Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Report: Manny Parra reaches two-year deal to remain with Reds

According to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Reds have reached an agreement with free agent reliever Manny Parra to keep the southpaw in Cincinnati.

Parra, 31, will reportedly receive $5.5 million spread over two years.

Parra initially signed with the Reds for $1 million back in February and surprisingly emerged as a reliable arm out of the bullpen when Sean Marshall was sidelined due to injury. Parra posted a 3.33 ERA and 1.196 WHIP over 57 appearances in 2013. He owns a 4.97 ERA in 229 career appearances, though.

Aside from making a successful transition from starter to reliever, former pitching coach and new manager Bryan Price has been credited for turning Parra's career around, which was all but done before he arrived in Cincy.

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