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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.

Orioles set new MLB record with 259th home run allowed

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Update (9:04 PM EST): The game went into a rain delay with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning of a 2-2 tie, so the game isn’t official yet. Which means the Orioles aren’t yet the official record holders.

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A third-inning solo home run by Austin Meadows off of Asher Wojciechowski on Thurday night marked the 259th home run Orioles pitching has allowed this season, setting a new major league record, per MASN’s Roch Kubatko. The previous record was held by the 2016 Reds at 258. Willie Adames hit No. 260, a game-tying solo shot in the fifth inning. The Orioles will have 34 more games to add on to their record after tonight.

The Yankees have famously accounted for 61 of the 260 home runs (23.5%) against Orioles pitchers this season. The Red Sox are next at 28 followed by the Twins and Blue Jays at 23 each.

David Hess has accounted for the most home runs on the O’s staff, yielding 28 dingers. Dylan Bundy is next at 25 homers allowed.

The Orioles are not the only team that will pass the 2016 Reds. The Mariners are on pace to allow 275 home runs. The Yankees, 266. Phillies, 262. Angels, 259. Pretty amazing.