Willie Harris signed
The Reds agreed to terms with utility player Willie Harris on a minor league contract, two sources confirmed to MLB.com on Monday.
Harris, who will be invited to camp as a non-roster player, can earn an $800,000 base salary if he makes the club and his overall salary can reach $1 million with incentives.
Last season with the Mets, Harris batted .246 with a .351 on-base percentage, two home runs and 23 RBIs in 126 games while earning $800,000. A left-handed hitter that has played 11 big league seasons for the Orioles, White Sox, Braves, Nationals and Mets, Harris is a lifetime .240 hitter with a .330 OBP.
Harris, 33, can play all three outfield positions, second base and third base. He does not, however, play shortstop — having just eight games there out of 825 in his career. General manager Walt Jocketty had indicated all winter he was looking for added shortstop depth. Unless another player is added, the club will be set at the position with rookie Zack Cozart and Paul Janish.
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