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D-backs bring back Reynolds on one-year deal

Left-hander expected to miss most of 2014 after Tommy John surgery

LOS ANGELES -- The D-backs avoided salary arbitration with left-handed reliever Matt Reynolds on Tuesday.

Reynolds was signed to a one-year contract worth $550,000 next season and the team holds an option for 2015 for $600,000.

The D-backs acquired Reynolds last offseason from the Rockies, and he was outstanding for the first two months of 2013, posting a 1.98 ERA in 30 appearances with two saves, before straining his elbow.

Reynolds went on the disabled list on June 10 and there was hope he would be able to avoid Tommy John surgery and pitch again. But he had a setback in a rehab appearance in early September and was forced to undergo the surgery.

Reynolds is expected to miss most, if not all, of the 2014 season.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.
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