Reds to sign Desmond Jennings

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GOODYEAR, Ariz.–At the end of last week, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reported that the Reds were nearing an agreement with former Tampa Bay Ray regular and free agent outfielder Desmond Jennings.

Jennings is a right-handed hitter who has hit .264/.346/.431 against left-handed pitchers.  Provided he remains healthy, as repeated knee injuries have kept him off the field the past two seasons, this will help Jennings carve out a niche role on any active roster.

The Reds have not had a designated hitter for left-handed pitches on their roster in several seasons, making Jennings a legitimate bounce-back candidate with a clear path to a roster spot with little to no competition.

M.K. Killen

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