Cincinnati Reds Sign Former All-Star

It's their first foray into the free agent pool this offseason, as the Cincinnati Reds have added a former All-Star to the mix, agreeing to a one-year contract with first baseman/outfielder Will Myers.

It's a one-year, $7.5M deal with a mutual option for 2024. 

Myers was the 2013 Rookie of the Year and a 2016 All-Star. His star had fallen a bit in San Diego the past couple of years, however, and he was limited to 77 games with a knee injury this past season. His slugging (.398), OPS (.713) and home run totals (7) were his lowest marks in eight years. 

He hopes to rekindle his career in the Great American Ballpark, where he's had an .800 OPS over the years, 30 points better than his career mark. 

He plays both outfield corner spots well, and if Joey Votto is not ready to start the season at first base (he had shoulder surgery in August), that's Myers' natural position.  

Last season, the Reds had success signing veterans in free agency, then reaping some rewards at the trade deadline, as both Brandon Drury and Tommy Pham were able to bring them back a return. 

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