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O’s slugger Reynolds looking reduce strikeouts

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SARASOTA, Fla. — Three straight record-breaking seasons with more than 200 strikeouts is enough for Mark Reynolds.

A rigorous offseason of workouts in the weight room and on the track, combined with an adjustment in his swing and a renewed resolve to be more disciplined at the plate, has Reynolds confident he can cut down on all those Ks.

But not by much.

Reynolds says he's looking to reduce his strikeouts to 180 this season, his first as a member of the Baltimore Orioles.

Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail obtained Reynolds in December in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks because the third baseman hit 28 homers in 2008, 44 in 2009 and 32 last season.

But he also made history with the frequency in which he fanned. He had 204 strikeouts in 2008, 223 in 2009 and 211 last year.