Skip Schumaker, Reds agree on 2-year deal

Skip Schumaker, Reds agree on 2-year deal

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Skip Schumaker, Reds agree on 2-year deal

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by BaseballStL Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on November 19, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 19 at 11:02 AM

(BaseballStL) – Skip Schumaker will return to the NL Central in 2014. According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Cincinnati’s Reds have signed the versatile utility man to a two-year deal.

Schumaker, 34, spent 2013 with the Los Angeles Dodgers after six seasons with the Cardinals. He posted a .263/.332/.332 slash line with the Dodgers in 125 games. For the Cardinals, his best stretch was from 2007-2009, in which he was an everyday player in 2008 and 2009, and hit over .300 all three years.

Schumaker is still well liked in St. Louis, and received a standing ovation when his name was announced during the NLCS.

According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the deal will be two years, $5 million.

The Cardinals open the season against the Reds, and also play their home opener against them. They will play Cincinnati 19 times in 2014.

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