The Miami Marlins may not just be selling this week, as the club is reportedly among several teams interested in free-agent corner infielder Mark Reynolds, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports:
the #marlins are among teams looking at mark reynolds. he'd be a better fit than yunel to bat behind @giancarlo818— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 4, 2012
The 29-year-old Reynolds was non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles last week, making the slugger a free agent. Reynolds bounced around between first, third and designated hitter for the O's in 2012, hitting .221/.335/.429 with 23 home runs in 135 games.
A three-true-outcomes player, Reynolds has always paired high strikeout numbers with massive power numbers and a pretty decent walk rate. The righty slugger hit fewer than 25 home runs this past season for the first time since his rookie season in 2007.
The Marlins have been on the lookout for a power bat for some time. While Reynolds is probably better suited for designated hitter than anywhere actually on the field, he could take over at third if Miami finds a trade partner for new acquisition Yunel Escobar.