Reports: Reds reach 3-year deal with 3B Jeimer Candelario

League: MLB

Posted on: 07 Dec, 2023 at 03:48 PM

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The Cincinnati Reds reached a three-year, $45 million deal with free agent third baseman Jeimer Candelario, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

The 30-year-old switch-hitter batted .251 with 22 homers and 70 RBIs in 140 games in 2023 while splitting time with the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs.

The deal includes a club option for $15 million in 2027, according to reports from ESPN and

Candelario is a career .243/.325/.414 hitter with 88 home runs and 318 RBIs in 746 games with the Cubs (2016-17, 2023), Detroit Tigers (2017-22) and Nationals.

Candelario has started 76 games at first base in addition to his 620 career starts at third.

--Field Level Media