For the second straight season, the Cincinnati Reds finished last in the National League Central. The organization is in a rebuild and has spent the past three years reloading through the Draft and by trading veteran big leaguers such as Johnny Cueto, Aroldis Chapman, Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce.
Billings Mustangs shortstop Hector Vargas was named to the Pioneer League end of season all-star team. Vargas is currently 5th in the league with a .351 batting average. Hector also leads the Mustangs with 40 RBI and 17 doubles.
The Billings Mustangs and Cincinnati Reds have agreed to extend their Player Development Contract for two more years through the 2018 season. Mustangs Managing Partner Dave Heller and Reds Director of Player Development Jeff Graupe made the announcement in a joint press conference on Monday at Dehler Park.
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