Indians 1B Mark Reynolds designated for assignment
Indians first baseman Mark Reynolds was designated for assignment. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images
Cleveland Indians first baseman Mark Reynolds was designated for assignment on Thursday, according to multiple media reports, and several teams could be interested in the slumping slugger.
One of those teams, according to ESPN, is the Baltimore Orioles, Reynolds’ former team. He donned an Orioles jersey during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
He hit 60 home runs and 155 RBI in 290 games during his time in Baltimore. Last December, Reynolds agreed to a one-year contract with the Indians worth $6 million.
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Since June 29th, Reynolds has been in a prolonged slump batting .136 with no home runs in 66 at-bats. For the season, he is hitting .215 with 15 home runs and 48 RBIs in 99 games. He also has struck out 123 times, the seventh most in the American League.