Reds: Free agent signee Scott Feldman can ‘help us in multiple ways’

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 7: Scott Feldman #46 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 7: Scott Feldman #46 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on August 7, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Scott Feldman has pitched for 12 seasons in big leagues

UPDATE: 9:50 a.m. Thursday

The Reds announced the signing of free-agent pitcher Scott Feldman this morning to a one-year contract.

Dick Williams, the team’s president of baseball operations, said Feldman could be a good fit in Great American Ball Park.

“With this signing, we are adding someone who can compete for a spot in the rotation but help us in multiple ways,” Williams said in a release. “As a ground ball pitcher, we think Scott’s pitching profile aligns with our park.”

The Reds will announce a roster move later today to make room for Feldman on the 40-man roster.

First Report

The Cincinnati Reds have signed free-agent pitcher Scott Feldman, according to several published reports.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports was the first to report the deal.

The Reds have not announced the deal.

Feldman, a 6-foot-7 right-hander, pitched primarily out of the bullpen last season for Houston and Toronto, compiling a 7-4 record with a 3.97 ERA in 77 innings of work.

The 33-year-old is a 12-year major league veteran. Prior to last season, he was used mostly as a starter in stints with Texas, Chicago (NL), Baltimore and Houston. Feldman, who has started 183 games, is 71-77 with a 4.40 ERA for his career.

Reds pitchers and catchers report to spring training Feb. 13 in Goodyear, Ariz.

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