(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.