The Cincinnati Reds will not go to arbitration with any players this offseason. The team secured that when they reach a one-year deal with right-handed starting pitcher Edinson Volquez on Sunday.
Though an official deal has yet to be announced, ESPN Deportes reported Saturday that the two sides agreed on a $1.6 million deal.
"We'll see if they're up for doing more later," Jocketty told MLB.com Sunday from a Reds Caravan stop in Lexington. "We tried to do a multiyear deal. They just wanted to concentrate on the one year now. [Volquez's agent] had a few cases and wanted to get the arbitration thing out of the way."
Volquez, who is under team control through 2013, posted a 4.31 ERA and 65/37 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings last year after returning from Tommy John Surgery.