Following the two-year penalty – and a new hard cap on teams' international signing bonus pools – the Reds have made a bigger commitment to sign top talent in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. Their two biggest international signings Friday, on the first day players could be officially signed in the 2020-21 class, were Dominican outfielders Malvin Valdez ($1.9 million) and Ariel Almonte ($1.85 million).
The Associated Press The Reds reached one-year deals with all six of their arbitration-eligible players on Friday, agreeing with pitcher and outfielder Michael Lorenzen at $4,437,500 and with right-hander Luis Castillo at $4.2 million. Cincinnati also agreed with outfielder Jesse Winker at $3.15 million, right-hander Tyler Mahle at $2.2 million, left-hander Amir Garrett at $1.5 million and right-hander Noé Ramirez at $1,175,000.
FOCO released a new bobblehead celebrating the 2020 National League Cy Young Award Trevor Bauer won - a first in franchise history for the Cincinnati Reds. The bobbleheads are now available for pre-order at FOCO.com. FOCO's product description: Opposing hitters, beware.