The Reds' offseason shopping could very well be complete. The club agreed to terms Tuesday with outfielder Ryan Ludwick on a one-year, 2.5 million deal. The Reds wouldn't confirm the deal until Ludwick passes his physical.
Speaking in general terms, Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said the club might go to spring training with the roster as is. The Reds are still in the market for utility infielder who can play shortstop.
"If we (don't add one)," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said, "we like what we've got."
Ludwick is the outfield bat the Reds have been seeking, albeit on a very limited budget.
Ludwick made 6.7 million in 2011. But he saw the free agent market dry up around him.
Ludwick, 30, hit .237.310.363 with 13 home runs and 75 RBI last season with San Diego and Pittsburgh.
One of the things that made him attractive to the Reds is the fact that he is a .276.321.600 hitter at Great American Ball Park in 105 at-bats.
Ludwick also has a history with Jocketty. Ludwic...