CINCINNATI (AP) - Outfielder Chris Heisey has agreed to a $1.76 million, one-year contract, leaving the Cincinnati Reds with five players in salary arbitration.
Heisey was in line to take over as the full-time left fielder after Ryan Ludwick tore the labrum in his right shoulder while sliding into base on opening day. Instead, Heisey pulled his right hamstring and was on the disabled list from April 29 to June 24.
He ended up batting .237 with nine homers and 23 RBIs in 87 games last season, when he made $1,325,000.
His agreement was announced Thursday.
Right-handed starters Homer Bailey and Mike Leake, right-handed relievers Sam LeCure and Alfredo Simon, and closer Aroldis Chapman were set to exchange proposed arbitration salaries with the Reds on Friday.
---
Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay

Top MLB Public Bets

#1 976 Colorado Rockies  88%
#2 961 Chicago Cubs  87%
#3 964 Cleveland Indians  85%
#4 968 Baltimore Orioles  84%
#5 978 Toronto Blue Jays  82%
#6 970 Texas Rangers  79%
#7 952 Miami Marlins  79%
#8 971 Detroit Tigers  76%
#10 965 Boston Red Sox  68%

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Nationals vs. Giants Prediction Can the Giants beat the Nationals today at 4:05PM ET and win their third consecutive game?
Thumbnail Diamondbacks vs. Pirates Prediction Will the Pirates rebound from their loss last night to the Mets with a victory today against the Diamondbacks at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Athletics vs. Indians Pick Will the Oakland Athletics and Cleveland Indians struggle to get to 9 runs when the two meet up later today at 4:10PM...
Thumbnail Mariners vs. Rockies Prediction Are the Rockies a safe bet to beat the Mariners this afternoon at 3:10PM ET in Denver?
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction Will the Cardinals pull off a small upset at home today when they host the Dodgers at 2:15PM ET?

MLB Team Pages