Chad Pinder, Reds agree to deal (source)

CINCINNATI — The Reds have reached an settlement with veteran utility participant Chad Pinder on a Minor League contract, a supply informed on Monday. When the deal is accomplished, Pinder will obtain an invite to huge league camp as a non-roster participant. 

The membership has not confirmed the settlement.

Pinder, who will likely be 31 on Opening Day March 29, spent his first seven huge league seasons with the A’s. A second-round decide within the 2013 MLB Draft, Pinder has a .242/.294/.417 profession slash line (.711 OPS).

A right-handed hitter, Pinder has 62 dwelling runs in 553 profession video games, which equates to a median of 18 homers per 162 video games. He hit 12 dwelling runs in 111 video games for the A’s final 12 months, whereas hitting .235 with a .648 OPS.

The Reds have coveted versatile gamers in latest seasons, and Pinder suits that invoice nicely. During his tenure within the Majors with Oakland, he is appeared at each place on the sector aside from catcher. 

Last season, Pinder performed most of his time on the two nook outfield spots, although he additionally made appearances at first base, second base and third base — and he even made his pitching debut. He additionally served because the designated hitter and made 20 pinch-hitting appearances, plus he had beforehand logged time at shortstop and middle area.

Cincinnati at the moment has a emptiness at third base, with Spencer Steer and Alejo Lopez most probably within the combine as candidates. There are additionally place battles anticipated in left area and middle area throughout Spring Training. Jake Fraley, Nick Senzel, TJ Friedl, Nick Solak and Stuart Fairchild are among the many outfielders within the competitors. 

The Reds will not be accomplished including gamers. A supply informed that also they are on the lookout for a lefty-hitting infielder to compete for a roster spot.

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