Reds, Choo Avoid Arbitration
The Reds announced that they avoided arbitration with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, agreeing to a one-year deal for 2013. The Boras Corporation represents Choo, who will hit free agency following the 2013 season.
Choo filed for $8MM in arbitration with the Reds countering at $6.75MM. This leaves two unsigned arbitration eligible players left for the Reds: Mat Latos and Homer Bailey.
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The Reds also announced that they signed right-handed reliever Clay Hensley to a minor league deal.
Hensley pitched for the Giants in 2012, making 60 relief appearances. He posted a 4.62 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 5.3 BB/9 in 50 2/3 innings out of the bullpen. In seven seasons at the MLB level, Hensley has a 4.00 ERA with 6.5 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9.