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Reds involved in 'ongoing discussions' at WM

Team looking to add relief help, backup infielder
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Reds have players that interest other clubs seeking to make trades, and general manager Dick Williams is certainly listening, but there was no movement on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings.

Center fielder Billy Hamilton has been at the center of much of the buzz this week, and is being pursued most by the Giants. But nothing appeared to heat up any further on the third day of the Meetings. The Rangers also need a center fielder but haven't made their effort to get one a top priority.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Reds have players that interest other clubs seeking to make trades, and general manager Dick Williams is certainly listening, but there was no movement on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings.

Center fielder Billy Hamilton has been at the center of much of the buzz this week, and is being pursued most by the Giants. But nothing appeared to heat up any further on the third day of the Meetings. The Rangers also need a center fielder but haven't made their effort to get one a top priority.

"There is still interest in a couple of different players. It's still going," Williams said. "You just keep talking."

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MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported that left fielder Adam Duvall has drawn interest from the Braves. Heyman also noted that action has all but stopped on closer Raisel Iglesias because the Reds' asking price for a return has been very high.

On the free agent market, the Reds would like to add bullpen help and a backup infielder that can play shortstop.

Williams declined to characterize any of the negotiations he has had, or specify names of players he's been discussing for trades or signings.

"I would just say it's ongoing discussions on a number of fronts," Williams said. "I don't know if we're any closer to having anything done but we've had a lot of dialogue the last few days."

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

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