Apr 24, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays designator hitter Shelley Duncan (15) at bat during the fourth inning against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds sign Shelley Duncan to a Minor League contract

The Cincinnati Reds added a little bit of depth by adding free agent utility man Shelley Duncan to a Minor League contract today according to Matt Eddy on Twitter.

Shelley was with the Arizona Diamondbacks to start off the 2014 season but was released shortly after he was signed. He’s the son of former Major League Catcher and pitcher coach Dave Duncan. His brother Chris played with the St. Louis Cardinals while their Father was a member of the coaching staff at the time.

Chris won a World Series in 2006.

Shelley has played with the Yankees and Indians for three seasons before playing only one year with the Tampa Bay Rays. Now he’s hoping to latch onto the Reds and stay with them for a little while. He has 43 career home runs, 144 RBI’s, 200 hits and a .305/.419/.724 batting line under his belt.

Catcher Lou Marson was also picked up on a Minor League contract. Marson was released by the Philadelphia Phillies back in Spring Training and has been looking for a job ever since.

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