Ludwick, Francis finalized
Moves that have been in the wind for weeks finally became officially announced by the Reds.
OF Ryan Ludwick’s one-year contract with a 2013 mutual option is done. To make room for Ludwick, RHP Carlos Fisher was designated for assignment.
Ludwick had agreed to terms on his deal on Jan. 16. He will make $2.5 million this season.
LHP Jeff Francis was signed to a Minor League contract after passing his physical. He agreed to his deal on Jan. 25.
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