Orioles add Reynolds from Arizona

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, Last Updated: 7:23 PM ET

BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles have acquired third baseman Mark Reynolds from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Orioles sent pitchers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio to the Diamondbacks for the slugger.

Reynolds belted 32 homers and drove in 85 runs while batting a dismal .198 in 145 games last season. He also topped 200 strikeouts for the third year in a row with 211.

"That's just something we don't have," O's manager Buck Showalter said of Reynolds' pure power. "And we were impressed by him improving [his] defense and the [work] the organization in Arizona had done with him."

The 27-year-old University of Virginia product has recorded 121 homers and 346 RBI over his four big league seasons, but has also fanned 767 times. He led the National League in strikeouts each of the last three years.

"We don't magically think that the strikeouts are going to be halved because he puts on the black and orange," Baltimore president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said. "But clearly the productivity that he brings to you is, in our view, worth a lot."

Hernandez, a 25-year-old right-hander, has a record of 12-18 with a 4.93 earned run average in 61 games, including 27 starts, in two seasons with the Orioles. He was 8-8 with a 4.31 ERA in 41 games, all but eight out of the bullpen, in 2010.

Mickolio, a 26-year-old righty, spent most of last season in the minors and appeared in just three games out of the bullpen with Baltimore. He has pitched in 23 games in relief for the Orioles over the past three seasons and has a record of 0-3 with a 4.32 ERA.


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