Heisey, Reds avoid arbitration
The Reds and outfielder Chris Heisey avoided arbitration on Thursday by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $1.76 million, MLB.com confirmed. It was first reported by ESPN. com’s Jerry Crasnick.
Arbitration eligible for the second time, Heisey received a raise from the $1.325 million he made last season. He batted .237/.279/.415 in 2013 with nine home runs and 23 RBIs over 87 games as he also missed time with a hamstring injury.
The deal with the 29-year-old Heisey comes ahead of Friday’s deadline for clubs and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures.
Cincinnati now has five players that remain eligible for arbitration in Aroldis Chapman, Homer Bailey, Mike Leake, Sam LeCure and Alfredo Simon.
– Mark Sheldon