Reds did cut him.
I'm guessing he won't be non-tendered, since he's still on the roster. Though the non-tender deadline is not until December 12, I would expect the Reds to have released him already if they were going to. The deadline for making changes to the roster for the Rule 5 draft has already passed. The Reds roster is full, and they lost a possibly useful player by DFAing him to get him off the roster. (Starter/reliever Matt Maloney is now a Twin). It would be silly to keep Janish on the roster for Rule 5, only to cut him a couple of weeks later.
Of course, teams have done it. Usually to make room for a free agent signing. And the Reds probably are going to sign a free agent or two.
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