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The Cleveland Indians filled one of their three gaping offensive holes today by signing former Oriole and Diamondback Mark Reynolds. Reynolds is known for two things, striking out and hitting home runs (in that order). Four of the past five seasons he has lead his league in strike outs while hitting 23 or more home runs each season. Most importantly for the Indians, Reynolds has had no significant injury problems over his career, playing in 135 games or more each season since his rookie year when he played 111. He will make $6M for 2013 with another $1.5M in incentives, a significant decrease from what the Indians would have had to pay Travis Hafner had they accepted his option. Reynolds looks to be about the same quality of player as Hafner, but more durable, younger and able to play in the field.
Reynolds ability to play first base brings to mind a few more questions. Will the Indians use him primarily at first or DH? If they are going to use hit as designated hitter, wi...
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Those looking for the Cleveland Indians to sign a free agent slugger can look no further as they have reportedly closed in on signing corner infielder Mark Reynolds to a one-year deal worth $6 million.
Reynolds, 29, hit .221/.335/.429 with 23 home runs and 69 runs batted in through 135 games for the Baltimore Orioles last season. When he plays a full season, the right-handed slugger...
The Indians left baseball’s Winter Meetings in Nashville last week empty handed, but they were about as active as any team there. Many were disappointed by the Tribe’s closing abilities, but one thing you can say – they were far from dormant. For so many years, the Winter Meetings meant little to the apathetic fan base. Mark Shapiro and Chris Antonetti were there, essentially...
A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent slugger Mark Reynolds.
The person spoke Sunday night on condition of anonymity because the agreement is pending a physical.
The Indians have been in the market for a veteran first baseman. They spoke with Reynolds' agent at the winter meetings last week in Nashville...
Mark Reynolds helped the Baltimore Orioles reach the post season for the first time in 14 years. He has shown his raw power for year now. Despite this, the Orioles did not bring him back. They non-tendered Reynolds and made him a free agent. Now, Reynolds is closing in on a new contract.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Reynolds and the Indians are close to a one...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Indians entered the offseason searching for a right-handed power hitter to bolster their lineup. After striking out at last week's winter meetings, they may have finally connected.
A person familiar with the negotiations said Sunday night the Indians have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent slugger Mark Reynolds. The person spoke on...
Mark Reynolds and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year deal that will pay Reynolds $6 million, ESPN.com reported Sunday. Reynolds' pay could increase to $7,5 million if he reaches certain incentives, according to the report. The 29-year-old Reynolds, who has played third base and first base, hit .221 with 23 homers and 69 RBIs for the Orioles in 2012. His best...
According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, Mark Reynolds has signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians for $6 million.
This was also reported by the Baltimore Sun last night.
Should we be devastated? Not really. Reynolds seemed to be a good guy, play hard and played some very good first base after being moved from third; however, the Orioles didn’t seem to want him...
The Cleveland Indians have signed Mark Reynolds to a one-year deal worth $6mm, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports adds the the Indians will put Lonnie Chisenhall at the hot corner which would seem to eliminate them from pursuing Kevin Youkilis.
Reynolds found success after moving to first base from third this last season on the defensive side of the ball...
Some teams operate on parallel tracks. The Indians seem to be operating on divergent paths.
On one hand, they’re talking about trading players such as shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, right fielder Shin-Soo Choo and right-hander Justin Masterson.
On the other hand, they made a $44 million offer for free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino, and are now bidding competitively for...
This week at Winter Meetings, Ron Washington got a pop quiz.
“Four other members of your 1988 club are now current Major League managers, just like you. Can you name them?”
The Rangers skipper, approached with this informal test by MLB.com, thought for a moment. “Terry Francona,” he said. Francona, the new leader of the Indians, hit .311 in 62 games that season, primarily...
The market for corner infielders is developing quickly, now that free agent Mark Reynolds has reached an agreement with the Cleveland Indians on a new contract.
Reynolds' deal will be worth $6 million over one year, plus incentives, a major-league source confirmed to FOXSports.com.
Reynolds, 29, is coming off a season in which he posted a .763 OPS with 23 home runs in 135 games...
From the NY Daily News:
The Yankees could have an answer to their third-base problem shortly and the possibility it’ll be Kevin Youkilis may have gained steam Sunday night when Mark Reynolds reportedly agreed to a deal with the Indians.
Cleveland was viewed as the Yankees’ biggest competition for Youkilis. But CBSsports.com, which first reported Reynolds’ agreement and...
Ben Revere or Asdrubal Cabrera? According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Phillies were in talks to acquire Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera to play third base. They offered the Indians Vance Worley and a prospect (seemingly Trevor May), but Cleveland asked for a little more and the Phillies backed out. From Hoynes:
Before the start of the winter meetings...
The Gammonites claim Cleveland's signing of Mark Reynolds Sunday likely removes them from the Youktucky Derby, but I dunno. If we had signed Reynolds, it would have taken us out of the race. It would crush our Prime Directive of Yankee Austerity. I'm not sure the Indians feel the same pinch, and the idea of Reynolds in the batting order might make Youk more likely to sign...
How was your weekend? I bet you ordered a pizza, forced yourself to watch the Army-Navy game on Saturday, got drunk and struck out at the bar. Enter Irina Shayk. She had to remind the world how much better her life is than ours and spent Friday and Saturday catching some rays in Miami Beach.
Who’s got it better than Irina? We’ll tell you who…the guy who is walking hand in hand...