Castellanos to Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos signed a $64 million, four-year deal with the Reds, Cincinnati’s latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing.

The deal allows Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 or 2021 seasons. He gets salaries of $16 million in 2020, $14 million in 2021, and $16 million in 2022 and 2023. There’s a mutual option for 2024 at $20 million with a buyout of $2 million.

It was the fourth significant move by the Reds, among the most active teams in free agency since their sixth consecutive losing season.

The Reds have has committed $164 million to new players, including Mike Moustakas ($64 million) and Wade Miley ( $15 million) and Shogo Akiyama ($21 million).


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