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Reds general manager Walt Jocketty admitted things were “pretty slow” so far on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings. I will have more later on MLB.com on some of the developments but here is a quick update.
*There have been no talks yet with the agents for Brandon Phillips.
*There is still a search for trading/acquiring a closer but the priority is still starting pitching.
“I got the sense a lot of clubs are looking for the same thing we’re looking for,” Jocketty said of the starting pitcher search.
*When asked about possible free agent veteran shortstops, Jocketty revealed it’s unlikely Edgar Renteria would be returning.
“They contacted me,” Jocketty said. “Probably not. He did a nice job for us. I’d love to find someone a little more versatile for Dusty.”
Like Renteria, free agent Bill Hall is also not an option. The club has not contacted or discussed him.
Check back later if there’s more developments.