Reds Non-Tender Then Re-Sign Phipps & Negron

The Reds non-tendered both Denis Phipps and Kris Negron prior to last night's deadline, reports's Mark Sheldon. Both players then re-signed with the club on minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.

Phipps, 27, had three hits in ten at-bats with Cincinnati as a September call-up this year, his big league debut. The outfielder hit .231/.300/.422 in 419 minor league player appearances this season. Negron, 26, made his big league debut in June and went 1-for-4. The utility man hit .217/.287/.342 in 319 Triple-A plate appearances and has experience at every position other than pitcher, catcher, and first base.

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