Parra signs with Reds
The Reds made another move on Friday by signing LHP Manny Parra to a one-year contract with terms not yet known. It’s a Major League contract and RHP Todd Redmond has been designated for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster.
**UPDATE: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported it was a one-year, $1 million contract for Parra with up to $400,000 in bonuses based on appearances.
Parra, 27, spent his whole five-year career with the Brewers — first as a starter before becoming a full time reliever last season. He was 2-3 with a 5.06 ERA in 62 appearances. Lefty hitters batted .229 against him. He was arbitration eligible and the Brewers did not tender him a contract, which made him a free agent.
Earlier in the winter, GM Walt Jocketty noted he might keep an eye on the lefty reliever market for bargains. The club has moved Aroldis Chapman to the rotation and had only Sean Marshall from the left side.