|May 3 10:42 PM PT11:42 PM MT12:42 AM CT1:42 AM ET1:42 ET5:42 GMT13:42 CST10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST1:12 AM VEN9:42 UAE12:42 AM CT-The Reds have signed right-hander Michael Wuertz to a minor league deal, allowing him to work out at their spring training complex in Arizona as part of the team's extended spring training program.
Analysis: The 33-year-old reliever pitched five seasons for the Chicago Cubs and three with Oakland, which released him in October. Wuertz went 0-0 with a 6.68 ERA in 39 relief appearances for the Athletics last season. The A's chose a $250,000 buyout rather than use their $3.5 million option on Wuertz for 2012. Wuertz went 13-7 with a 3.57 ERA over his five years with the Cubs, who traded him to Oakland after the 2008 season.