Reds Have Some Interest In Ross, Ankiel, Ludwick

The Reds are looking for depth in left field, and though they maintain some interest in Cody Ross, they haven’t had discussions about Johnny Damon, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. GM Walt Jocketty acknowledged interest in Rick Ankiel and Ryan Ludwick, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The agent for Kosuke Fukudome called the team as well.

Left fielder Chris Heisey hit 18 homers and posted a .797 OPS in 2011, but the Reds have just four outfielders on their 40-man roster and will likely add depth before Opening Day. They traded outfield options Yonder Alonso and Dave Sappelt in recent deals for pitching.

The Mets and Nationals have been linked to Ankiel this offseason, while the Athletics and Giants have been linked to Ludwick. This is the first we’ve heard of Fukudome since the regular season ended.


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17 Comments on "Reds Have Some Interest In Ross, Ankiel, Ludwick"


vonhayesdays
3 years 7 months ago

i think the phillies should sign ross , just so he doesnt get to hit against them i the playoffs 

redsx968
3 years 7 months ago

Ludwick could be interesting at GABP. Then again, and more likely than not, he could also keep sucking

NYBravosFan10
3 years 7 months ago

looked over team when deciding who’s had the most aggressive and effective offseason: Reds

vonhayesdays
3 years 7 months ago

maybe the nationals if they sign prince fielder , if not its gotta be reds but still only marginally with the marlins and nats chomping at their heals 

Rangersfan32
3 years 7 months ago

A’s aren’t too far behind either.

vonhayesdays
3 years 7 months ago

yea another rebuilding year , i can now go an see a triple a team in oakland

slogar1
3 years 7 months ago

Count out the Giants’ pursuit of Ludwick. Since the article where they were said to have interest, they obtained Angel Pagan and GM Brian Sabean subsequently announced they are done adding players.

vonhayesdays
3 years 7 months ago

giants already blew their wad ,  to many owners, to many pockets to fill 

monroe_says
monroe_says
3 years 7 months ago

Walt Jocketty is almost as creative as a Time-Life greatest hits extravaganza.

redsFAN86
3 years 7 months ago

i just wish theyd sign a lf and stop waiting to see what cordero does..

Art Oliva
3 years 7 months ago

What can you do with so little money to work with. Ludwick wouldn’t be a horrible acquisition, nor would Fukudome. Either would likely bat around .250-.265, and if they platooned with Heisey in left, it would make a decent 7th spot in the order.

3 years 7 months ago

I’d like to see Damon platoon in LF, provide a L off the bench and he still
has lead-off experience with speed (19 steals). He made $5.2M last year.
Wonder if he’d sign for a single year.

Also, he can still play CF on a platoon basis. Is a quality veteran that could
teach Stubbs a thing or two, including how to bunt. With Alonso gone the
Reds have only one L on the bench; Francisco.

Lastings
3 years 7 months ago

Yeah, but Ankiel has that arm to drool over. Plus, as Nelson pointed out, he can even pitch…

Becky Lee
3 years 7 months ago

The Reds like use the cardinals old players, good luck with that they are both hasbeens

vonhayesdays
3 years 7 months ago

kobe beef and drifting you keep yourself out of trouble over there

CC
3 years 7 months ago

You can never have too much defense

Infield Fly
3 years 7 months ago

But you CAN have too many posts that say “You can never have to much defense.”  :p