Reynolds announced Thursday in an appearance on Mad Dog Sports Radio on SiriusXM that he has retired from professional baseball.
When asked by radio host Steve Torre whether he was looking to sign with a club while the MLB season remains on a hiatus, Reynolds admitted that he decided to end to his 13-year MLB career after submitting a career-low .601 OPS in 78 games with Colorado in 2019. The 36-year-old Reynolds spent time in the majors with the Diamondbacks, Orioles, Indians, Yankees, Brewers, Cardinals, Rockies and Nationals during his career, slugging 298 home runs while leading the league in strikeouts four times.
Reynolds was officially released by the Rockies on Sunday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Reynolds was designated for assignment by the team last weekend after garnering only 13 at-bats through the first three weeks of July. The 35-year-old closes his 2019 tenure in Colorado with a .170/.290/.311 slash line and four home runs in 162 plate appearances.
Reynolds was designated for assignment Sunday.
Reynolds had been playing only sparingly in July, drawing just two starts in 14 contests. His performance also didn't help his cause as he was hitting .170/.290/.311 across 162 plate appearances for the season.
Reynolds started at first base and went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Dodgers.
According to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, Reynolds is back on the bench for Sunday's series finale, so he'll finish June having made just six starts. The lack of consistent at-bats seems to have had a negative effect on Reynolds, who is 3-for-38 with 15 strikeouts dating back to May 18.
Reynolds is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Reynolds saw a streak of five consecutive starts come to an end Saturday when the Rockies finally faced a right-handed starting pitcher (Aaron Nola). That ended a stretch of seven consecutive matchups versus lefties, which had resulted in Daniel Murphy collecting dust on the bench. With Murphy now at first base for the second day in a row, Reynolds still looks like nothing more than a short-side platoon player for the Rockies.
Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, a double and three RBI in a 12-11 victory for the Rockies over the Giants on Thursday.
Reynolds made the most of his first start in three games in this contest, clubbing his fourth homer of the season in the first inning off Derek Holland before later adding a two-run double. The veteran is slashing .194/.325/.418 over 67 at-bats in part-time duty for the Rockies so far this season.
Reynolds is in the lineup, batting cleanup and playing first base against the Diamondbacks on Friday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Daniel Murphy is sitting with back tightness, so Reynolds finds himself in the lineup for a second straight day after knocking in three runs in the Rockies' victory Thursday. Murphy's issue doesn't sound serious, but Reynolds could pick up some more at-bats if he does wind up needing any more time off.
Reynolds went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Colorado's 11-6 win over the Brewers on Thursday.
Hitting in the sixth spot in the order, Reynolds carried the Rockies offense to a fast start with a three-run double in the first inning off Freddy Peralta. The 35-year-old hasn't done much in part-time duty so far this season, as this was his first hit since April 22 and he's hitting .193/.333/.386 in his 57 at-bats.
Reynolds will start at first base and bat fifth Saturday against the Phillies, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
After a stretch of four consecutive starts, Reynolds returned to a bench role for the first two games of the series with Philadelphia. Now that Ryan McMahon is back from the injured list, Reynolds' opportunities will likely be more limited, but there will be a spot in the lineup for him Saturday with Nolan Arenado receiving a rare rest day.
Reynolds is in the lineup, playing first base and hitting fifth against the Giants on Thursday.
Reynolds has sat to start the last two games, making one pinch-hit appearance, but he will slot back in for this tilt with San Francisco. The veteran is 4-for-18 with one home run and three RBI to start the season.
Reynolds remains on the bench Friday against the Dodgers.
Reynolds appears to be clearly behind Ryan McMahon (who starts at first base Friday) and Garrett Hampson in the battle for playing time created by Daniel Murphy's broken finger. Expect Reynolds to start over McMahon against lefties, but the younger duo will get most of the at-bats against righties.
Reynolds is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
Since Daniel Murphy fractured his finger Friday, Reynolds hasn't been able to take advantage of the playing time that opened up at first base. He has recorded two hits while striking out in five of his 10 at-bats this season and could see his opportunities level off once the Rockies resume National League play Friday versus the Dodgers.
Reynolds is in the lineup hitting eighth for Monday's game against the Rays, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Reynolds was out of action for Colorado's last two games, but he'll slot in as the DH for this interleague contest in Tampa Bay. The veteran slashed .248/.328/.476 in 86 games for the Nationals last season, and he could find himself with more at-bats than initially anticipated to start the year with Daniel Murphy (finger) on the 10-day injured list.
Reynolds had his contract selected by the Rockies on Tuesday.
This was expected. Reynolds is slated to open the season as Daniel Murphy's backup at first base while also offering a right-handed bat off the bench. The veteran slugger hit .248/.328/.476 with 13 homers in 86 games (235 plate appearances) last season.
Manager Bud Black said Saturday that Reynolds will be on the Rockies' Opening Day roster, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Reynolds joined the Rockies on a minor-league deal this offseason and was in camp as a non-roster invitee, but him making the roster was to be expected. The 35-year-old will begin the season as the backup to Daniel Murphy at first base while also being a pinch-hit option off the bench.
Reynolds is projected to crack the Rockies' Opening Day roster, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
Though Reynolds is attending camp as a non-roster invitee, Groke notes that the veteran "will almost certainly make the team" as the backup to everyday first baseman Daniel Murphy and a pinch-hitting threat off the bench. Assuming Groke's prediction holds true, Reynolds will essentially fill the role held in the second half of last season by Matt Holliday, who wasn't re-signed after becoming a free agent this winter.
Updating a previous report, Reynolds isn't slated to see any usage at second base during spring training, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Saunders retracted his report from Sunday indicating that Reynolds would pick up reps at the keystone during camp, with Saunders noting that he misconstrued manager Bud Black's comments on the matter. Instead, Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon and Brendan Rodgers will get most of the work at second base as the Rockies look to replace DJ LeMahieu, per Saunders. Reynolds will still aim to secure a reserve gig on the Rockies' Opening Day roster, though in his familiar corner-infield spots.
Manager Bud Black said that Reynolds may work out some at second base, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
The veteran slugger has spent nearly his entire big-league career at either first or third base. However, it seems the Rockies are willing to see what he can offer at the keystone with a completely open competition at the position heading into spring training. Reynolds has seven appearances at second base to his name in the majors, but he'll need to produce enough with the bat to warrant a spot on the active roster. Garrett Hampson, Ryan McMahon and Pat Valaika also figure to be vying for the starting second base role.
Reynolds agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
Reynolds spent most of the 2018 campaign with the Nationals, slashing .248/.328/.476 with 13 homers and 40 RBI in 235 plate appearances (86 games). The veteran slugger is set to return to Colorado, where he hit a solid .274/.354/.471 with 44 homers in 2016 and 2017. Reynolds will compete for a bench role.
Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a home run, a single and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Cubs.
Reynolds gave the Nationals a 3-2 lead with his two-run shot in the fourth inning, but they weren't able to hold the lead against the Cubs on Thursday night. Reynolds doesn't draw regular playing time, but he does have multiple hits in his last two starts. He now has a .268 average with 13 HR and 38 RBI over 192 plate appearances in 2018.
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