The Reds are trying to sign Jonny Gomes; Walt Jocketty is hopeful a deal will get worked out.
We already know that Laynce Nix declared for free agency, but it’s interesting to note that the Reds made an offer to Nix, and that offer remains on the table:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“They still may take it,Ã¢â‚¬Â Jocketty said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But they want to see whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s out there. We werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t comfortable with what the arbitration figure would be. With Gomes, we wanted to keep some protection. I still think thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a chance weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll get something done with him.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The rest of the transactions, you already know about thanks to Greg’s post and the discussion of yesterday. Added to the 40-man roster and, thus, protected from the Rule 5 Draft: RHP Enerio Del Rosario, OF Chris Heisey, RHP Logan Ondrusek, RHP Jordan Smith, IF Chris Valaika, LHP Philippe Valiquette and LHP Travis Wood.
Unfortunately, this is one transaction that hasn’t occurred yet. Keep your fingers crossed.