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Reds decline contract options on Skip Schumaker, reliever Burke Badenhop


CINCINNATI — The Reds have declined contract options on infielder and reliever , making them free agents.

Schumaker got a $500,000 buyout. He led major league pinch hitters with 19 hits last season and had a club option for $2.5 million in 2016. Badenhop led the team with 68 appearances and went 2-4 with a 3.93 ERA. The Reds paid $1.5 million to buy out his 2016 option, which included a $4 million salary.

Left-hander , left-hander and catcher also became free agents on Monday.

The Reds reinstated from the 60-day disabled list pitcher , catcher , shortstop and right-hander . Bailey (elbow), Mesoraco (hip), Cozart (knee) and Moscot (shoulder) had surgery.

Reliever was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville.

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