By Jerry Crasnick
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Free agent reliever David Weathers is closing in on a two-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, two baseball sources at the winter meetings told ESPN.com. The agreement is believed to be worth about $5 million.
Weathers, 37, has a 63-70 record in 16 major-league seasons. The San Francisco Giants were another club that expressed interest in him, and one source said Weathers turned down at least one three-year offer to pitch for Cincinnati.
He saved 12 games for Cincinnati last season and could be a closer option for the Reds, who also signed Mike Stanton to a two-year, $5.5 million deal two weeks ago.
Weathers makes his offseason home in Loretto, Tenn., and sources said Cincinnati appealed to him because he wants to remain close to his family.
Jerry Crasnick covers Major League Baseball for ESPN Insider.