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Reds Interested In Sheffield

Free agent outfielder Gary Sheffield, who was released by the Tigers on Tuesday, is drawing interest from the Reds. Reds manager Dusty Baker confirmed the teams interest, saying he plans to meet with Sheffield on Thursday. "We are going to talk," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed. "Dusty talked with him [on Tuesday] night. The two have a history. We have to wait for him to clear waivers [Thursday], but we'll talk after that. We have interest because he is a legitimate big bat to add to our lineup."

Sheffield needs to prove to the NL teams interested that he can play the field, but he is a prime time player who will drive the ball. Sheffield is one homerun shy of 500.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.