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Report: Nationals sign Mark Reynolds

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The Nationals have signed first baseman Mark Reynolds, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. It’s a minor league deal, per Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post.

Reynolds, 34, went unsigned through the offseason and spring training as he was holding out for a major league deal. He spent last season with the Rockies, hitting .267/.352/.487 with 30 home runs and 97 RBI in 593 plate appearances. The numbers were flashy but he had significant home/road OPS of .978/.703, respectively.

The Nationals are spoken for at first base with Ryan Zimmerman and Matt Adams behind him, so it seems like Reynolds will serve as organizational depth for now.

Puig takes swing at Hundley, both ejected as benches clear

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took a swing at San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley and both players were ejected during a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning Tuesday night.

Puig swatted his bat in frustration after fouling off a pitch from Tony Watson, and Hundley said something to the mercurial slugger while still in his crouch. Puig turned around and walked toward Hundley, the catcher stood up, and they stood face to face and argued for a moment before Puig shoved Hundley twice.

That brought players out of the benches and bullpens. Puig and Hundley were momentarily separated, but Puig ducked around teammates, coaches and manager Dave Roberts before reaching back to hit Hundley. He smacked Hundley with an open hand across the front of his catcher’s mask.

The players were then separated again for good. After discussing with both managers, the umpires ejected both Puig and Hundley.

It was the fourth career ejection for Puig, who had also got into a skirmish with Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in 2014.