Yanks Sign Reynolds...Brewers' Gomez to Have MRI 8/16/13
A person familiar with the deal says the New York Yankees have signed free-swinging corner infielder Mark Reynolds. Reynolds was released by the Cleveland Indians last week after a monthslong slump.
Reynolds will provide a right-handed bat to back up lefty swinging Lyle Overbay at first base and could spell Alex Rodriguez at third.
Reynolds batted .301 with eight homers in April, but just .187 since. He went .098 (5 for 51) with one RBI in July. Overall, Reynolds is hitting .215 with 15 homers and 48 RBIs.
In other baseball news:
- Brewers All-Star center fielder Carlos Gomez will have an MRI Friday. He sprained his knee making a leaping catch at the center field wall Thursday night.