Report: Ludwick, Reds agree to two-year deal
By Cash Kruth /12/08/12 1:21 PM ET
The Reds and outfielder Ryan Ludwick have agreed to a two-year, $15-million deal pending completion of a physical, according to a report Saturday by ESPN.com.
Ludwick, 34, experienced a bounce-back season in 2012 after struggling with the Padres and Pirates in '11. He hit .275 with 26 home runs and 80 RBIs to help Cincinnati win the National League Central.
Ludwick signed a one-year, $2-million contract with Cincinnati in 2012, which proved to be a bargain, as the veteran became the club's regular left fielder and one of its most potent bats.
He has played 10 Major League seasons with the Rangers, Indians, Cardinals, Padres, Pirates and Reds and is a .263 career hitter with 143 homers.