Cincinnati Reds attain offers with Michael Lorenzen, 5 others


CINCINNATI – The Reds signed one-year contracts with all six referee-eligible players on Friday and agreed to pitcher and outfielder Michael Lorenzen at $ 4,437,500 and right-handed Luis Castillo at $ 4.2 million.

Cincinnati also agreed to the outfielder Jesse Winker at $ 3.15 million right-handed Tyler Mahle at $ 2.2 million left-handed Amir Garrett at $ 1.5 million and right-handed Noé Ramirez at $ 1,175,000.

With Cy Young Award winner Trevor Bauer Lorenzen is expected to sign elsewhere and depending on other offseason moves by the Reds, he could be a candidate for the starting rotation. Righty, 29, is 22-21 years old and has an ERA of 3.97 for five seasons with Cincinnati. He can also play in the outfield and pinch hits. He was 3-1 with 4.21 ERA in 18 games in 2020. He raised $ 1,379,630 on a pro-rated $ 3,725,000.

The 28-year-old Castillo had a breakout season in 2019 in which he was accepted as a starter on the opening day, formed the All-Star Team and finished 15-8 with 3.40 ERA and 226 strikeouts in 190 2/3 innings. He was not as effective in the 2020 season shortened by the pandemic and went 4-6 with 3.21 ERA, but was ranked 12th among the pitchers of the Major League with 89 spikes. He earned $ 245,741 in 2020 based on a pro-rated $ 663,500 salary.

The left-handed winker had a consistent playing time as a proven batsman last season, scoring 12 home runs in 149 record appearances after hitting 16 in twice as many bats in 2019. The 27-year-old beat with 23 against 0.255 RBI in 2020. In four seasons with the Reds he has an average of 0.280 with 42 homers and 119 RBI. He raised $ 224,074 on a pro-rated basis from a salary of $ 605,000 in 2020.

The 26-year-old Mahle has been a starter for the Reds since 2017. He has a career record of 13-25 with an ERA of 4.68 and 313 strokes in 309 1/3 innings. In 2020 he was 2-2 in nine starts with an ERA of 3.59 and 60 strokes in 47 2/3 innings. Mahle raised $ 225,849 from a prorated salary of $ 609,793 last season.

With Raisins Iglesias The 28-year-old Garrett, who was exchanged for a pay cut for the Angels, will fight to bring the Reds closer in 2021. After joining Cincinnati as a starter in 2017, he was a Reliever ERA in 158 appearances with 3.65 in the last three seasons. He was 1-0 with 2.45 ERA in 21 games last season. Left-handers only hit him .043 and knocked out 12 times. He raised $ 220,370 in 2020 based on a prorated salary of $ 595,000.

Ramirez, a 31-year-old helper, came to Cincinnati from the Angels as part of the deal that sent Iglesias to Los Angeles. Ramirez also had a previous stint with the Red Sox. In his six year career, he is 13-10 with a 4.18 ERA in 211 innings. He was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA for the Angels over 21 innings in 2020. He made $ 333,333 on a pro-rated $ 900,000 salary.

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