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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Royals ink Franmil Reyes to minor league deal

Former Guardians slugger Franmil Reyes and the Royals agreed on a Minor League contract with an invite to big league camp on Wednesday, and Reyes will join position players in Arizona by the time full squad workouts start next week.

The deal has an opt-out at the end of the spring, a source told; if Reyes doesn’t make the team, he can sign anywhere else.

Still only 27 years old and under control for two years if he sticks on a big league roster, Reyes struggled in 2022 with the Guardians and Cubs but has had two 30-plus-homer seasons in his career. He mashed 37 dingers in 2019 in stops with San Diego and Cleveland and then hit 30 homers in ’21 for the Guardians with a career-best .846 OPS and 126 wRC+.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 16, 2023 at 06:02 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hombre Brotani Posted: February 16, 2023 at 07:39 PM (#6117521)
No way that guy is worth so little.
   2. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: February 16, 2023 at 07:52 PM (#6117524)
Attn: Walt :)

He was just so bad last year, and is so limited. But yeah, surprised he couldn't even get a major league minimum deal.
   3. Brian C Posted: February 16, 2023 at 07:53 PM (#6117525)
I dunno, I feel like guys who have to slug at a .500 clip just to be worth having in the lineup are not in demand like they were 10 years ago, especially when they can't consistently hit that .500 mark. Reyes has very mediocre on-base skills, can't hit for contact, can't run, and can't play defense ... unless he hits 35 homers, he's not helping anyone. And he's hardly a sure bet to hit 35 homers.
   4. The Duke Posted: February 16, 2023 at 08:01 PM (#6117527)
Zero risk deal for a guy with a lot of upside if he could figure it all out. I thought the cubs made a shrewd move getting him but he just never could put it together

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