Mark Sheldon is reporting that the Reds have signed reliever Logan Ondrusek to a two-year contract, avoiding arbitration. No report of the terms of the deal.
Ondru the Giant seems like a great guy. I’m not sure I’d have been very urgent to sign him to a multi-year contract. To be frank, Ondrusek wasn’t very good last year, despite the fact that the Reds felt the need to use him in a ton of late-game situations.
He isn’t awful, and I don’t mind having him around as the last guy in the bullpen, but with Aroldis Chapman headed to the rotation, I am mildly concerned that we’ll see Ondrusek in too many eighth innings for my taste.