Breaking: Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star Outfielder Requests A Trade

His name has been circulating in trade rumors for a couple of years now, but the Pittsburgh Pirates have thus far refused to move him. But now, 2021 All-Star outfielder Bryan Reynolds has requested a trade, according to a breaking report.

MLB Insider Robert Murray says that sources familiar with the Pirates' situation have told him that Reynolds has requested to move on from the Steel City. According to Jon Heyman, this is due to extension talks being at an “impasse.”

A rumor last month had the Boston Red Sox trying to pry the 27-year-old loose, but to no avail at the time. 

The Pirates' reluctance to deal him to this point is likely due to the three years of team control they still have on the switch-hitter, who doesn't become a free agent until after the 2025 season. 

Expect a laundry list of teams to also enter the bidding for Reynolds, including the
Red Sox' AL East rivals the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees, both of whom are in need of an outfielder. 

Reynolds finished 2022 with 27 home runs and an .807 OPS. 

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