Reds sign Skip Schumaker to 2-year deal

The Reds signed Skip Schumaker to a two-year, $3 million deal on Tuesday, giving them a versatile player who can move to second base or any of the three outfield spots.

Versatile player gets $5M US

Skip Schumaker batted .263 in 125 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers last season with two homers and 30 RBIs. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Skip Schumaker is returning to the NL Central, completing a $5 million US, two-year contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday that gives them a versatile player off the bench.

Schumaker gets a $2 million base salary next season and $2.5 million in 2015. The deal includes a club option for 2016 with a $2.5 million base and a $500,000 buyout.

The 33-year-old Schumaker was drafted by current Reds general manager Walt Jocketty and played his first eight seasons in St. Louis, batting .288 with 23 homers and 211 runs batted in. He played for the Dodgers last season, batting .263 in 125 games with two homers and 30 RBIs.


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