Fred Lewis and Chad Reineke have elected free agency, according to Reds assistant director of media relations Jamie Ramsey. Both players made their decision earlier in October.
Lewis signed a one-year, $900K deal with Cincinnati in January and looked to add some left-handed hitting depth to the Reds' outfield. Lewis, however, hit .230/.321/.317 in 210 plate appearances this season, with all but 13 of those PAs coming against right-handed pitching. He was also caught five times in seven steal attempts and spent time on the DL with an oblique injury.
Reineke, 29, appeared in just two games with the Reds last season and has seven Major League appearances (five of them starts) to his name over three seasons. The right-hander re-signed with Cincinnati last year after entering free agency, so don't be surprised to see Reineke ink another minor league deal with the Reds sometime this winter. Reineke had a 3.84 ERA in 25 games (22 starts) with Triple-A Louisville in 2011.