Posted December 10, 2012

Mark Reynolds signs one-year contract with Indians


Free agent Mark Reynolds has signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Cleveland Indians,’s Brittany Ghiroli reported Sunday.

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that, like last season with the Baltimore Orioles, Reynolds will play first base for the Indians in 2013.

Earlier on Sunday, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported that the Indians viewed Reynolds as a backup plan if they were not able to sign free-agent Kevin Youkilis. Youkilis has been offered a reported one-year deal by the New York Yankees, but has yet to sign.

The 29-year-old Reynolds has put up some big power numbers in his career with a consistently low batting average. He has hit .221 in each of the last two season with the Orioles. He had 23 homers last year in 135 games with Baltimore.


Never really liked Mark Reynolds but the Indians need some power and he can provide that for them. It's only a 1-year deal, so I don't think that is too bad. Good deal.


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