Mark Reynolds traded to the Orioles for David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio

Per Dan Connolly, the deal is done. Mark Reynolds is now an Oriole, traded to Baltimore for relief pitchers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio. That solves the 3B problem for next year (and possibly through 2013) and gives Josh Bell the time he needs to mature in AAA.

Thoughts on the return for Arizona? I haven't had much time to process it, so expect more from me later. But it's definitely preferable to Chris Tillman. Mickolio has had his troubles but both he and Hernandez are young power arms, so it does make me think twice.

Mark Reynolds career stats:

2007 23 ARI 111 414 366 102 20 4 17 37 129 .279 .349 .495 .843
2008 24 ARI 152 613 539 129 28 3 28 64 204 .239 .320 .458 .779
2009 25 ARI 155 662 578 150 30 1 44 76 223 .260 .349 .543 .892
2010 26 ARI 145 596 499 99 17 2 32 83 211 .198 .320 .433 .753
4 Seasons 563 2285 1982 480 95 10 121 260 767 .242 .334 .483 .817
162 Game Avg. 162 657 570 138 27 3 35 75 221 .242 .334 .483 .817
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 12/6/2010.

Update, 12:52 PM: A quote from David Hernandez, from Orioles Insider:

"I'll have a chance to play closer to home, but I always thought I'd be in Baltimore for years to come. It just didn't work out that way. I'll miss all the friends I made there, the guys in the clubhouse. The organization did some good things for me. I thought I was part of the future there, but somebody has to go to make improvements. You can't keep everybody. I'm not bitter at all. I appreciate the organization and the city and there's always a chance I can go back."

Update, 3:19 PM: The Orioles have officially announced the trade via press release. Here is part of it:

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired 3B MARK REYNOLDS and a player to be named later or cash from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for RHP DAVID HERNANDEZ and RHP KAM MICKOLIO.

Reynolds, 27, has hit at least 28 home runs, driven in 85 runs and appeared in 145 games in each of the last three seasons, including a career-high 44 home runs and 102 RBI in 2009. Reynolds has homered an average of once every 16.4 at-bats in his four-year major league career, a total of 121 times in 1,982 at-bats.

Reynolds has also increased his walk total in each of his four major league seasons, from 37 in 2007 to 83 last year. The right-handed hitter owns a career .380 on-base percentage and .528 slugging percentage against left-handed pitching.

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