With two weeks remaining before Cincinnati Reds players report to Arizona for spring training, they’re adding a veteran utilityman to camp.

Chad Pinder agreed to a minor league contract, which includes an invitation to big-league camp, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. Pinder, 30, spent the last seven seasons with the Oakland Athletics, playing in 111 games last year.

Pinder has played every position in the majors except catcher, and his defensive versatility should give him paths toward the Opening Day roster. He's looking to rebound offensively. He hit .235 last season with a .263 on-base percentage, 12 homers, 18 doubles and 42 RBI in 361 at-bats. His batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage (.385) were the lowest marks of his career, and he had one of the worst strikeout rates in the league.

Used in a platoon role with the A's, he's been much better against lefthanded pitching with a .778 career OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) compared to a .660 OPS versus righties.