Today, the Cincinnati Reds added some late inning depth to their bullpen. Storen will join the team on a one-year deal worth $3 mil with a chance to earn $1.5 mil in incentives, plus an extra $500k if he is traded, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag. Storen is a low risk signing for the Reds.
The veteran reliever struggled last season between spending most of the season in Toronto and a small portion in Seattle. It was his worst season in the pros, as he posted a 5.23 ERA in 51.2 innings of work.
In addition, Storen is a bounce back candidate and has a chance to return to the amazing form that he once was in during his time in the nation’s capital, where he posted a 3.02 ERA in 355 games and picked up 95 saves. Storen’s past experience as a closer also bringns up his value.
Finally, he will notably join Raisel Iglesias, Michael Lorenzen, and Tony Cingrani in the back end of the bullpen.