The Reds have just signed Jacque Jones and Daryle Ward to minor league deals. Ward is listed as a first baseman, which is news to me. I guess we needed depth at first base since Valentin is gone. It bears mentioning that both of them are 33, both are crappy, and both are left-handed. I'm really not sure what to make of these deals. They'll be used as bench filler, but I have no idea how they make us better as a team.
As for the minor league deals? Yeah, Corey Patterson was signed to one of those too.