• Reds avoid arbitration with Heisey, Simon

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 31, 2013
    The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to one-year contracts with outfielder Chris Heisey and right-hander Alfredo Simon, avoiding arbitration. The Reds and outfielder Chris Heisey avoided arbitration on Thursday, when he was signed to a one-year, $1.325 million contract. Heisey will make $1,325,000 and Simon will earn $890,000. The fourth outfielder on the Reds for most of his three seasons in the Majors, Heisey batted .265 with seven home runs and 31 RBIs over 120 games in 2012. Simon, 31, went 3-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 36 relief appearances in his first year with the Reds after parts of four seasons in Baltimore. Primarily used in long relief, the 31-year-old Simon thrived in his role of entering many games with his team behind and often keeping the opponent within reach. While making 80 starts, he set new career highs in at-bats , hits , doubles and triples .
    Sources: MLB.com ESPN.com

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