Reds land Ludwick has learned via a source Monday night that outfielder Ryan Ludwick has agreed to a one-year contract with a mutual option for 2013. The dollar figure remains unclear, but the Reds weren’t expected to spend a lot to fill their opening for a fourth outfielder.

Ken Rosenthal at FOX and MLB Network was first with the story.

Ludwick, 33, batted .237 with 13 home runs last season in a combined 139 games with the Padres and Pirates. He has a history with Reds general manager Walt Jocketty, having played for him with the Cardinals. Ludwick spent the 2007-09 seasons in St. Louis and hit a career best 37 homers with 113 RBIs in 2008.

The deal is pending a physical. No word from the Reds yet. Here is the link to my story on


Ehh, not great, but I’ll take it. Power bat off the bench is what we need and that’s what he brings. I’m ready for this offseason to end. It’s been great the last month, no doubt, but now the anticipation is starting to get to me.

It will be fun to see how well he does in GABP. I am expecting another Ryan to join the team very soon too.

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Ryan Secrest? Ryan O’Neal? Ryan Fitzpatrick? Nolan Ryan? Jeri Ryan? (Hope it’s her!)

Ryan Theriot.


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