While the back end of the Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen had a few question marks, their middle relief was relatively solid, especially Matt Reynolds who the team re-signed to a one year contract this morning.
Reynolds and the D’Backs opted to avoid arbitration by agreeing on the one year deal.
Per the Diamondbacks’ Twitter:
#Dbacks avoid arbitration and agree to one-year contract with club option for 2015 with LHP Matt Reynolds.
No terms were announced, though, given Reynolds’ aribtrational status it was likely a pretty fair deal for both sides.
It’s a bit of a unique situation considering Reynolds recently underwent Tommy John surgery and he may not play until 2015, thus, the inclusion of the team option to see how he progresses from his rehabilitation. It is possible that Reynolds could see some action come the end of the 2014 season, though, that’s yet to be determined.
In Reynolds’ 30 appearances, the southpaw posted a very impressive 1.98 ERA and assuming all goes well in his rehab, should be a intricial part of the D’Backs bullpen in 2015 thanks to that club option.