Anthony DeSclafani and Scooter Gennett reached 1-year salary agreements with the Reds, avoiding arbitration. DeSclafani agreed to $2.125 million for 2019, while Gennett’s contract is for $9.775 million. DeSclafani is in his second year of arbitration, with one more year of team control. This was Gennett’s final season. He’s eligible to become a free agent in 2020.

Earlier in the day the Reds were able to reach agreements with both right-handed pitcher Michael Lorenzen and shortstop Jose Peraza. The Reds have not come to agreement (yet) with Yasiel Puig, Alex Wood and Tanner Roark.

The salary amount for the five players who have signed in the past few days (Gennett, Jose Peraza, DeSclafani, Michael Lorenzen, Curt Casali) was about $2 million less than the projections from MLBTR that we used in previous budget estimates. The projected Reds payroll commitments now stand at $114 million.

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5 Responses

  1. Mark Moore

    So we’re coming in under the projections to this point. That always feels good and it avoids all the contention of the hearings.

    I have to wonder if Scooter becomes a little more desirable as a trade chip now that he has a confirmed cost for 2019.

    Here’s hoping the other three get wrapped up shortly and we can skip the arb hearings altogether.

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    • Matthew hendley

      Disco, the greedy punk…. went over his projections. Scooter confirms he will be on a one year deal now. Him, along with the 5 other individuals who are 1 year contracts will serve the reds and the trade market better in July then now.

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      • MARK MOORE

        Good point.

        And agreed … Disco is s greedy punk! I sure hope he’s in full health this year.

  2. scotly50

    Welcome back Steve. Peraza maybe should have held out, but we have Disco right especially if he regains his form. But to my thinking he is a Tommy John waiting to happen.

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  3. VaRedsFan

    DJ LeMahieu has signed with the Yankees. So that “Scooter to the Yankees” ship has sailed.

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