(WNFL) - The Milwaukee Brewers may have found their new first baseman. The team announced this morning that it signed veteran Mark Reynolds to a minor-league contract, with a good chance of making the Brewers' roster at Spring Training. C-B-S Sports said the 30-year-old Reynolds will get two-million dollars -- and he could get another half-million in performance bonuses if he makes the Milwaukee roster. The Brewers have been looking for a more solid first baseman ever since Corey Hart missed all of last season with injuries to both his knees. A parade of possible replacements didn't pan out last season, although Juan Francisco remains on the Milwaukee roster -- and catcher Jonathan Lucroy showed some potential at first. After the season, Hart left for Seattle -- still leaving the Brewers in need of a viable option at first. Reynolds batted .220 with Cleveland and the New York Yankees last season with 21 homers and 67 R-B-I's. Like Francisco, Reynolds has a tendency of providing either the "big hit" or a strikeout. He set a Major League record by fanning 223 times with Arizona in 2009. Reynolds also hit 44 homers that year with 102 R-B-I's.
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