It’s not a bad gamble. He’ll only get $300K this year, with a $3 million mutual option for next year. (What’s the point of a mutual option, anyway?) On the other hand, the Astros out-and-out released him, his velocity is reportedly around the interstate highway speed limit, and Leo has enough crises on his hands without this.
Reynolds will join the Braves on Friday. I assume one of the young pitchers — probably Hodges, since he’s pitching tonight — will go down to make room.