The Orioles appear unlikely to tender Mark Reynolds a contract by Friday night's deadline, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Reynolds was the club's starting first baseman in 2012 and excelled defensively once he made the switch from third base.
The expectation is that Reynolds would make $9 million in arbitration. Even if the Orioles non-tender him, Baltimore will likely attempt to re-sign him at a reduced rate. However, if he hits the open market there will undoubtedly be suitors that will cloud his future with the Orioles.