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Why the acquisition of slugger Franmil Reyes could be a good fit for the power-needy Chicago Cubs – The Denver Post

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Franmil Reyes’ stature made him easy to spot among his new Chicago Cubs teammates on a breezy, cool evening at Wrigley Field.

Reyes, listed at 6-foot-5, 265 pounds, stepped to home plate for his first batting practice after the Cubs claimed him off waivers from the Cleveland Guardians. Known for his prodigious power, Reyes made it look effortless Tuesday as he put on a show during BP.

Reyes, 27, fits what the Cubs need — a still-young, proven power hitter — and they have the next two months to see if he can get back on track. If the Cubs like what they see, they can retain Reyes until he reaches free agency after the 2024 season.

Reyes made a good first impression Tuesday in a 6-5 loss to the Washington Nationals, debuting as the designated hitter in the No. 5 spot in the order….

Tribune News Service

2022-08-09 21:38:19

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