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03/18/2010 4:40 PM ET
Reynolds signs multiyear contract with D-backs
Team signs slugger to 3-year contract through 2012 with club option for 2013
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with third baseman Mark Reynolds through 2012 with a club option for the 2013 season, according to D-backs' Executive Vice President & General Manager Josh Byrnes. Consistent with team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The agreement buys out two of Reynolds' arbitration-eligible years (2011-12) and possibly a third season (2013) if the D-backs exercise the option year in the contract.

"Mark has established himself as one of our core players," Byrnes said. "He is one of the premier power hitters in the game, and he has also worked hard to become a valuable contributor with his defense and baserunning."

Reynolds established himself as one of the premier power hitters in the Major Leagues and set career marks last season with 155 games played, 578 at-bats, 98 runs scored, 150 hits, 30 doubles, 44 home runs, 102 RBI, 76 walks and a .543 slugging percentage while posting a career high-tying .349 on-base percentage. He also finished 20th in National League MVP voting and was named to The Sporting News' NL All-Star team. Reynolds joined Alex Rodriguez (2005, '07), Shawn Green (2001) and Alfonso Soriano (2006) as the only players in the last decade to accumulate 40-plus home runs and 20-plus steals in a season. Reynolds' 44 home runs were also the second-best single-season mark in D-backs history behind Luis Gonzalez's 57 homers in 2001.

Since making his Major League debut on May 16, 2007, Reynolds leads all NL third basemen with 89 home runs and is second with 261 RBI and 35 stolen bases, tied for second with 247 runs and 8 triples, third with 177 walks and fifth with a .839 OPS. His 89 career home runs rank third in Major League history by a third baseman in his first three seasons behind Eddie Mathews (112) and Bob Horner (91) and ahead of Troy Glaus (77) and David Wright (67). His 261 RBI rank fourth in the same time span behind Pinky Whitney (335), Mathews (296) and Willie Kamm (263) and ahead of Wright (258).

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