The Reds, four games behind in the crowded National League Central, continue to push to upgrade their starting pitching. But that's not all. Even as they've strongly pursued Colorado's Ubaldo Jimenez and have looked into Houston's Wandy Rodriguez, the Reds have expanded their search for a new leadoff hitter, as well. The two names that currently interest them, according to sources: Seattle's Chone Figgins and Oakland's Coco Crisp. Figgins has been a serious underachiever in his two years with the Mariners, and Seattle still owes him more than $20 million on a contract that is guaranteed through 2013. But the Mariners would likely eat much of that money in order to part with Figgins, and some people believe that he'll be a better player once he returns to the leadoff role he filled with the Angels.
Reds look at Figgins, Crisp, Wandy, Ubaldo
CBS Sports | Jul 20