Reds reportedly interested in Lofton

Reds reportedly interested in Lofton

CINCINNATI -- The Reds could have interest in signing well-traveled veteran outfielder Kenny Lofton, according to a report on Sunday night.

Lofton is one of several free agents that remain unsigned heading into the opening of Spring Training camps this week.

In 136 games with the Rangers and Indians last season, the lefty-hitting Lofton batted a combined .296 with a .367 on-base percentage and 23 stolen bases.

Cincinnati currently has right-handed hitters Ryan Freel, Norris Hopper and top prospect Jay Bruce (a lefty) competing for the starting center field spot.

Lofton has played for 11 different teams over a 17-year career, including three separate tours with Cleveland. Turning 41 in May, he's also been part of 11 postseasons and played for Reds manager Dusty Baker with the Giants at the end of 2002 and Cubs in the second half of 2003.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.