The Cincinnati Reds, in search of a left-handed-hitting outfielder, are showing interest in free agent Fred Lewis, according to major-league sources.
The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t tender a contract to Lewis after he batted .262 with eight home runs and 36 RBIs in 110 games last year. Lewis, 30, also stole 17 bases.
Lewis, a career .272 hitter, has played mostly left field in the big leagues. He would fit nicely into a Reds roster that includes right-handed hitters (Jonny Gomes and Drew Stubbs) in left and center field, respectively.
Chris Heisey, the club’s fourth outfielder, also bats right-handed.