Lasvegas — Reds executives have been contacting agents and many clubs to create profits. A source told MLB.com on Tuesday that those efforts included talking into the Braves regarding trading for Ender Inciarte.

No deal seemed imminent. It was not known what Atlanta asked for in exchange.

Lasvegas — Reds executives have been contacting agents and many clubs to create profits. A source told MLB.com on Tuesday that those efforts included talking into the Braves regarding trading for Ender Inciarte.

No deal seemed imminent. It was not known what Atlanta asked for in exchange.

While the Reds’ primary offseason focus is to begin beginning pitching, they are also needing a fresh center fielder to replace Billy Hamilton. Hamilton was non-tendered at November, and he signed a yearlong, $4.25 million contract with the Royals on Tuesday.

Despite his great defensive ability, Hamilton never won a National League Gold Glove Award because Inciarte has won the past three years each. But Inciarte would attract more crime for a career .289/.337/.390 hitter over five seasons in the major leagues — two with Arizona and three with Atlanta. He was a 2017 NL All-Star.

Inciarte, 28, has two years left the five-year, $30.5 million contract with a $9 million club option for 2022 and a $1.02 million buyout.

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