• Ludwick declines option, elects free agency

    Summary of 2 articles ยท Updated Oct 31, 2012
    However, the door remains open for Ludwick to return to the Reds. The deal was a relative bargain, as Ludwick had struggled for much of 2010 and 2011. Ludwick, 34, also became a veteran leader in the clubhouse and was a big part of the club's successful National League Central-winning season. Madson would have made $11 million next year under the mutual option. Madson, who was signed as a free agent in January to a one-year contract in worth $6 million, got a $2.5 million buyout and becomes a free agent.
    Source: MLB.com
    • OF Ludwick, P Madson decline options with Reds

      Reds outfielder Ryan Ludwick became a free agent Wednesday after declining his $5 million contract option for next season, looking for a bigger deal after his strong second half played a big role in Cincinnati winning the NL Central title.
      Source: ESPN.com

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