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 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.

17 Responses to Reds Have Some Interest In Ross, Ankiel, Ludwick Leave a Reply

  1. vonhayesdays 4 years ago

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

  2. redsx968 4 years ago

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

  3. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

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

    • vonhayesdays 4 years 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 4 years ago

        A’s aren’t too far behind either.

        • vonhayesdays 4 years ago

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

  4. slogar1 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

  5. monroe_says
    monroe_says 4 years ago

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

  6. redsFAN86 4 years ago

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

  7. Art Oliva 4 years 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Lastings 4 years ago

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

  10. Becky Lee 4 years ago

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

  11. vonhayesdays 4 years ago

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

  12. CC 4 years ago

    You can never have too much defense

  13. Infield Fly 4 years ago

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

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