Trade rumors about Brian Reynolds, one of the best hitters for the Pittsburgh Pirates, are pouring in. At least five teams want him.
‘MLB.com’ quoted an article from ‘The Athletic’ on the 8th (Korean time) and said, “There is still interest in Reynolds. The Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Los Angeles Dodgers and Miami Marlins are participating. Additional teams may come out,” he said.
Reynolds first stepped on the big league stage in 2019, and played in a Pittsburgh uniform until last year. He posted a career batting average of 0.281 with 74 home runs and 239 RBIs with an OPS of 0.842. Last year, he showed a batting average of 0.262, 27 home runs, 62 RBIs, and 74 runs, and an OPS of 0.807, showing his appearance as a great shot.
Pittsburgh wanted to extend the contract with him, the center of the team, but the difference in salary between them was too great. As a result, Reynolds requested a trade, and many teams showed interest in him. 메이저사이트
Most of the teams that want Reynolds are win-now teams that need reinforcements in the outfield. Texas poured money into many acquisitions, but left a gap in left field. He has eyes on David Peralta and AJ Pollack, and has also shown interest in Reynolds.
The Yankees released Andrew Benintendi in free agency. Oswaldo Cabrera and Aaron Hicks remain, but it is true that they are inferior to Reynolds. The Yankees are also likely trade candidates.
The Dodgers are looking for a center fielder to replace Cody Bellinger, while Seattle is looking for an outfield player along with Julio Rodriguez and Teosca Hernandez. Miami acquired Avisail Garcia and Jorge Solaire last season, but their outfield production was the worst in the majors.
Reporter Ken Rosenthal said, “Pittsburgh will trade him before season opener. However, Pittsburgh measured a very high price, and they want compensation as much as the Juan Soto trade to the San Diego Padres last year.”