The low-risk Greg Reynolds experiment lasted only one unproductive year for the Texas Rangers. Reynolds, a right-handed pitcher, signed a minor-league deal with Cincinnati.

Colorado selected Reynolds with the second overall choice in the 2006 draft, but he never met expectations. The Rangers took a flier on Reynolds, obtaining him from the Rockies last January for minor-league first baseman Chad Tracy.

Reynolds went 11-9 with a 5.30 ERA in 27 starts with Triple-A Round Rock and showed a remarkable inability to miss bats. He averaged only 3.81 strikeouts per nine innings.

In turn, the Tracy family had a tough year with the Rockies.

Chad Tracy had 50 extra-base hits but batted only .269 with Triple-A Colorado Springs and moved on to Kansas City as a minor-league free agent after the season. The Rockies fired his father, Jim Tracy, as manager after a 64-98 season.