Orioles acquire 3B Mark Reynolds from Arizona Diamondbacks

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.

A 16th round selection by the Diamondbacks out of the University of Virginia in 2004, the Virginia native has played in 563 of Arizona’s 608 games, including 526 at third base, since making his major league debut on May 16, 2007.

Hernandez, 25, went 8-8 with a 4.31 ERA in 41 games (eight starts) for the Orioles in 2010. A 16th round draft pick by Baltimore in 2005, he was 12-18 with a 4.93 ERA in 61 career games (27 starts) over the last two seasons. Mickolio, 26, was 0-3 with a 4.32 ERA in 23 games for the Orioles over the last three seasons.