Source: Hermida agrees to Reds deal

The Cincinnati Reds have reached agreement on a minor-league

contract with outfielder Jeremy Hermida, a source told

Hermida batted .216 with six home runs and 29 RBIs last year

in 73 games with Boston and Oakland. The deal will bring Hermida

back to the National League, where he was once a top prospect with


Hermida, who turns 27 this month, profiles as a left-handed

complement in an outfield that includes right-handed hitters Jonny

Gomes, Drew Stubbs and Chris Heisey.