After a period of great silence, the Reds have finally awaken us all from our winter slumber with some rare news on Monday.
According to MLB.com beat writer Mark Sheldon, the team has announced the signing of veteran shortstop Cesar Izturis to a minor league contract. The 32-year old owns a career batting average of .255 over 12 seasons in the big show. However, his bat certainly isn't what has kept him in the major leagues all of these years. Izturis is known for his defensive ability rather than this offensive skills. He won a Gold Glove in 2004 and was dubbed an All-Star in 2005.
Cincinnati will be the ninth organization he has played for after previously serving stints with the Blue Jays, Nationals, Brewers, Cubs, Pirates, Cardinals, Orioles, and most notably, the Dodgers.
Izturis is expected to compete for a spot on the 25-man roster as a backup middle infielder.
In other Reds-related news, he along with 14 others, have been invited to Spring Training as non-roster...