Yesterday, I told you about the artistic abilities of shortstop Didi Gregorius and today the Arizona Diamondbacks made some more news. Today, the team re-signed reliever Matt Reynolds to a one-year deal with an option year in 2015 to avoid arbitration.
The Diamondbacks acquired Matt Reynolds from the Colorado Rockies last offseason in exchange for infielder Ryan Wheeler. This season, Reynolds was a very important bullpen piece that kept the Diamondbacks in the race for the most part.
He would only appear in 30 games this season and had a record of 0-2 with a 1.98 ERA. Reynolds looked like he could have been an all-star until he was put on the disabled list June 10th with a strained elbow.
After that, Reynolds underwent Tommy John surgery on September 24th and the recovery for the surgery takes 12 months, so we won’t see him next season in uniform.
It would have been good to see Reynolds healthy going into next season because with the combination of him, J.J. Putz, Brad Ziegler, and Heath Bell, the Diamondbacks could of been in the conversation for the NL West crown. Even without Matt Reynolds, the Diamondbacks can still contend if they stay healthy and play consistent baseball for all 162 games.