The Reds signed right-handed relief pitcher Drew Storen to a one-year Major League contract.
Storen is from Brownsville, Indiana, where he was a high school teammate of Reds' catcher Tucker Barnhart.
Storen is 29 and was a first round pick of the Washington Nationals in 2009. He broke into the big leagues the next season as a 22-year old.
A year ago, Storen was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays with cash for Ben Revere and a player to be named later. Storen appeared in 38 games for Toronto until he was traded to the Seattle Mariners on July 26 for Joaquin Benoit.
Storen was 1-3 with three saves in Toronto with a 6.21 ERA. After the trade, Storen pitched in 19 games with Seattle and had a 3-0 record. He earned $8,375,000 last season.
The Reds will have open competition for a closer this spring with Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen in the mix with Storen.
The Reds also claimed RHP Tyrell Jenkins off waivers from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.