Reds inquired on Pence?
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted on Monday that the Reds “inquired” about Giants OF Hunter Pence, and that it didn’t look like a match so far.
There are multiple reasons this wouldn’t be match: Jay Bruce, Shin-Soo Choo and soon, Ryan Ludwick will be manning the Reds outfield. Ludwick is currently on a rehab assignment and could be back later this month. GM Walt Jocketty told me late last week he would like to add a right-handed bat, but is hesistant to make a deal because any addition would make it hard to play Ludwick.
The 30-year-old Pence is batting .277/.320/.457 this season for SF. According to MLB Trade Rumors, he had $4.6 million remaining on his contract.
— Mark Sheldon