Reynolds, Yankees agree to deal
After being designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians last week, Mark Reynolds has agreed to a deal with the New York Yankees on Thursday.
Despite a strong start to his time in Cleveland, a lack of production had found Reynolds on the bench. Since April, he had hit just .187 including a horrendous July during which he hit .098 with only one RBI according to ESPN.
Reynolds gives the Yankees a right-handed power bat, which they needed, and an extra infielder to split time with Alex Rodriguez and possiblly Lyle Overbay, at first and third base respectively, says the Washington Post.
The 30-year-old Reynolds, hit 13 home runs during the course of April and May. If his power can return during the final stretch of the season, Reynolds could be a great asset to the Yankees lineup. The Yankees are currently 8.5 games behind the first-place Boston Red Sox in the American League East, and six games back in the AL Wild Card race.
This season Reynolds has batted .215 with 15 home runs and 48 RBIs, but he has struck out a total of 123 times.