Cubs Slugger Elects Free Agency

He had a horrible 2022 season.

Outfielder Franmil Reyes rejected an outright assignment by the Chicago Cubs and has elected free agency.
Reyes was claimed off waivers by the Cubs from the Cleveland Guardians in August but, obviously, the team was not impressed with what they saw and have opted to let him go.

The twenty-seven-year-old actually got off to a good start in his debut with the Cubs, but it didn't last long, as he ended up slashing a poor .234/.301/.389 over 193 plate appearances.

Because it would have cost them at least $5 million to keep Reyes in arbitration, the Cubs decided to let him go.

Reyes cranked 37 home runs in 2019 and 30 in 2021, so yes, he has power when he makes contact, however, that doesn't happen too often anymore, as Reyes ranked 201st out of 205 for strikeout rate in the 2022 season.

He won't fetch anything more than a minor-league contract from a team looking to revive his 2021 form.
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