Other free agent center fielders
On Friday, I wrote that the Reds have inquired about Grady Sizemore as possible protection for center field. There other free agent center fielders in a pretty thin market.
*ESPN recently reported that 6-8 clubs were interested in former Brewers and Nationals player Nyjer Morgan, who played last season in Japan. Morgan batted .294 with 11 home runs last season for Yokohama. From what I have gathered, the Reds are not one of the clubs that have reached out to Morgan however.
Other guys on the market:
*Former Giants outfielder Andres Torres, who turns 36 later this month. Torres batted .250 with a .302 OBP last season over 103 games for San Francisco. Over his career, he has started 295 games as the leadoff hitter but is only a .232 hitter with a .310 OBP from the top spot.
*Rick Ankiel has played for six different clubs since a seven-year stint playing for Reds GM Walt Jocketty on the Cardinals. Ankiel, now 34, hasn’t played regularly though since 2010 for the Nationals and batted only .188 in 45 games combined for the Astros and Mets last season.
*Also out there are bench-type players like former Reds player Dewayne Wise and Trevor Crowe. I have not heard either way yet if the Reds interested in Torres, Ankiel, Wise or Crowe.