Mark Reynolds signs one-year contract with Indians
Free agent Mark Reynolds has signed a one-year, $6 million deal with the Cleveland Indians, MLB.com’s Brittany Ghiroli reported Sunday.
Reynolds has signed with Cleveland. One year deal. First reported by @jonheymancbs
— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) December 10, 2012
CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that, like last season with the Baltimore Orioles, Reynolds will play first base for the Indians in 2013.
reynolds will play first base with #indians. was terrific at 1b for o’s last year.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 10, 2012
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.