Published December 18, 2012
| Sports Network
Cleveland, OH – The Cleveland Indians signed infielder Mark Reynolds on Tuesday.
No terms were disclosed, but according to MLB.com, it is a $6 million deal for next season.
The 29-year-old hit just .221 with 23 home runs, 26 doubles and 69 RBI in 135 games for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012. Despite his low batting average, Reynolds shaved his strikeouts from an AL-high 196 in 2011 down to 159 last season.
Over six pro campaigns with the Diamondbacks and O's, Reynolds is a .235 hitter who has slugged 181 homers and drove in 501 runs over 853 games.
To make room for Reynolds on the roster, utilityman Russ Canzler was designated for assignment.