Chris Young might also be an option. He had a disappointing 2012, largely due to injuries, but his 2010 and 2011 were pretty solid: a .335ish OBP with good defense and decent power. He would certainly be an upgrade over Stubbs, at any rate, considering in 2012 alone, he produced more than twice as many WAR in about 2/3 of the at bats.
Also, Arizona is willing to pay a chunk of his salary to facilitate a trade, and he has a team option for 2014, so if Hamilton looks ready for CF at that point, the Reds can buy out Young and easily make the transition to Hamilton.
I already have said lots of times here I think Chris Young might happen. I'm not personally advocating it, but it's a very Jocketty move.
They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
Originally Posted by Larry Schuler
He has also taught me that even when the Reds win it is important to focus on the fact that they could have lost.