GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Mark Reynolds shrugged it off as just another spring training at-bat.
But his manager wasn't shrugging off anything.
"It was fun to watch," Terry Francona said Saturday before the Cleveland Indians headed to Peoria to play Seattle. "I'll take that anytime."
As in, anytime is a good time to hit a 500-foot home run that cleared a scoreboard of unspecified dimensions in left field.
Reynolds took a high fast-ball on a 1-0 count and drove it over the scoreboard in left. Exact distance of the blast was not available, but the scoreboard starts 25 feet above field level, at the top of the hill in the outfield built for spectators. It then goes up perhaps 40 feet. Reynolds' home run -- dare it be called a prodigious blast -- easily cleared the right side of the scoreboard.
The team's official web site called it a "moonshot."
Nick Swisher called it a "freaking bomb."
Vinnie Pestano posted to Twitter: "That's not gonna get old at any point this year reynolds."