2-Time 30+ Home Run Slugger Released Yet Again

Franmil Reyes' baseball journey has taken unexpected turns this season.

After signing a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals in mid-May, his struggles continued, leading to his recent release.

Despite his efforts, the 28-year-old outfielder couldn't secure a spot in the majors, with a .519 OPS and two home runs in 19 games during his time with the Kansas City Royals earlier in the season.

Reyes' challenges persisted even in the minors, as he grappled with a batting line of .217/.317/.392 over 167 plate appearances with Triple-A Rochester.

His absence from the team's games since early July raised concerns, ultimately resulting in his release from the Nationals.

Nevertheless, Reyes' prior MLB experience and potential for improvement might open doors for him to land a minor-league contract with another organization that sees value in his abilities.

Over his six-year career, Reyes holds a .249/.310/.464 triple-slash line, with 108 home runs, 285 RBIs, six stolen bases, and 237 runs scored across 548 games played. Photo Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports