Ken Davidoff of the New York Post says the Mets are contemplating signing Mark Reynolds to play the outfield.
However, Davidoff says his $7 million price tag may be too high.
Reynolds has played two games in the outfield in his Major League career.
In 135 games for the Orioles in 2012, Reynolds – who was non-tendered by Baltimore last week – hit .221 with 23 home runs and 69 RBI with 73 walks and 159 strikeouts in 135 games. He led the National League in strikeouts from 2008-2011 while with the Diamondbacks.
In his career at Citi Field, Reynolds has hit .281 with four home runs and seven RBI in 36 plate appearances.
Michael Baron, MetsBlog.com:Reynolds has prolific power, but he strikes out a ton. That’s not uncommon for one-dimensional hitters like Reynolds, who has a long and loopy swing. He is right-handed as well, which is something the Mets need. But he is a corner infielder by trade, and hasn’t played in the outfield since 2007 (and all of two games). With Lucas Duda already a butcher out there, I’d be very concerned about the outfield defense with Reynolds in one of the corner outfield spots.