On January 27th, the Cincinnati Reds announced that they invited and signed Chris Nelson.
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Nelson is considered the 2013 Izturis, playing bench role and will give Brandon Phillips the day off when needed. Nelson has played most infield positions and is considered Utility.
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The Reds are doing what they can offer by signing players into Minor League Roles. The money is tight in the payroll and I expect it to be like this from the Reds for the next two seasons.