Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan hears that the Reds are "getting close on a deal" with Ryan Ludwick.
Passan adds that the Reds' offer "has been out there, and they expect it to get done." Jim Duquette of MLB.com reported previously that the veteran outfielder was looking for a two-year, $14 million deal. Ludwick made just $2.5 million in 2012 while batting .275/.346/.531 with 26 home runs.