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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2012, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Mark Reynolds hits a three-run home run during a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. A person familiar with the negotiations said on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, that the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent slugger Mark Reynolds. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)
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FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2012, file photo, Baltimore Orioles' Mark Reynolds hits a three-run home run during a baseball game against the New York Yankees in New York. A person familiar with the negotiations said on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, that the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent slugger Mark Reynolds. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement is pending a physical. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

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