January 26, 2017

CINCINNATI (AP) The Reds have signed veteran right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman to a one-year contract.

The team announced the move Thursday. The 33-year-old Feldman threw mostly out of the bullpen last season for Houston and Toronto, making five starts in 40 appearances. He went 7-4 with a 3.97 ERA, with 56 strikeouts and 19 walks.

He has been in the majors since 2005, also playing for Texas, the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore. He was mostly a starting pitcher from 2008 through 2015.

Reds General Manager Dick Williams says Feldman's style as a ground ball pitcher fits well with Cincinnati's ballpark. Williams says he thinks Feldman can compete for a spot in the rotation.

Team officials said they would announce a corresponding roster move later Thursday.

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