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Reds eye Sheffield as role player

Updated: April 3, 2009, 2:09 PM ET
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SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Cincinnati Reds have an interest in free agent Gary Sheffield, but only if he'll accept a limited role.

Manager Dusty Baker said Thursday that he plans to talk to Sheffield, whom he has known for many years. Baker acknowledged that the 40-year-old outfielder would have to accept a limited role with the Reds, who are set in the outfield. Sheffield could pinch hit and be a fill-in at first base and in the outfield with Cincinnati.

Rufus Williams, the agent ...

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