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Mark Reynolds | First Baseman

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Mark Reynolds smacked a solo homer Friday against the Pirates.
Reynolds is off to a pretty good start with the Brewers, hitting .259 (7-for-27) with three home runs, six RBI, and two stolen bases through seven games. He also has a .355 on-base percentage. The high (for him) batting average won't last of course, but he has enough power to help in deeper mixed leagues. Fantasy owners will have to watch Ron Roenicke's lineup on a daily basis though, as Lyle Overbay is also getting playing time at first base. Apr 11 - 11:28 PM

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Mark Reynolds went 2-for-6 with a homer and four strikeouts Saturday against the Red Sox.

Reynolds got his first start against a righty tonight after making just one previous appearance versus a lefty this week. He probably needs to play more than Lyle Overbay if he's going to be effective at all -- his swing isn't suited for spot duty -- so we'll see what happens over these next few weeks.
Apr 5 - 11:44 PM

Mark Reynolds will start at first base Tuesday against the Braves.

Lyle Overbay started at first base on Opening Day against right-hander Julio Teheran, but Reynolds is in the lineup Tuesday with left-hander Alex Wood pitching for Atlanta. The 30-year-old isn't going to hit for average, but he could provide some cheap pop for fantasy owners in deeper formats.
Apr 1 - 3:18 PM

Brewers selected the contract of INF Mark Reynolds from Triple-A Nashville.

The 30-year-old slugger is expected to split time at first base with Lyle Overbay for the Brewers this season. He slashed .226/.328/.415 with a pair of homers and 11 RBI in Cactus League play, and could be worth a look in the final rounds of mixed league drafts if short on power.
Mar 29 - 8:51 AM

Mark Reynolds homered for the second time in as many days on Wednesday against the Mariners.

Reynolds hit a grand slam on Tuesday, then took Blake Beavan deep for a solo shot in the fourth inning on Wednesday. He also added a double, ending the day 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Reynolds can be streaky, and it looks like he's starting to heat up after a cold start to Cactus League action.
Mar 19 - 6:21 PM

Mark Reynolds doubled and hit a grand slam against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Reynolds was having an ugly spring training entering Tuesday afternoon's game, but broke out in a big way. He took Michael Kirkman deep for a grand slam in the sixth inning. It was reviewed, but ultimately held up. Reynolds should get at least a portion of the playing time at first base against left-handed pitchers.
Mar 18 - 6:21 PM

Brewers signed INF Mark Reynolds to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The deal was reported to be close late Thursday and is now official. Although he's not officially on the 40-man roster yet, Reynolds has been assured he's a virtual lock to make the Opening Day roster. Assuming he does, he'll earn $2 million with a possible $500,000 more available in incentives. At the very least, Reynolds will handle first base against lefties and is the favorite to receive the bulk of the at-bats at the position.
Jan 17 - 10:30 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mark Reynolds will get a minor league deal from the Brewers.

It's not clear at this point how much the contract will be for. Adam McCalvy of says Reynolds "must earn" his roster spot, but it would certainly be a surprise if he doesn't crack the Opening Day roster. At the very least, he should start at first base against left-handers. Reynolds' average in 2014 figures to be around the .220 mark it was last season, but his power will play well at Miller Park.
Jan 16 - 7:33 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers are "making a push" for Mark Reynolds and Reynolds is "leaning toward signing with them."

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal goes one step further, saying a deal is nearly done. It was previously reported that the Nationals, Rangers, Twins and Orioles were in on Reynolds, but evidently the Brewers have come in hard on him late. It's a fit, as they're looking for a first baseman and are apparently unwilling to meet the Mets' demands for Ike Davis. Reynolds batted just .220/.306/.393 in 2013, but he still managed to slug 21 home runs in 135 games and should have no trouble hitting at least that many again playing half his games at Miller Park.
Jan 16 - 6:48 PM

Mark Reynolds is currently weighing several offers and will likely make a decision by the end of the week, per Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.

It was previously reported that the Nationals, Rangers, Twins and Orioles were in on the slugger. The Orioles may be out with the signing of Tyler Colvin, and the 30-year-old will likely serve as a bench bat wherever he lands. It seems he'll snag a major league deal wherever he winds up.
Jan 15 - 7:03 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Nationals, Rangers, Twins and Orioles are in on Mark Reynolds.

The Yankees discussed re-signing him earlier this winter but were only willing to offer him a minor league contract. Reynolds batted just .220/.306/.393 in 2013, but he still managed to slug 21 home runs in 135 games and power is something that is always in high demand. The 30-year-old should find a major league deal soon.
Jan 13 - 2:29 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports that the Yankees will not re-sign Mark Reynolds.

There had been interest in a reunion, but Feinsand says the Yanks are only willing to offer Reynolds a minor league contract. The 30-year-old is coming off a season where he batted just .220/.306/.393, but he'll be able to get a major league deal from someone. The Twins, Brewers, Angels and Rays, among others, showed interest in Reynolds earlier this offseason.
Jan 12 - 8:44 AM

There is mutual interest between the Yankees and free agent Mark Reynolds, but "as far as a deal there is nothing even remotely close," according to the Wall Street Journal's Dan Barbarisi.

A reunion with Reynolds would buy New York insurance at third base with Alex Rodriguez's status up in the air. Reynolds has also received interest from the Twins, Brewers, Angels and Rays this winter. The free-swinging 30-year-old hit .220/.306/.393 with 21 homers over 504 plate appearances this year.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 03:36:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are interested in bringing back Mark Reynolds.

Reynolds would offer some protection at third base with Alex Rodriguez's status up in the air and could also start some at DH against left-handers. The 30-year-old is also receiving interest from the Twins, Brewers, Angels and Rays, among others, after batting .220/.306/.393 with 21 homers for the Indians and Yankees last season.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 03:58:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rays have expressed interest in free agent Mark Reynolds.

Heyman says Tampa Bay is "casting a wide net" in its search for an inexpensive power bat. Reynolds, 30, hit .220/.306/.393 with 21 homers and 67 RBI in 504 plate appearances between the Indians and Yankees in 2013. He would start at first base for the Rays.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 08:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Lyle Overbay
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
3Elian Herrera
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Jeff Bianchi
LF1Khris Davis
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Logan Schafer
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Marco Estrada
5Wily Peralta
Relief Pitcher
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jim Henderson
3Brandon Kintzler
4Tom Gorzelanny
5Tyler Thornburg
6Will Smith
7Wei-Chung Wang
8Zach Duke
9Rob Wooten