The Cincinnati Reds released former two-time All-Star infielder Dee Strange-Gordon on Friday.
Strange-Gordon, a former National League batting champion, was being looked at as the possible shortstop after Freddy Galvis departed as a free agent after last season.
However, Cincinnati moved star Eugenio Suarez from third base to shortstop and Strange-Gordon was unable to make the squad as a reserve. He batted .281 with four stolen bases in 12 spring games.
The 32-year-old batted .333 to win the 2015 batting title with the Miami Marlins. He was an All-Star that season and also led the majors with 205 hits and 58 steals.
He stole a career-best 64 bases — which also led the majors — and led the NL with 12 triples in 2014 when he also made the All-Star team as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Strange-Gordon also led the majors in steals with 60 in 2017. He leads all active players with 333 steals.
After playing four seasons with the Dodgers and three with the Marlins, Strange-Gordon spent the past three campaigns with the Seattle Mariners. He batted .200 with no homers, three RBIs and three steals in 33 games last season.
Overall, Strange-Gordon has a .286 average with 18 homers and 234 RBIs in 1,002 career games.
–Field Level Media