The Reds have signed free-agent OF Ryan Ludwick to a two-year deal with a mutual option, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer
The Mets had interest in offering Ludwick a two-year deal worth between $6-7 million per year, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post.
Ludwick, 34, hit .275 with a .346 OBP, .877 OPS, 26 HR and 80 RBI in 422 at-bats with the Reds in 2012.
Michael Baron, ContributorCody Ross had a very similar year to Ludwick in 2012, and so I wonder if the Mets can sign Ross to a similar deal. Ross had reportedly been seeking a three-year contract for around the same money, but that could change now that a similar player signed for fewer guaranteed years.