first_imgMark Reynolds is thrilled to be back in Colorado, but his free-agent experience apparently mirrored that of many other free agents this offseason.Reynolds said he didn’t hear anything for weeks about teams being interested in him throughout the offseason. According to The Athletic, Reynolds was playing golf a couple weeks ago when his agent called and told him not one, but four teams contacted him that day about signing him to a contract. Mark Reynolds, who just signed with the #Rockies a few days before camp, told a free-agent tale today I’ve heard a lot. Got no offers for weeks. Then was playing golf a couple of weeks ago, got a call from his agent and had 4 teams offering minor league deals on the same day.— Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) February 17, 2019Reynolds opted to sign with the Rockies, with whom he spent the 2016-17 seasons with. He signed a one-year deal with the Nationals last season and became a free agent again during the offseason.The minor-league contract with Colorado includes an invitation to work out with the team at spring training with an opportunity to potentially play second base. If added to the Rockies’ 40-man roster, Reynolds will receive a one-year contract for $1 million plus up to an additional $1 million in performance bonuses. Related News MLB hot stove: Khris Davis eyeing long-term deal with Athleticscenter_img The more likely scenario for Reynolds is serving as a backup to first baseman Daniel Murphy, who was also Reynolds’ teammate with the Nationals. Reynolds hit 13 home runs with a .803 OPS for the Nats in 206 at-bats last season.last_img read more