The Reds’ two-year offer to left fielder Ryan Ludwick remains on the table, reports MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon. According to GM Walt Jocketty, “The agent said he spoke to Ryan last night and he’s still contemplating some things I guess.” Ludwick could get as much as $3MM more over two years elsewhere, tweets John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, which explains why he’s taking his time.
Ludwick, 34, bounced back from a rough 2011 to hit .275/.346/.531 with 26 home runs in 472 plate appearances for the Reds this year. Of the remaining free agents, only A.J. Pierzynski and Adam LaRoche hit more home runs in 2012.