Ryan Ludwick joining the Reds

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

Outfielder Ryan Ludwick played 38 games with the Pittsburgh Pirates last season after being traded from the San Diego Padres. Now he's moving on again.

According to Fox Sports, Ludwick has signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds with a mutual option for a second year.

According to CBS Sports, Ludwick will make $2.5 million as his base salary and could make $3 million if he hits all of his incentives.

The 33-year-old hit .237 with 13 homers and 23 doubles last season. At Cincy's Great American Park, though, he hit .276.

Ludwick, who has been in the league since 2002 and played for the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, St Louis Cardinals, Padres and Pirates, had his best season in 2008 with the Cards when he won a Silver Slugger award, hitting .299 with 37 homers, 40 doubles and 113 RBIs.

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