The Reds are expected to at least explore the idea of signing free agent pitcher Mark Mulder this off-season. St. Louis turned down the option on Mulder's contract last week. "I've got to see what the medical situation is," GM Walt Jocketty said. "I traded for him and re-signed him. I obviously liked him." Mulder has been limited to 122/3 innings over the last two years because of shoulder problems. He was 97-50 with a 3.87 ERA before his shoulder problems began three years ago.