FILE – In this Aug. 15, 2015 file photo, St. Louis Cardinals’ Mark Reynolds (12) follows through with a three run home run against the Miami Marlins in the sixth inning of a baseball game, in St. Louis. A person familiar with the negotiations says first baseman Reynolds and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $2.6 million, one-year contract. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce, File)
By RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First baseman Mark Reynolds and the Colorado Rockies agreed to a $2.6 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said Thursday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced.
Reynolds hit .230 with 13 homers, 48 RBIs and 121 strikeouts in 382 at-bats for the St. Louis Cardinals this year. The 32-year-old, a nine-year big league veteran, set career highs in 2009 with Arizona when he had 44 homers, 102 RBIs and 223 strikeouts — a big league record.
A right-handed batter, Reynolds figures to compete for playing time with left-handed-hitting first baseman Ben Paulson. Reynolds also could back up third baseman Nolan Arenado.
The agreement was first reported by CBS.
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