CINCINNATI — As Reds Opening Day gets closer, Nick Castellanos' future with the team is still up in the air.
When asked about his thoughts on re-signing Castellanos, Reds General Manager Nick Krall said "We have not been engaged with his representatives."
Late last year, Castellanos opted out of his Reds contract to become a free agent. The 29-year-old had $34 million and two years left on that contract.
Even though he opted out, Nick Castellanos could still return to the Queen City. During a Zoom interview with reporters back in November of 2021, Castellanos said, "Of course" when asked if he would entertain the Reds.
"Why wouldn't I? I feel like there's still a lot of valuable pieces that are very good to win with," Castellanos said. "We have pieces — why wouldn't I entertain it?"
Would Nick Castellanos entertain an offer from the #Reds?— Caleb Noe (@CalebNoeTV) November 12, 2021
“Of course I would. Why wouldn’t I?” pic.twitter.com/wBCAqY38Jb
The 6-foot-4 right fielder hit .309 with 34 home runs and 100 RBIs. He had a .362 on-base percentage and a .576 slugging percentage. He was voted an MLB All-Star for the first time in 2021.
Nick Castellanos: 'Of course' I would entertain Reds offer
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