Reds Sign Miguel Cairo

The Reds signed infielder Miguel Cairo to a minor league deal, reports John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer.  Cairo, 36 in May, played briefly for the Phillies last year and hit .287/.325/.392 for their Triple A club.  He's capable of playing all around the diamond.

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  1. universalguru 6 years ago

    I’m sure Bavasi rallied for Cairo… he was such a monster 1B for the Mariners during his tenure.

    • Guest 6 years ago

      Bavasi was the reason that Jack Z has had such a busy off-season. Z corrected Bavasi’s mistake.

      • universalguru 6 years ago

        I know… I just still can’t believe that anyone would give him another job in the majors… silly Cinci

        • Eric 6 years ago

          In all fairness it is a MINOR league deal. No risk. Clearly a depth move.

          • universalguru 6 years ago

            very true… just couldn’t pass up another much-deserved Bavasi shot.

          • Guest 6 years ago

            Yeah well if you had to…

            Defensively, Not too bad is Miguel but for a team like the Reds, Any veterans they bring to the club will help. They have a young team and possibly the best depth in Baseball (once again…when healthy). Miguel could spell Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, and Scott Rolen from time to time.

          • Eric 6 years ago

            I hear that! Bavasi destroyed the M’s before Zduriencik brought my team back from death bed.

  2. BIGPELF 6 years ago

    he can still play good or he will be a mentor?>

  3. sean28 6 years ago

    i guess this means no johnny damon for the Reds

  4. sean28 6 years ago

    I guess that means no Johnny Damon for the Reds

  5. rootman1010 6 years ago

    unless the team signs orlando cabrera, miguel cairo has an all-but-guaranteed roster spot as the backup infielder. unless he plays terribly in the spring, his veteran-ness will earn him that spot ahead of adam rosales and drew sutton. however, if orlando cabrera becomes their shortstop, paul janish will be the default utility infielder and cairo will not be necessary.

    • Yeah, unless Sutton or Rosales has a ridiculous ST, Cairo has a spot, b/c they need experienced (or young w/ any talent at all) middle IF depth in the worst kind of way. Until this signing, Zach Cozart was an injury to Janish away from playing everyday.

  6. Guest 6 years ago

    Darnell didn’t have to “hope and pray” The guy played well for the Reds for what it was worth. A Minor League Deal is A Minor League Deal.

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