8 December 2023

Instead of Votto? Prospect-laden Cincinnati signs veteran infielder Candelario to 3-year, $45M deal

By pestfood.com

Cincinnati signs Candelario.

The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to terms with Jamie Candelario, MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported on Dec. 8.

Cincinnati has agreed to terms with Candelario on a three-year, $45 million contract. The deal has a $15 million club option for the 2027 season that could grow to four years and $60 million. The deal is still subject to a physical.

Candelario, a switch-hitting infielder born in 1993, is a veteran of eight seasons in the big leagues. He made his debut with the Cubs in 2016 and bounced around to the Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals before rejoining the Cubs this year and becoming a free agent after the season. In eight seasons, he has a career line of .243/.325/.414 with 88 home runs and 318 RBI in 746 games. This year, in 140 games with Washington and the Cubs, he hit .251/.336/.471 with 22 home runs and 70 RBIs. It was a near-career-high season. 보스토토 주소

Cincinnati is a team that already has a number of talented young outfielders. In fact, they’re not in a hurry to add to their infield. With Eli De La Cruz, Matt McClain, Jonathan India, Christian Encarnacion-Strand, Spencer Steer, Noelby Marte, and other up-and-comers, they have plenty of infield depth.

However, Cincinnati seems to have decided that they need “experience” in an infield that has gotten drastically younger with the departure of Joey Votto. Candelario is expected to play a variety of positions, including first base, third base, and designated hitter, and serve as a clubhouse leader.