Johnny Cuetro and Reds not making progress on deal, Blue Jays make Dioner Navarro available for trade

The Reds and pitcher Johnny Cueto have not made any progress on a contract extension.

During the winter meetings the Reds approached Cueto’s agent about an extension but those talks have gone no where. Cueto is also apparently unwilling to negotiate a contract during the season according to his agent Bryce Dixon.

The 28-year-old Cueto will become a free agent after this season. Cueto finished 2014 with a 20-9 record to go with a 2.25 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.

Catcher Dioner Navarro has been available via trade.

The Blue Jays signed Russell Martin this season making Navarro one player who could be playing elsewhere next season.

Navarro, 30, had a fine 2014 season hitting .274/.317/.395 with 12 home runs. He is set to earn $5 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent.

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