Mark Reynolds, veteran corner infielder who spent time with eight major league teams, announced his retirement today.
The 36 year old Reynolds was a 16th round draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2004, and made his debut for Arizona in 2007, having a solid rookie campaign where he slashed .279/.349/.495 while playing primarily third base. From 2008-10 Reynolds was the regular third baseman for the D-Backs, and while he had a strong 2009 season, slashing .260/.349/.543 and putting up a 3.3 bWAR, he had a 0.5 bWAR in 2008 and 0.4 bWAR in 2010, primarily due to his contact issues and defensive limitations.
Arizona traded Reynolds to the Baltimore Orioles after the season, and he spent the next two seasons playing third base and first base for Baltimore, slashing .221/.328/.458 in 290 games. Reynolds bounced around after that, spending time with the Cleveland Indians, the New York Yankees, the Milwaukee Brewers, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Colorado Rockies and the Washington Nationals from 2013-19. Reynolds was released by the Rockies in July, 2019, and he had been a free agent since that time.
Reynolds is best known for racking up huge strikeout numbers — he led the majors in Ks in 2008, 2009 and 2010, and the 223 strikeouts he totaled in 2009 is still a single season record. Reynolds also is tied for 6th in single season strikeouts, with 211 in 2010, has sole possession of the 13th spot, with 204 in 2008, and is tied with Joey Gallo for 20th, with 196 (which he did in 2011, and Gallo did in 2017).
Reynolds finishes his career with a .236/.328/.453 slash line, a 6.8 career bWAR, and a 10.7 fWAR.