Reported by Jon Heyman, confirmed by The Fay:
Jon Heyman is reporting the #Reds signed Manny Parra for two years, $5.5 million. Reds will probably make it official a week or two.— John Fay (@johnfayman) November 27, 2013
As Fay indicates, no real rush for the Reds to make it official, other than he'll probably be at Redsfest. At least, he should be at that rate.
After a rough start, Parra finished the season as one of the best relievers the Reds had with a 3.33 ERA in 57 appearances. It's another lefty, giving the Reds another strong bullpen in that respect with Marshall and Chapman already signed.
Parra's certainly a guy I'm happy to have back, but this does seem awfully expensive. And of course, another two-year deal. He's a good piece, but I'm surprised they couldn't do a more team friendly deal there.
What do you think? Good signing? Sound off below.