Outfielder Thomas Neal signed
Another Minor League deal was done Monday by the Reds. Free agent Thomas Neal was added and he will be in big league camp as a non-roster player.
Neal, 26, is a .184 hitter over 15 career Major League games with the Cubs, Yankees and Indians.
In a rough way to end his 2013 season, Neal was claimed off of waivers from the Yankees by the Cubs on Aug. 5. On Aug. 7 in his second game but first start for Chicago, he suffered a dislocated shoulder while making a throw.
In eight Minor League seasons, the right-handed hitting Neal has a .301 average. He started his career in the Giants organization but was traded to Cleveland on July 30, 2011, for Orlando Cabrera.
The news of the signing was actually broken by Neal himself today on Twitter.
— Thomas Neal (@TdaddyNeal) January 13, 2014