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    Reds sign Clay Hensley to minor league deal

    John Fay ‏@johnfayman
    #Reds also signed Clay Hensley, a 33-year-old right-hander. Was 4-5, a 4.62 ERA in 60 games for Giants last year. Minor league deal.

    Low-risk move here. I think I like him better than Ondrusek.
    "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."

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    Re: Reds sign Clay Hensley to minor league deal

    Clay Hensley could be Exhibit A of reliever volatility. Did he get hurt in 2011? He was pretty good in 2010, but has been pretty bad the last couple years. His awesome 2010 K rate seemingly came from nowhere.

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    Re: Reds sign Clay Hensley to minor league deal

    I think the Marlins tried to make him a starter somewhere along the line. Worked about as well as it worked for Danny Graves.
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    Re: Reds sign Clay Hensley to minor league deal

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/players...0/clay-hensley

    Hensley signs with Reds: The Reds signed relief pitcher Clay Hensley to a minor league contract with a spring training invite, reports MLB.com Monday. Hensley made 60 appearances out of the bullpen with the Giants last season but did not pitch in the postseason.
    (Updated 2/11/13)
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    The 33-year-old Hensley went 4-5 with a 4.62 ERA last year with 42 strikeouts over 50 2/3 innings. He recorded three saves and has 10 for his career. That said, he'll likely be used in middle relief with the Reds, if he makes the major league roster, and has low-end Fantasy value in all formats.

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    Re: Reds sign Clay Hensley to minor league deal

    He's been mentioned as a guy the Reds had interest in more than once over the last few years. Not sure he has anything left, but they may have some faith in him.
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    Re: Reds sign Clay Hensley to minor league deal

    Good to have experienced depth, even when it isn't particularly good. I'd rather not have to convert one of our AAA prospects to a middle reliever in the middle of the season and get stuck in that role forever.

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    Re: Reds sign Clay Hensley to minor league deal

    Two trivia notes about Clay Hensley:
    1) He was once suspended in the minors for steroid usage.
    2) He gave up record-tying home run number 755 to Barry Bonds.
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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    Re: Reds sign Clay Hensley to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    Two trivia notes about Clay Hensley:
    1) He was once suspended in the minors for steroid usage.
    2) He gave up record-tying home run number 755 to Barry Bonds.
    I believe Alanis Morrissette mentions this in her hit song
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    Re: Reds sign Clay Hensley to minor league deal

    Quote Originally Posted by VR View Post
    I believe Alanis Morrissette mentions this in her hit song
    Is this it?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjTB6EG3xGo

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    Re: Reds sign Clay Hensley to minor league deal

    The good news is that now Marty & Thom not only have to deal with Ryan Hanigan and Jack Hannahan, but now there is a possibility of pronouncing Chris Heisey and Clay Hensley...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Reds sign Clay Hensley to minor league deal

    One sure fire way to know that spring training is around the corner is when there is a rash of minor-league with an invitation signings. Great way to add organizational depth to allow good progression of actual prospects throught he system without rushing them and once and a while someone contributes from the scrap heap.


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