Thursday, August 15, 2013

Jon Heyman of has reported that the Yankees have agreed to terms on a deal with power-hitting infielder Mark Reynolds. The terms of the deal are currently unknown, but it's presumably a one-year deal.

Reynolds was released by the Cleveland Indians on Monday after signing a one-year, $6 million deal earlier this year. In 384 plates appearances for the Indians, he hit .215 with 14 homeruns and 48 RBIs.

Reynolds will add some more much needed power from the right-side of the plate, and will also serve as a right-handed backup to Lyle Overbay, which is something that the Yankees have been looking to acquire for awhile now.

Reynolds, who played for the Baltimore Orioles last year, had four teams to choose from to sign with, and he decided to take his talents to the Bronx to play in the hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium.

A roster move hasn't been announced as to who Reynolds will replace on the Yankees 25-man roster, but if I had to guess, the recent call-up of David Huff might make Adam Warren an expendable piece, with Huff moving into the long-relief role.

Reynolds is expected to join the Yankees tomorrow in Boston for the start of a three-game weekend series against the Red Sox.


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