The Reds and reliever Sam Lecure avoided arbitration on Friday by agreeing to a two year contract, worth $ 3.05 million dollars. Le Cure will get $ 1.2 million in 2014 and $1.85 million in 2015. In a career high 63 games last season for Cincinnati, he was 2-1 with a 2.65 ERA. He allowed 50 hits and 24 walks while striking out 66 over 61 innings.
The Reds and Alfredo Simon have agreed on a one year contract to avoid arbitration. Ths deal is forth $ 1.5 million dollar. Simon had a 2.87 ERA in 63 appearences.
There are now three Reds left eligible for arbitration Homer Bailey, Aroldis Chapman and Mike Leake.