The Diamondbacks announced that they have unconditionally released left-hander Matt Reynolds.
Reynolds, 31, agreed to an arbitration-avoiding deal with Arizona back in November which gave him a $675K salary for 2016. He also could have added $25K to that sum with 55 appearances. The southpaw spent the bulk of 2015 in Triple-A Reno where he pitched to a 5.58 ERA with 7.7 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 across 50 innings. He also spent the last five weeks of the season with Arizona where he allowed seven earned runs while striking out 18 batters with seven walks across 13 2/3 innings.
Back in November, MLBTR’s Steve Adams identified Reynolds as a potential non-tender candidate. The D’Backs retained the reliever for less than his projected $800K arbitration salary, but his improved value apparently did not sell the team on keeping him. Reynolds is a client of agent John Shinn, as shown in the MLBTR Agency Database.