Reds agree with newly acquired Puig on $9.7 million contract

FILE - This July 21, 2016 file photo shows Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig looking on from the dugout during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington. Puig's agent said Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger expects to be sent to the minors after the club was unable to trade him at the deadline. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds avoided arbitration with Yasiel Puig, agreeing with the newly acquired outfielder on a $9.7 million contract for 2019.
The Reds also reached deals Friday with right-handers Tanner Roark ($10 million), Anthony DeSclafani ($2,125,000) and Michael Lorenzen ($1.95 million), second baseman Scooter Gennett ($9,775,000) and shortstop Jose Peraza ($2,775,000).
Left-hander Alex Wood is Cincinnati’s only arbitration-eligible player without a deal. He asked for a raise from $6 million to $9.65 million, and the team offered $8.7 million.
The Reds acquired Puig and Wood last month in a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cincinnati got Roark in a deal with Washington.
Puig hit .267 with 23 home runs and 63 RBIs last season.
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