The Cincinnati Reds have signed former #1 Yankees pick Andrew Brackman according to Jon Heyman, and Steve Gardner of USA Today suggests that the club, while secure with Joey Votto now, must contend with the decision on how to handle Yonder Alonso's development:
Twitter / @JonHeymanCBS: former yankees No. 1 pick ...
"former yankees No. 1 pick brackman has agreement on major-league deal with #reds. for min salary plus incentives"
Reds reportedly sign Brackman - Cincinnati Reds
"Brackman, the Moeller High product, went 3-6 with a 6.00 ERA last year for Triple-A Scanton-Wilkes Barre. He allowed 82 hits in 96 innings, walked 75 and struck out 75. He is 15-29 with 5.11 ERA overall in the minors."
- Twitter / @johnfayman: RT @Rrice1219 @johnfayman ...
"RT @Rrice1219 @johnfayman Guessing Brackman will start year in AAA right?//that would be my guess"
- Reds: Votto provides certainty at first – Steve Gardner
"Therein lies perhaps the most pressing decision facing the Cincinnati front office. Does it deal Alonso now to address the team's biggest need (pitching) or continue to bring him along slowly as an insurance policy should Votto leave?"
Don't forget to follow us on your iPhone, on Facebook, Twitter, and RSS: