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MLB Winter Meetings: Indians meet with agents for Mark Reynolds, according to report

Cleveland Indians officials met with Mark Reynolds' agent on Wednesday, as the Indians look for ways to add more offense in 2013.


As the Cleveland Indians continue to search for offense, Indians officials met with Mark Reynolds' agent on Wednesday, per Paul Hoynes.

Reynolds was non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles, making the boom-or-bust slugger a free agent. Reynolds hit .221/.335/.429 in 135 games for the Orioles in 2012, belting 23 home runs while driving in 69 runs.

Reynolds' major downfall in his career has been his strikeout rate. Reynolds struck out 159 times in 2012, a figure that represents 29.6% of all of Reynolds' plate appearances.

Fielding isn't Reynolds' strong suit, either, as Reynolds has been one of the league's worst defenders at third base, and is a below-average defensive first baseman. Cleveland is reportedly looking at Reynolds as a first baseman.

Still, Reynolds does provide a lot of power, and averaged 34 home runs per season over the last four years.

In addition to the Indians, Reynolds has drawn interest from the New York Yankees, Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays and Orioles.

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