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Mark Reynolds | First Baseman | #12

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Virginia
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 16 (0) / ARZ
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Nationals signed 1B Mark Reynolds to a minor league contract.
Reynolds slugged 30 homers for the Rockies last year but his stats were obviously inflated by the hitter-friendly conditions at Coors Field. The 34-year-old's power is undeniable, but he's struck out in over 35 percent of his career at-bats and has always been a defensive liability. He'll likely begin his Nats tenure with Triple-A Syracuse. Apr 12 - 8:10 PM

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According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Rockies "remain in contact" with free agent Mark Reynolds.

Of course they do. Despite Ryan McMahon having a strong spring and the pedigree of being a top prospect, the team just can't seem to quit the replacement-level Reynolds. He did hit 30 homers with 97 RBI for the Rox in 2017, and any Rockies player is worth considering for fantasy purposes given their home park, but it would be nice to see the team give McMahon a chance to hold it down at first base this year.
Mar 3 - 7:09 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick is hearing that Mark Reynolds "is still a potential fit" with the Rockies.

At the moment the Rockies have youngster Ryan McMahon penciled in at first base, but they could ultimately decide to bring Reynolds back. The 34-year-old had to settle for a minor league contract last winter but is holding out for a guaranteed deal this time around after he slugged 30 homers in 2017. It's an understandable stance from Reynolds, but with plenty of other first base options on the market he might not get what he wants.
Feb 9 - 12:24 PM

Mark Reynolds told Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post that he is open to returning to the Rockies, but only on a guaranteed major league deal.

Reynolds signed a non-guaranteed minor league contract with the Rockies last winter and went on to tally 30 home runs and 97 RBI in 148 games. "I think I proved last year that I can produce and help a team," Reynolds said Tuesday. "I am looking to sign a major-league deal. … Things are different this year." The veteran free agent would be a nice complement to young Rockies first base prospect Ryan McMahon in 2018, but Colorado's front office might continue to slow-play this one. Reynolds' poor offensive splits away from Coors Field greatly limit his appeal to other teams with less-hitter-friendly home environments.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 16 - 8:01 PM

Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports the Royals have expressed interest in free agent Mark Reynolds.

Cotillo says the Rockies remain a "strong contender" to re-sign Reynolds, but Kansas City is viewing him as a good fallback plan if Eric Hosmer walks. There are also some other teams involved beyond the Rockies and Royals. Reynolds tallied 30 home runs and 97 RBI in 148 games this past season with Colorado, though he had a .977 OPS at Coors Field and a .703 OPS everywhere else. The veteran first baseman turns 35 years old late next summer.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 08:52:00 AM

The Rockies remain interested in free agent first baseman Mark Reynolds, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The Rockies are also interested in Carlos Santana, so they could be viewing Reynolds as a fallback. The 34-year-old Reynolds thrived with Colorado this past season, batting .267/.352/.487 with 30 homers and 97 RBI over 148 games. He had a .977 OPS at Coors Field compared to a .703 OPS on the road.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 09:36:00 AM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Rockies topped the Padres on Sunday.

Reynolds plated the game's first run with an RBI single in the first inning, then capped off the scoring with an RBI double in the ninth. He's hitting .268/.351/.489 with 29 homers and 95 RBI in what has been a very impressive campaign.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 08:03:00 PM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-3 as the Rockies were shut out by the Padres on Thursday night in San Diego.

As a team, the Rockies totaled just seven hits (all singles), with Reynolds and Nolan Arenado each accounting for two. The veteran first baseman has had a resurgent year for the Rockies, slashing .268/.352/.489 with 29 homers and 93 RBI.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 12:59:00 AM

Mark Reynolds slugged a grand slam in the Rockies' defeat of the Dodgers on Sunday.

Reynolds did the deed against Dodgers pitching prospect Walker Buehler in the top of the eighth inning. It was the only hit of the afternoon for Reynolds, who's batting .270/.358/.500 with 29 home runs and 93 RBI in 133 games this season.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 07:41:00 PM

Mark Reynolds is not in the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Tigers.

Ian Desmond will play first base and bat fifth against Detroit starter Justin Verlander. It's a normal day off for Reynolds, who boasts an .870 OPS with 28 home runs and 87 RBI in 125 games this year.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Mark Reynolds clubbed his 28th home run of the season as the Rockies topped the Braves 3-0 on Sunday.

He victimized A.J. Minter for the two-run blast in the sixth inning. Reynolds finished the afternoon 1-for-3 plus a walk. He's enjoying his finest season since 2011, slashing .277/.365/.517 with 28 homers and 87 RBI.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 05:10:00 PM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a double Friday versus the Braves.

Reynolds has shown some signs of life in recent days with four homers in his last 10 games. He’s up to 27 homers on the year, his highest since 2011. He also has his most RBI (84) since 2011.
Sat, Aug 26, 2017 01:20:00 AM

Mark Reynolds is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Thursday in Kansas City.

Pat Valaika will start at first base and hit sixth against Royals right-hander Jake Junis. It's a normal day of rest for Reynolds, who has tallied 26 home runs and 84 RBI in 119 games this season for Colorado.
Thu, Aug 24, 2017 11:54:00 AM

Mark Reynolds clubbed his 26th home run of the season as the Rockies fell to the Brewers on Sunday afternoon in Colorado.

Reynolds got the Rockies on the board with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, then tagged Anthony Swarzak for the solo shot in the eighth, trimming the Rockies' deficit to 6-2. Reynolds then chipped in an RBI single during a two-run rally in the ninth, finishing the night 2-for-4. The 34-year-old slugger has had a terrific season for the Rockies, slashing .280/.367/.513 with 26 homers and 84 RBI. Both the home run and RBI totals have eclipsed anything that he has done since the 2011 campaign.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 07:17:00 PM

Mark Reynolds is getting the day off Thursday.

Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a home run and four total RBI in Wednesday night's blowout victory over the Braves, but Ryan McMahon will get the start at first base in Thursday's matinee.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 12:24:00 PM

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