GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Cincinnati Reds voided the minor league contract of right-handed reliever Jeff Manship on Thursday after he failed to pass a physical and they agreed to a minor league deal with former Los Angeles Angels infielder Cliff Pennington.
Manship has pitched for Minnesota, Colorado, Philadelphia and Cleveland. He went 2-1 with a 3.12 ERA in 53 games for the Indians in 2016 and pitched in South Korea last season.
Pennington, 33, is a utility infielder who could add depth at several positions. He has played for Oakland, Arizona, Toronto and the Angels. The addition of Pennington keeps the Reds roster at 62 in Major League spring training camp.
He batted .253 in 87 games last season with three homers and 21 RBIs. The Reds said he will report to big league spring training.
Shortstop Zack Cozart became a free agent and signed with the Angels.
REDS ANNOUNCE TICKET THEME PACKAGES
New Reds theme ticket packages for the 2018 season that include exclusive promotional items are on sale now at reds.com.
New packages for 2018 include a Bob Ross “The Joy of Painting” bobblehead with optional painting class, a Flying Pig bobblehead celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Flying Pig Marathon and a Fiona the hippo bobblehead presented by Skyline Chili.
All promotional items listed below are only available with the purchase of a Theme Ticket Package, while supplies last.
Bob Ross Ticket Package
-Wednesday, April 25 vs. Atlanta Braves, 6:40 p.m.
Celebrate the late Bob Ross and his iconic “The Joy of Painting” show with this special package that includes an exclusive Bob Ross bobblehead plus your ticket to the April 25 game. Additional packages that include a pregame VIP painting class are also available.
Packages start at $20: reds.com/BobRoss
STAR WARS™ Ticket Package presented by PNC Bank
-Friday, May 4 vs. Miami Marlins, 7:10 p.m.
May the Force be with you as we celebrate STAR WARS Night at Great American Ball Park. This package includes a limited-edition Chewbacca bobblehead plus your ticket to the May 4 game. A VIP package is also available that includes additional STAR WARS collectibles from 2016 and 2017.
Packages start at $25: reds.com/StarWars
Flying Pig Ticket Package
-Monday, May 7 vs. New York Mets, 7:10 p.m.
The Reds salute the 20th anniversary of the Flying Pig Marathon with this special package that includes an exclusive Flying Pig bobblehead plus your ticket to the May 7 game. The Flying Pig has become one of Cincinnati’s most iconic events, and this year’s anniversary promises to be a city-wide celebration.
Packages start at $20: reds.com/Pig
PEANUTS™ Ticket Package
-Sunday, May 20 vs. Chicago Cubs, 1:10 p.m.
The PEANUTS™ Gang is back at the ballpark this year and we’re honoring everyone’s favorite beagle! Celebrate the famous comic strip and cartoon with this special package that includes an exclusive Snoopy bobblehead plus your ticket to the May 20 game.
Packages start at $25: reds.com/Peanuts
Fiona Ticket Package presented by Skyline Chili
-Tuesday, June 19 vs. Detroit Tigers, 7:10 p.m.
Join the Reds and the Cincinnati Zoo this summer to celebrate the Queen City’s popular baby hippo, Fiona! This special package includes an exclusive Fiona bobblehead plus your ticket to the June 19 game. $2 from each ticket package sold will be donated to the Cincinnati Zoo and each ticket includes a coupon for a free Cheese Coney with beverage purchase, thanks to Skyline Chili.
Packages start at $25: reds.com/Fiona
Margaritaville® Ticket Package
-Friday, June 29 vs. Brewers, 7:10 p.m.
Join the Reds for Margaritaville® Night at the ballpark! This special package includes an exclusive Shark bobblehead and your ticket to the June 29 game. Plus, enjoy a fireworks show after the game set to a Margaritaville®-themed soundtrack.
Packages start at $25: reds.com/Margaritaville
ELVIS™ Ticket Package
-Friday, July 27 vs. Philadelphia Phillies, 7:10 p.m.
Salute the “King of Rock & Roll” with this special package that includes an exclusive ELVIS™ bobblehead plus your ticket to the July 27 game. This year’s ELVIS™ bobblehead depicts him in his legendary black leather outfit celebrating the 50th anniversary of NBC airing Elvis’ first televised special on Dec. 3, 1968. Enjoy a fireworks show after the game set to an ELVIS™ soundtrack!
Packages start at $25: reds.com/Elvis
Grateful Dead Ticket Package
-Friday, August 17 vs. San Francisco Giants, 7:10 p.m.
Join the Reds for Grateful Dead Night at the ballpark! Celebrate the band beyond description with this special package that includes an exclusive Uncle Sam Skeleton bobblehead and your ticket to the August 17 game. Plus, enjoy a fireworks show after the game set to a Grateful Dead-themed soundtrack!
Packages start at $25: reds.com/GratefulDead
Visit reds.com/Themes for more information and additional Reds Theme Ticket Packages.
Featured promotional items are NOT gate giveaways and ONLY offered while supplies last.
For any questions regarding Theme Ticket Packages, please contact the Reds Ticketing Dept. at 513-765-7400.