- The Enquirer reports that the Reds have signed former All-Star catcher Dioner Navarro to a minor league contract with an invitation to the big league camp.
Jon Heyman is reporting that he signed for $800,000, plus $200,000 in incentives.
Comment: I am floored at this signing. They’ve already signed Corky Miller and Brian Esposito for minor league depth. This seems like a huge amount for a guy that’s put up an OPS+ of 54, 49, and 67 the last three seasons. According to our salary chart here at Redleg Nation, the $800,000 is more than Ryan Hanigan made last year while playing for the Reds. I don’t get this signing at all.
- Also, Seth Smith was traded from Arizona to Oakland, so the field of potential left fielders shrinks even further.