The Nationals don’t have an obvious need at the major league level for Reynolds, with Ryan Zimmerman and Matt Adams to play first base. Zimmerman played in just one spring training game, but he and the Nationals have insisted he wasn’t dealing with an injury. Zimmerman was 4 for 36 (.111) in 12 games entering Thursday.
As a result, Reynolds figures to be a depth piece, though he has experience at positions besides first base. While he almost exclusively played first base in 2017, but has played third base for most of his career. He also has some experience in left field, right field, and second base.