Former D'backs 3B Mark Reynolds non-tendered by Orioles

Lisa Blumenfeld

The Baltimore Orioles declined to offer former Diamondback Mark Reynolds a contract, sending the 29-year old into free agency.

Former Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds was not offered a contract by the Baltimore Orioles, reports Britt Ghiroli. Reynolds played first base for the Orioles, giving him some versatility as he enters free agency.

The Diamondbacks traded Reynolds to the Orioles in exchange for two right-handed pitchers, David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio. Hernandez made 72 relief appearances for Arizona in 2012, but Mickolio was released by the team following the 2011 season.

Baltimore declined Reynolds' $11 million club option, and as an arbitration-eligible player the club would have needed to offer him $9 million for another year. That didn't fit with their budget, and Reynolds is now eligible to negotiate with any franchise.

A return to Arizona isn't out of the question, given their offseason needs. Chris Johnson is slated to start at third next season, but the left side of the infield relies on something of a platoon approach and a presence with experience in Arizona might be valuable for the team.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.