Reds will reportedly non-tender Billy Hamilton
The Cincinnati Reds are moving on from one of their most well-known players.
According to C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic, the Reds have decided not to tender a contract to outfielder Billy Hamilton, who will become a free agent.
#Reds will non-tender OF Billy Hamilton
— C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) November 30, 2018
There were hints that the Reds were ready to move on from Hamilton last season, when he was made available in trade talks. While nothing came of it, it was a pretty clear hint that his days in Cincinnati were numbered. He may be the fastest man in baseball and plays a good center field, but he simply didn’t hit enough for the Reds’ liking, posting a .234 average with a .299 on-base percentage in 2018.