Reds, Skip Schumaker agree to two-year, $5M contract
The Reds have improved their outfield depth by signing a former member of the rival Cardinals.
UPDATE: Jon Heyman reports the two-year deal is for $5 million.
The left-handed-hitting Schumaker, age 33, is coming off a 2013 season in which he batted .263/.332/.332 (90 OPS+) in 356 plate appearances for the Dodgers. For his career, he owns an OPS+ of 94 across parts of nine major-league seasons. In addition to boasting reasonable on-base skills against right-handed pitching, Schumaker is also capable of manning all three outfield positions and second base.
Schumaker was originally drafted by the Cardinals when Reds GM Walt Jocketty filled the same role in St. Louis.
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