Nick Castellanos Likely To Test Free Agency This Off-Season

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Nick Castellanos is expected to opt out of his current contract and hit the open market this off-season, according to Jon Heyman.

He has two years left on his current deal that would pay him $32 million in total. However, with how well he is playing this season, it makes sense that he would want to cash in. 

In 104 games this season with the Reds, Castellanos has 22 home runs, 70 RBIs and a very impressive .318 batting average. This nice blend of contact and power is making him a real threat at the plate. It also is not surprising in the slightest that he made his first All-Star game this season because of it. 

Castellanos also previously played with the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs. Over nine MLB seasons, he has 156 home runs, 564 RBIs and a .278 batting average. 

It will be interesting to see where Castellanos ends up if he decides to test the market. He is definitely due for a raise and should have plenty of takers. 

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