Re: Denis Phipps and Kris Negron non-tendered; Phipps resigned to minor league deal
Reds signed OF Denis Phipps to a minor league contract.
Phipps, 27, appeared in eight games with the Reds last season as a September callup. He'll return on a non-guaranteed deal after being non-tendered.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."