Per Sun Deck
41 year old right-handed reliever will head to Louisville for a week or two to test out his arm.
Springer posted a 4.11 ERA in 74 appearances for the A's and Rays last year. I like the move; Springer has been a solid reliever for the last five years or so.Springer accepted a pro-rated contract offer for $850,000, which means he'll receive less than half of that based on the amount of time he spends with the Reds this season.
Springer was scheduled to fly out today for Louisville, where he must test his arm for 10 days to two weeks at the Triple-A level.
"They've got a young bullpen," Springer said of the Reds, "and they said they needed a guy who has been there before to help in key situations. During my career, I've been in most of them."