MLB News: Mark Reynolds signs with the New York Yankees

Former Cleveland Indians first baseman/third baseman Mark Reynolds has reportedly signed with the New York Yankees.

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that Reynolds chose the pinstripes over three other teams. Reynolds has hit 14 home runs against the Yankeees in 165 at-bats, the most vs any American League team. His 10 home runs against the Red Sox are his second best total against an AL club.

Reynolds provided a sub-par slash line of .215/.307/.373 with the Indians but had clubbed a team-leading 15 home runs. H e is expected to see regular time at first base for the injury-plagued Yankees while also filling in at third and in the designated hitter slot. Heyman also classifies Reynolds and “insurance” in the event that New York is forced to play without Alex Rodriguez who continues to be a lightning rod for performance-enhancing substance speculation.

The Indians designated Reynolds for assignment on August 8.

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  • You know, I thought Mark Reynolds came to Cleveland hoping to end up in pinstripes… perhaps this isn’t the path he had in mind, though.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    First Hafner then Huff now Reynolds.

  • matt underwood

    And Brent Lillibridge!!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    DOH my main man how could I forget the Legend that is Lillibridge.

    Btw Steve did ya see Soriano drive in 14 runs over 3 games last week? Yea, the Indians couldn’t have used him, you were right.

  • Steve

    Three good games, everything has changed for the 37 year old. He might even be able to get his season OBP back over .300. I still stand by my statement that he makes way too many outs, both at the plate and on the bases, and is indifferent at best in the field. But, sure, that guy can run into a few pitches and help you out.

    As long as we can go through daily Yankee updates like we did with Hafner in April. That was a lot of fun.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Keep tryin’ Stevie keep tryin’!!!

  • nj0

    Jayson Nix and Ben Francisco

  • nj0

    That was me! What can I say, I was pulling for the guy. I think he got a bad rap here.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I was doing the Hafner injury updates for my ‘lil buddy mgbode who was/is a huge Pronx fan. I heard he even has a Fathead of Hafner*.

    *if actually produced

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    We are to the Yankees as the Mariners are to us.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    How fitting Reynolds debuts with NY by hitting a three-run homerun verse the mighty BoSox!