Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that Ryan Ludwick has worked out a deal to return to the Reds.
Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 07, 2012
Ludwick turned down a $5 million mutual option for 2013. Previous reports suggest that the Reds offered Ludwick a two-year deal in the $6-7 million range. The details of the new deal are not yet known, although per Ken Rosenthal it is all but certain.
Told Ludwick not quite done, still finalizing terms. But barring a stunning reversal, he is heading back to #Reds.—
Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 07, 2012
Ludwick batted .275/.346/.531 for the Reds with 26 homers in 125 games for the past season. He has a career batting of .263/.334/.466 and a total of 143 home runs.