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Rockies sign high-strikeout slugger Mark Reynolds for $2.6 million

Mark Reynolds, Jose Oquendo

St. Louis Cardinals’ Mark Reynolds (12) heads for home plate after slapping hands with third base coach Jose Oquendo after Reynolds hit a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)


First baseman/third baseman Mark Reynolds, who spent 2015 as a part-time player for the Cardinals, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Rockies.

Jon Heyman of reports that the contract is worth $2.6 million plus incentives and Coors Field is a nice place for the 32-year-0ld Reynolds to try to get his career back on track given that his primary skill is power.

Low batting averages and high strikeout totals have kept Reynolds from topping a .750 OPS since 2012, but he’s still managed 20 homers per 150 games during that time and has an overall skill set that should benefit from high altitude.

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