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Mark Reynolds | First Baseman

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mark Reynolds (hand) doubled in one of his three at-bats in his return to the lineup Tuesday.
Reynolds missed a couple games with a bruised left hand, but he'll be fine. He's batting .230/.312/.395 with nine homers for the Cardinals this season. Jul 29 - 8:45 AM

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Mark Reynolds is not playing Monday for a second straight day due to a bruised left hand.

Reynolds was hit by a pitch during Saturday's game. He could be available to pinch-hit Monday, although he noted that he'd have to hold his bottom hand off the end of the bat because of how sore it is. Dan Johnson is at first base Monday.
Jul 27 - 8:39 PM

Mark Reynolds is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a routine day of rest for the veteran slugger. Xavier Scruggs will draw the start at first base in his absence and bat seventh against Aaron Harang and the Phillies.
Jun 20 - 3:59 PM

Matt Reynolds had a go-ahead two run single in Tuesday's win over the Twins.

His third-inning single off Kyle Gibson ended up being the difference in the ballgame. Reynolds is batting .259/.331/.405 with five home runs and 22 RBI over 57 games this season, but he's still striking out just as much as ever and has benefitted from an abnormally-high batting average on balls in play. The Cardinals figure to weigh their alternatives for first base in the coming weeks.
Jun 16 - 5:52 PM

Mark Reynolds had the only RBI in the Cardinals' win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

It was the second straight low-scoring affair between the two teams, with Reynolds' RBI single in the second inning plating the lone run in the game. Reynolds finished 1-for-3 in the contest. The veteran was performing well in a part-time role before Matt Adams' injury, and he's moved into an everyday gig with Adams sidelined. Reynolds is hitting .261/.325/.391 on the year.
Jun 2 - 11:23 PM

Mark Reynolds is starting at first base for the Cardinals on Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks.

He'll serve as the Cardinals' regular first baseman while Matt Adams recovers from a right quad strain -- an injury that could take over a month to fully heal. Reynolds is a frustratingly inconsistent hitter, but he still has good power at age 31 and should have mixed-league fantasy value for however long Adams is out.
May 27 - 4:04 PM

Mark Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Tuesday's lopsided win over the Mets.

Reynolds got the start at first base against left-hander Jon Niese, knocking two base hits to go with his third homer of the year. He's got 12 RBI and 10 runs scored on the year, batting .267/.337/.442 overall.
May 19 - 9:59 PM

Mark Reynolds went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in the Cardinals' win over the Indians on Tuesday.

Reynolds delivered the first blow of the game with a two-run single in the second inning, and he added two more singles in his next two at-bats. The utility player has found his way into the lineup with some regularity this year, starting 15 games and appearing in 27 total, and he's responded by hitting .258/.352/.435 with two homers, five doubles and 11 RBI. With his usage, he should be owned in NL-only leagues.
May 12 - 9:43 PM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-3 with a walk and a grand slam as the Cardinals narrowly defeated the Cubs on Monday.

The Cardinals were behind 5-0 before they even had a chance to bat, but Reynolds immediately brought them back into the game with a grand slam in the bottom half of the inning off of Travis Wood. It's only the second home run of the year for Reynolds, who has served as a pinch-hitter and occasional first baseman against left-handed starters. He's batting .216/.341/.459 on the year along with eight RBI.
May 4 - 11:55 PM

Mark Reynolds went 0-for-3 on Saturday and is in a 1-for-19 slump.

He's fanned 11 times during the slump. Overall, he's hitting .129 with two homers in 31 at-bats this spring. The Cardinals are certain to carry him on their bench, but he's not making much of a case to start over Matt Adams against left-handed pitching.
Mar 28 - 3:59 PM

Mark Reynolds hit a three-run homer off Bud Norris in Thursday's victory.

The homer came after he was hit on the right arm by a pitch in his first at-bat. The Cardinals aren't likely to commit to platooning Reynolds with Matt Adams at first base, but that's probably how it will work out in the end unless Adams does a better job of hitting lefties than he did last season (October excluded).
Mar 12 - 4:14 PM

Cardinals signed INF Mark Reynolds to a one-year, $2 million contract.

He'll get a chance to earn more through incentives. Reynolds isn't without his warts, as he hit just .196 last season and always piles up strikeouts by the truckload. However, he's also gone deep at least 20 times in seven consecutive seasons. He'll see the bulk of the at-bats at first base against left-handed pitching.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 09:24:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Cardinals have agreed to a deal with Mark Reynolds.

St. Louis wanted a right-handed compliment to left-handed first baseman Matt Adams, and Reynolds will apparently be that guy. Reynolds posted a dreadful .196/.287/.394 batting line in 2014 for the Brewers, but he's only 31 years old and has averaged 32 home runs for every 162 games over the course of his eight-year major league career. He can provide some pop off the bench.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 12:44:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals are interested in Mark Reynolds and Rickie Weeks.

He also lists John Mayberry, Kyle Blanks, Gaby Sanchez and Corey Hart as potential targets, though he hasn't been able to confirm interest in them as he has with Weeks and Reynolds. The Cards are looking for some right-handed thump off the bench, as well as a potential platoon partner for Matt Adams at first base. Reynolds would seem to be a better fit than Weeks in that regard, as Weeks has never played first base and likely should be able to find more playing time elsewhere.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 06:08:00 PM

Mark Reynolds hit his 19th home run in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

Reynolds took John Lackey deep, his fifth home run in his last nine games. It was his only hit in four at-bats. Reynolds is an all-or-nothing hitter, making him solely an NL-only option -- the first baseman is batting .211/.303/.428 overall this year.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Brandon Moss
2Mark Reynolds
3Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Jon Jay
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva