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Reds avoid arbitration with pair

Updated: January 31, 2013, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Reds have agreed to one-year contracts with outfielder Chris Heisey and right-hander Alfredo Simon, avoiding arbitration.

Heisey will make $1,325,000 and Simon will earn $890,000. The deals were announced by the Reds on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Heisey batted .265 with seven homers and 31 RBIs in 120 games for the Reds last season. It was a considerable dropoff for Heisey: In 2011, his second year in the majors, he also appeared in 120 games but ...

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