The Reds signed Edwin Encarnacion to a two-year deal, avoiding arbitration with the third sacker. You will recall that he had the highest projected VORP by PECOTA on the Reds for 2009. Although not announced yet, I'm guessing the the deal is around $8 mil for the two years, with about $3.2 mil this year and about $5 mil for '10.
I'm working on my updated, projected 25-man roster, with payroll figures (just under $68 mil for '09?), which should be up by tomorrow at the latest.
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