Thursday, October 31, 2013

Corky Miller, Greg Reynolds elect free agency

Greg Reynolds and fan favorite Corky Miller are no longer members of the Reds organization as the two were outrighted and elected free agency on Thursday.

Reynolds, who was the second overall pick of the 2006 draft by the Rockies, was signed by Cincinnati last December. In six games with the Reds, the 28-year-old was 1-3 with a 5.52 ERA in 29.1 innings of work. He fared much better in Triple-A this season as evidenced by his 12-3 record, 2.42 ERA, and 3.73 K/BB in 156.1 innings pitched.

Like Reynolds, Miller also spent majority of the 2013 campaign at Triple-A Louisville, where he posted a .200 average with 19 RBI in 135 at-bats. The 37-year-old also saw action in 17 games with the big club. He batted .257 with eight RBI in those games.

For those wondering whether we have seen the last of Miller with the Reds, recent history seems to suggest that we have not. In fact, Miller's release looks very similar to what the Reds have done in each of the last four years. Since 2009, the Reds have released Miller and re-signed him as a free agent all within a matter of weeks each year. So, rest assured that Miller and his awesome mustache will likely be back.

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