Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Stratton back with the Reds
Rob Stratton, the star of Reds spring training early last year, will be back in camp this season.
The Reds and Stratton have agreed to a minor league contract.
Stratton, 28, hit .314 with four home runs and 10 RBI in just 13 games last spring. The Reds cut Stratton early in spring because they wanted him to get consistent at-bats at Triple-A.
But Stratton ruptured his Achilles' tendon just eight games into the Louisville season and had season-ending surgery.
"He checked out fully healthy," Reds director of player development Tim Naehring said.
Stratton, an outfielder/first baseman, was not invited to the big league camp but will be part of camp for the top minor leaguers.