Mark Reynolds can play multiple positions and hit for power, but the $11 million the Baltimore Orioles would owe him could make him trade bait or, more likely, a free agent.
Mark Reynolds finished the final guaranteed year of his three-year contract and would make $11 million next season, but the year is a club option and his $500,000 buyout means there is a good chance he will become a free agent.
Reynolds has not had an impressive season by any standards. He currently has 20 home runs and 58 RBI with a .235 batting average. The Orioles could probably find a more capable player for the money Reynolds would make.
What Reynolds does have to offer, though, is his potential to hit home runs and his ability to play multiple positions. Reynolds had hit over 30 home runs each of the last three seasons, and the 29-year-old veteran can play first base, third base or be the DH.
So who would want a versatile, power-hitting veteran that cannot hit for average and would likely demand $8 million-$10 million?