Walt Jocketty is reluctant to name the names of all of free agents on the current roster the Reds are talking to, but he confirmed that the club has made proposals to David Weathers and Jerry Hairston Jr.
"We're waiting to hear back from their agents," he said.
Weathers, 38, was a key part of the bullpen last year. He went 4-6 with 3.25 ERA in 72 games. Hairston, 32, hit .326 with a .384 on-base percentage. He stole 15 bases in 18 tries. The team played exceeding well with him in the leadoff spot. But he struggled with injuries throughout the second half.
The Reds ended the year with nine free agents on the roster. Jocketty has ruled out bringing back Corey Patterson and all but ruled out bringing back Paul Bako. Kent Mercker is going to retire. That leaves Javy Valentin, Mike Lincoln, Jeremy Affeldt and Josh Fogg. My guess is Reds will make offers to Lincoln and Afffeldt as well.
Jocketty, by the way, is in Arizona watching the Arizona Fall League. He doesn't plan to go to the World Series.