D’Backs Sign Reynolds To Three-Year Deal

The Diamondbacks officially signed third baseman Mark Reynolds to a three-year, $14.5MM deal today.  The deal includes a $1MM signing bonus, $500K this year, $5MM in 2011, $7.5MM in '12, and an $11MM club option for '13 with a $500K buyout.  Reynolds also received a limited no-trade clause.

Reynolds narrowly missed Super Two status, so 2011 would've been his first arbitration year.  This extension overwrites Reynolds' 2010 renewal, meaning the club option is on his last arbitration year.  The D'Backs get Reynolds' first two arbitration years at roughly $14MM, so the cost savings don't appear to be great.  Piecoro finds Reynolds comparable to Dan Uggla, who will receive $13.15MM for his first two arbitration years and is not on a multiyear deal.  The 26-year-old Reynolds broke out with a 44 home run campaign in 2009.

Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic first reported the agreement, and MLB.com's Steve Gilbert added details (via Twitter).

Mike Axisa contributed to this post.


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