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Mark Reynolds Turns Down Yanks’ Offer, Inks Minor-League Deal With Brewers

Mark Reynolds (Photo by Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

Mark Reynolds (Photo by Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

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MILWAUKEE (CBSNewYork/AP) — Infielder Mark Reynolds has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Reynolds would get a $2 million salary if added to the 40-man major league roster, and he can terminate the agreement announced Friday if he is not put on the big league roster by March 24.

If he makes the major league team, Reynolds could earn $600,000 in performance bonuses: $125,000 each for 200, 300, 400 and 500 plate appearances. There are additional award bonuses.

The Yankees offered Reynolds a minor-league deal as well, according to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti.

Reynolds is a .233 hitter with 202 homers, 568 RBIs, 459 walks and 1,276 strikeouts. He hit .220 last season with 21 homers and 67 RBIs for Cleveland and the Yankees.

The 30-year-old Reynolds can play first or third base. His most recent at-bat in the majors drew some attention: He hit a go-ahead home run in the 14th inning at Houston last September in the final game in uniform for Yankees teammates Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte.

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