“Multiple Teams” Talking Trade With Reds On Young Infielder

The Cincinnati Reds already had a crowded infield before they signed free agent 1B/3B Jeimer Candelario to a 3-year, $45M deal. With that, teams around baseball continue to sniff around Cinci looking to make a trade for former Rookie of the Year second baseman Jonathan India.

Insider Jon Morosi reports that "multiple teams" are engaged with the Reds in discussions around one of their team leaders. 

India had a league-average OPS+ of 100 this past season, with 17 HR and 14 SB in 119 games. But it's his leadership that the Reds really value, and they declined to take trade offers on him at the deadline this past summer, though that may be changing now.

Talks have resurfaced, as teams continue to prod the Reds for a deal. 

India looked like a real star in the making after his rookie year in which he hit 21 long balls, with an .835 OPS. But the 27-year-old's production at the plate has leveled off since then, while his defense and clubhouse acumen have continued to impress.

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