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Indians designate Mark Reynolds for assignment

08/08/2013 12:45 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

After a hot start, Mark Reynolds had slumped badly for Cleveland of late.(AP)
The Cleveland Indians have designated infielder Mark Reynolds for assignment.

Reynolds, who turned 30 last Saturday, was signed to a one-year deal by Cleveland after posting a .221-23-69 line for the Orioles last season. He has an overall line of .215-15-48 in 99 games for the Indians this year, but cooled off considerably after a scorching April; he hit .301 with eight homers in April, but has hit just .187 with seven homers since (including an .098 mark in July) and hasn’t gone deep since June 28.

Cleveland now has 10 days to trade or release Reynolds or attempt to outright him to the Minors, although there may be several suitors given his power potential and the fact that is owed just under $2 million for the remainder of the season.

For the Indians, Lonnie Chisenhall will continue to man third base every day, and the team has recalled RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Columbus to replace Reynolds on the roster.

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