CINCINNATI (AP) -- Outfielder Chris Heisey has agreed to a $1.76 million, one-year contract, leaving the Cincinnati Reds with five players in salary arbitration.
Heisey was in line to take over as the full-time left fielder after Ryan Ludwick tore the labrum in his right shoulder while sliding into base on opening day. Instead, Heisey pulled his right hamstring and was on the disabled list from April 29 to June 24.
He ended up batting .237 with nine homers and 23 RBIs in 87 games last season, when he made $1,325,000.
His agreement was announced Thursday.
Right-handed starters Homer Bailey and Mike Leake, right-handed relievers Sam LeCure and Alfredo Simon, and closer Aroldis Chapman were set to exchange proposed arbitration salaries with the Reds on Friday.
Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Darwin Barney and Welington Castillo hit two-run homers and Mike Olt added a solo shot as the Chicago Cubs broke out of…
Alfredo Simon lowered his ERA to 0.86, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 Friday for their 16th win in their last 17…
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips left Friday's game against the Chicago Cubs because of back spasms.
Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has been cleared to throw batting practice for the first time since he was hit in the face…
Although the Reds are three games under .500, Cincinnati's season is just getting started.
Johnny Cueto struck out 12 and Joey Votto smacked a two-run homer in the seventh inning.
Pitcher Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night after the Pirates won the completion of Monday's suspended game.
The game that started Monday with 10 home runs ended Tuesday with hardly a whimper.
The Cincinnati Reds joined the rest of the MLB in honoring Jackie Robinson on Tuesday.
The players and managers had never seen anything like it - 10 homers - and the game isn't finished yet.