Per Marc Lancaster, the Reds have signed Terrence Long.
I actually like this signing. Long had a bad year last year, but is essentially a league-average hitter, and is even better if you keep him away from lefties. Defensively, I think he’s very good, if you keep him away from CF. He’s a marginal upgrade on Jacob Cruz. Cruz is known as a good guy in the clubhouse – all I know about Long is that he was described as “very polite” when my female friend met him in a bar a few years back.
This seems like a low-risk, medium-reward type of move. We get a perhaps a better LH pinch-hitter, and a passable defensive replacement (though we still need a caddy for Jr).