• Ludwick, Reds working on two-year deal

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Dec 8, 2012
    Ludwick made a base salary of $2 million last season. Free agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick has reached agreement on a two-year, $15 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds pending completion of a physical exam, a baseball source confirmed Saturday to ESPN.com. The Reds had expressed interest in acquiring a leadoff-hitting outfielder through free agency or a trade, but Ludwick's return appears to make it less likely that will happen. Ludwick, 34, hit .275 with 26 homers, 80 RBIs and an .877 OPS as Cincinnati's regular left fielder in 2012. He hit three homers and batted .333 in the Reds' five-game loss to San Francisco in the NL division series. In other Hot Stove news relating to the Reds, Jocketty has had no talks with agent Scott Boras about free-agent leadoff hitter and center fielder Michael Bourn. It's not outrageous to think Bourn's options are drying up now that the Twins have traded two leadoff types to teams with needs Denard Span to the Nationals and Ben Revere to the Phillies.

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