Despite reports last night that the Reds and Ryan Ludwick were close to a deal, they “are still a little ways apart.” (MLB.com)
The Yankees met with the agents for Mark Reynolds, who is looking for a salary similar to the $7.5 million he earned in 2012 (MLB.com).
The Mariners, Phillies and Rangers have all expressed interest in Raul Ibanez (FOX Sports).
Michael Baron, MetsBlog.com:Last night, it was reported the Reds were close to a two-year contract with Ludwick, although the Reds have yet to wrap that up with him. Ross had a very similar year to Ludwick in 2012, and so I wonder if the Mets can sign Ross to a similar deal. He had reportedly been seeking a three-year contract for around the same money, but that could change if Ludwick signs for two years.