Mark Reynolds: Tampa Bay Rays Should Target Former Orioles First Baseman

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Mark Reynolds: Tampa Bay Rays Should Target Former Orioles First Baseman
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The Baltimore Orioles non-tendered infielder Mark Reynolds He will be an interesting possible target for the Tampa Bay Rays' vacancy at first base.

The Orioles announced that Reynolds, along with infielder Omar Quintanilla and right-handed pitcher Stu Pomeranz, would become free agents via their official Twitter account.

 

 

Brittany Ghiroli from mlb.com spoke with Reynolds and posted his reaction on her Twitter account.

 

 

Reynolds fits the mold of what has become the traditional Rays free-agent acquisition. He is a good defensive player coming off of a disappointing season, but has had enough past success to make the risk worth taking.

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In 2012, Reynolds finished with a .221 batting average with a .323 on-base percentage and 69 RBI. His 23 home runs were his fewest since his rookie season in 2007 when he only hit 17.

Although his stats may not jump off the page, it’s more production than the .197 batting average, .330 on-base percentage, 19 home runs, and 61 RBI that the Rays got from Carlos Pena in 2012.

If the price is right, he could be a good player for the Rays to sign.

 

Jamal Wilburg is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report.

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