Cairo re-signed to two-year deal
The first transaction was completed by the Reds on Wednesday as free agent utility infielder Miguel Cairo was re-signed to a two-year contract. The terms aren’t known, but GM Walt Jocketty said ‘it’s less than market.”
The deal was agreed to on Tuesday night.
“Miguel played a big part in the success of our club this year,” Jocketty said. “He had a very good year. He’s a veteran player that keeps himself in great shape and is always ready to play and fills in a lot of ways. He’s instrumental in the makeup of the clubhouse. He wanted a two-year deal. We talked about it. The price was right so we did it.”
In 90 games with the Reds, Cairo batted .290. He made 38 starts at four positions (26gs at 3B, 9gs at 1B, 2gs at 2B, 1gs at RF).
In other news — talks are ongoing with the agent for Arthur Rhodes.The two asides are still divided on money.
“We met with his agent again today. We made some progress but we’re a ways a part,” Jocketty said.
It appears that LHP Denys Reyes is headed to the Phillies, which were reportedly taking a look at Rhodes too. That lessened his options a bit. At 41, Rhodes was seeking a multi-year deal.
“He is but he’s not going to get it from us,” Jocketty said. “I think he is OK with that.”
Talks were held with Joey Votto’s agent. The Reds will offer a mult-year contract but nothing is expected to get done here.
“They weren’t really ready to talk about it,” Jocketty said.
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