http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2668306

The Reds focused on improving their bullpen at last year's trading deadline. Apparently there's still work to be done.



Stanton
ESPN's Peter Gammons is reporting that Cincinnati and left-handed reliever Mike Stanton have agreed to a two-year contract.

ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports that the contract also contains a vesting option for a third season.

The 39-year-old Stanton was 7-7 with eight saves and a 3.99 ERA in 82 appearances with the Nationals and Giants last season.

The Reds' closer situation is unsettled with Eddie Guardado out for next season following elbow surgery and club saves leader David Weathers a free agent. Stanton is a possibility to fill that role.