Parra re-signs with Reds
MLB.com has confirmed that Reds left-handed reliever Manny Parra is back with the Reds after he signed a two-year, $5.5 million contract on Wednesday. Parra will earn $2 million in 2014 and $3.5 million in 2015. He has already passed his physical.
The Reds have yet to make an announcement. (UPDATE: It could be a while until we hear this announced. With the 40-man roster being full, a corresponding move is needed to take someone else off to make room for Parra.)
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported it first.
Signed last winter as a free agent, Parra was 2-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 57 games. The 31-year-old walked 15 and struck out 56 in 46 innings of work.
Parra credited then-pitching coach Bryan Price for helping him with his turnaround as Price and assistant pitching coach Mack Jenkins developed his slider. Price is now the Reds manager, of course.
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