Danny Richar, Kevin Barker Become Free Agents

Danny Richar and Kevin Barker elected free agency after being outrighted by the Reds, according to C. Trent Rosecrans (via Twitter).  The Reds also outrighted pitcher Justin Lehr, but signed him for 2010.

Richar, 26, hit .290/.330/.438 in 181 Triple A plate appearances this year.  The second baseman had labrum surgery in July.  He came to the Reds from the White Sox last July with Nick Masset in the Ken Griffey Jr. trade.  Barker, a 34-year-old first baseman, hit .285/.376/.551 with 22 home runs in 417 Triple A plate appearances this year.

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