Found February 06, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Reds have agreed to a one-year deal, 3.06 million deal with right-hander Mike Leake, avoiding salary arbitration with their fifth starter. The deal on Wednesday leaves three Reds still facing arbitration: starters Mat Latos and Homer Bailey and outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. Leake made 507,500 last season, when he went 8-9 with a 4.58 earned run average in 30 starts, a career high. He asked for 3.5 million in arbitration, and the club offered 2,650,000. He will compete with left-hander Aroldis Chapman for a spot in the rotation. He will make an additional 25,000 if he reaches 180 innings pitched. The Reds have their three most expensive arbitration cases still pending. Choo is seeking 8 million, Bailey 5.8 million and Latos 4.7 million. The Reds have settled with outfielder Chris Heisey and reliever Alfredo Simon.

Reds defense regarded as tops in the National League

It is no secret that the Reds boast one of baseball's premier defenses. But how do they rank among the other 29 MLB teams? Anthony Castrovince of set out to answer this precise question by publishing his ranking of the top 10 defenses on Thursday. Naturally, Cincinnati landed in the No. 3 overall spot and first among all other National League clubs. Here is how...

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Discussing the Cincinnati Reds Top 20 Prospect List

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Reds renew radio rights agreement with WLW through 2017

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This day in Reds history: Gambling and money troubles run amuck

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Report: Reds, Leake reach deal to avoid arbitration

Mark Sheldon of is reporting that the Reds have settled on an agreement with right-hander Mike Leake that avoids the two from having to go to arbitration. The deal is reportedly worth one-year, $3.06 million. Leake initially filed for $3.5 million during the exchange of salary figures last month while the team offered $2.65 million. Naturally, each side compromised and...

Reds extend rights agreement with flagship station

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Brandon Phillips takes part in ESPN's upcoming music tribute issue

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Wenesday news, notes and all questions answered

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