Found December 09, 2012 on
by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_
With news (I believe it was CBS Sports who reported first) that Ryan Ludwick has been signed to a two year deal, the Reds now turn to other needs.
With Scott Rolen's future in doubt, and Miguel Cairo and Wilson Valdez unlikely to return, the Reds need to find a good utility infielder who can back up Todd Frazier at third base.
According to Darran Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News, Cue Jack Hannahan. He is previously from the Cleveland Indians.
Hannahan's numbers are not stellar. But he is an upgrade over the backup players mentioned above. Hannahan finished the 2012 season with a .244 batting average, which was 38 points better than Valdez and 57 points better than Cairo,
Living in Akron, Ohio, I keep a distant watch of the Indians. I am far from a fan, and I do not have a second favorite team (or an AL team or any alternative fandom. I have one team, and that team is the Cincinnati Reds).
From what I can gather fro...
BEST OF MAXIM
Many around the baseball world thought Ryan Ludwick's better days were behind him after the 2011 season. And who could honestly blame them?
The former UNLV Runnin' Rebel was coming off back-to-back seasons in which saw his offensive production decline sharply. He was traded midseason twice during those years, once from the Cardinals to San Diego in 2010, and then again...
Ludwick has his eyes set for a return to Cincinnati
Although news of the signing made its rounds around Reds country on Saturday, the club officially announced the finalization of the 2-year contract with Ryan Ludwick on Monday. I think you would be hard pressed to find any Reds fan who isn't happy about the return of Ludwick.
Here's the press release sent out...
Free-agent left fielder Ryan Ludwick appears headed back to Cincinnati.
Ludwick closed in on a new contract with the Reds Friday, according to major-league sources.
The deal is expected to be for two years, but financial terms had not yet been finalized, sources said.
Ludwick, 34, bounced back with the Reds last season, batting .275 with 26 home runs, 80 RBI and an .877 OPS.
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick is returning to the Cincinnati Reds for a two-year contract worth $15 million.
The person spoke Saturday under condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement about the agreement.
The 34-year-old Ludwick hit .275 with 26 home runs and 80 RBIs while helping Cincinnati...
The Cinncinati Reds re-signed left fielder Ryan Ludwick to a two-year deal worth $15 million on Friday night. The contract also contains a mutual option for the 2015 season.
Ludwick, who turned 34 in July, experienced a rebirth in 2012 with the Reds after a pair of down seasons spent split between the Cardinals, Padres, and Pirates. In 125 games serving in a quasi-platoon in...
The Cincinnati Reds started off their annual fan convention RedsFest with a bang, announcing the re-signing of slugger and left fielder Ryan Ludwick.
Cincinnati Enquirer reporter John Fay had the early details.
The Reds and left fielder Ryan Ludwick have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the mutual option for a third year, a baseball source confirmed.
“It’s close,” Reds...
Outfielder Ryan Ludwick has a deal in place to come back to Cincinnati writes Jon Heyman of CBSSports. The details of the deal are still unknown. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reported earlier today that both sides were close to an agreement.
In 472 plate appearances for the Reds in 2012, the 34-year old outfielder hit .275/.346/.531 with 26 HR's, 80 RBI's and a...
Ryan Ludwick left the Reds to see if there was a better deal available on the free agent market. He found at least one, but turned it down to stay with Cincinnati.
The left fielder signed a two-year, $15 million deal on Monday that includes a mutual option for the 2015 season. He agreed to the contract over the weekend and came for the formal announcement.
The 34-year-old outfielder...
Outfielder Ryan Ludwick signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds, the club announced Monday. Ludwick, 34, hit .275 with 26 home runs, 80 RBI and had an .877 OPS this year for the Reds. "Ryan was very important to our success last year, and we're looking to keep that momentum going into next season," general manager Walt Jocketty said at a...
by: Parker Perry
With Johnathan Broxton re-signed, Ryan Ludwick extended and Jack Hannahan on radar, the Cincinnati Reds appear to be having a solid off season.
However, there is one glaring piece that needs to be addressed--albeit a vast amount a time to do so.
Cincinnati needs a leadoff hitter. And unlike finding a bat that can play field or...
Outfielder Ryan Ludwick has decided to accept a two-offer to re-sign with the Cincinnati Reds, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reported Friday. After a disappointing 2011 season, Ludick hit .275 with 26 homers in 125 games in 2012. He had signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Reds prior to last season, and the current deal had been on the table for some time before Ludwick accepted it.
According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have re-signed OF Ryan Ludwick pending a physical.
Contract details have not been released, but Ludwick had a two-year offer from the Reds believed to be in the $13 to $14 million range.
Ludwick, 34, revived his career with Reds posting a slash of .275/.346/.531 with 26 home runs and 80 RBI in 422 at-bats this season....
The Reds came into the offseason with a to-do list as they prepare to defend their NL Central crown in 2013. In their first move they retained Jonathan Broxton to move into a closer role and free Aroldis Chapman to move into the rotation. Stories Saturday confirmed that Ryan Ludwick will return to left field after heavy rumors that both sides were close to a two-year deal.
The Diamondbacks sign Brandon McCarthy, the Dodgers ink Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Rangers unload Michael Young and Ryan Ludwick re-ups with the Reds.