Huffpost Sports

Mark Reynolds, Yankees Reach Deal: Report

Posted: Updated:

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the New York Yankees have signed free-swinging corner infielder Mark Reynolds.

Reynolds was released by the Cleveland Indians last week after a monthslong slump.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the deal has not been announced. Reynolds will provide a right-handed bat to back up lefty swinging Lyle Overbay at first base and could spell Alex Rodriguez at third.

Reynolds batted .301 with eight homers in April, but just .187 since. He went .098 (5 for 51) with one RBI in July.

Overall, Reynolds is hitting .215 with 15 homers and 48 RBIs, and he has struck out 123 times. He's only hit two homers since May and none since June 28. first reported the deal.

Also on HuffPost:

2013 MLB Season Highlights
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Mark Reynolds, Yankees agree to deal, per report

Slugger Reynolds reaches deal with Yankees

New York Yankees Should Kick the Tires on Mark Reynolds

Would you trade Travis Hafner for Mark Reynolds?

Should The New York Yankees Try To Acquire Mark Reynolds?

From Our Partners