Hot links for a frozen day
Good Monday afternoon…got some news, notes and links for the time being.
*ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick tweeted a little while ago that the Reds are nearing a deal with free agent infielder Chris Nelson. I’d suspect that it would be a Minor League contract with an invite to big league camp. Nelson, who has played mostly second base and third base in his parts of a four-season big league career, is a former first-round Draft pick of the Rockies in 2004 (ninth overall) and played for the Yankees and Angels last season. His first career stolen base came in a heartbreaker for the Reds. On Sept. 9, 2010, at Coors Field, Nelson stole home for the Rockies’ winning run against Nick Masset. If and when Nelson signs, I will have more information.
*Reds pitcher Homer Bailey talked about his contract situation on Sunday. Click here for the story.
*In NL Central news, the Brewers improved their rotation by signing Matt Garza to a four-year contract.
*Did you know that former Red Adam Dunn played a part in the film, “Dallas Buyers Club” ? I have yet to see the movie but it’s on my list. MLB.com White Sox reporter Scott Merkin has a notebook item on Dunn.
*And over on Jamie Ramsey’s blog, he is correct by saying this is the most bizarre video you will see today.