Mahle got 36 service days last season, so if the Reds are going to play the extra year game with him the two months buys them that. I would hope Vance Worley has pitched himself out of consideration. Opposing batters have hit .480 against him this spring. Assuming Disco and Finnegan are going to pitch at some point this season. That may sound like a crazy assumption I know, but let's pretend. Mahle starts the season with the Reds and is optioned when one of the saviors is ready. The numbers game is based on Mahle not getting 136 more days on the big league roster. It doesn't matter when he's on the roster. He could get 30-60 to start the season and 60 at the end of the season or any combination equally less than the 136.