Weathers close to two-year deal to return to Reds

Updated: December 4, 2006, 4:44 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Free agent reliever David Weathers is closing in on a two-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds, two baseball sources at the winter meetings told ESPN.com. The agreement is believed to be worth about $5 million.

"It's a done deal," Weathers told The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Weathers, 37, has a 63-70 record in 16 major-league seasons. The San Francisco Giants were another club that expressed interest in him, and one source said Weathers turned down at least one three-year ...

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