Reds Caravan to wrap up in Florence

Reds Caravan to wrap up in Florence

CINCINNATI -- The Reds announced an added destination and conclusion for the 2016 Caravan on Thursday. All four caravan tours will descend at Florence Mall in Florence, Ky., on Jan. 31.

Doors at the mall will open at 9 a.m. ET, with a question-and-answer session scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. in the center court area. From 12-2 p.m., current Reds players and manager Bryan Price will sign autographs (time permitting) while Minor Leaguers and Reds alumni players will pose for photos with fans.

For the past couple of years, the Caravan finale was held on a Sunday at the Reds' home, Great American Ball Park. This is the first time the termination point will be in Florence.

The 2016 Reds Caravan will have its four different buses fanning out across five states and 3,300 miles from Jan. 28-30.

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The current Reds at the Florence finale will be: Price, catcher Devin Mesoraco, outfielder Billy Hamilton, catcher Tucker Barnhart, infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr., pitcher Keyvius Sampson, president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty and CEO Bob Castellini. Minor League players include shortstop Alex Blandino, pitchers Amir Garrett and Cody Reed and outfielder Jesse Winker.

Alumni Reds players scheduled to attend are Tom Browning, Chris Welsh, Jeff Brantley, Corky Miller and Dmitri Young.

The event is open to the public and free, with appearances and schedules subject to change.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.