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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
College: Virginia
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Mark Reynolds hit a two-run home run in his only at-bat as the Cardinals beat the Pirates 3-0 on Monday.
Reynolds entered the game as part of a defensive shakeup in the eighth inning, with Stephen Piscotty having left in the seventh due to a serious collision with Peter Bourjos in the outfield. The score was 0-0 entering the ninth, but the Cardinals had taken a 1-0 lead and Reynolds added on with a two-run blast off of Mark Melancon. The slugger's numbers are pedestrian, as he's hitting .236/.323/.410 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI on the year. Sep 28 - 10:54 PM

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Mark Reynolds (wrist) singled in his lone at-bat as a pinch hitter during Friday's loss to the Pirates.

It's the first time that Reynolds has returned to action since leaving Tuesday's game after getting hit by a pitch. He should be able to rejoin the starting lineup any day now.
Sep 5 - 8:26 AM

X-rays on Mark Reynolds' right wrist came back negative.

Reynolds was hit by a pitch in the third inning with the bases loaded to force in a run. He initially stayed in but eventually was pulled. He merely has a bruise, though, and is day-to-day.
Sep 1 - 10:26 PM

Mark Reynolds finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI in Saturday's defeat of the Marlins.

Reynolds doubled and scored in the bottom of the first inning and then put the game out of reach with a three-run shot in the bottom of the sixth. The veteran first baseman is slashing .234/.310/.402 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 100 games this season for the Cardinals. It looks like he'll miss a ninth straight 20-homer campaign.
Aug 15 - 9:50 PM

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

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

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C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Anthony Garcia
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
3Jon Jay
4Peter Bourjos
RF1Stephen Piscotty
2Charlie Tilson
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S1Adam Wainwright
2Carlos Martinez
3Michael Wacha
4Lance Lynn
5Jaime Garcia
6John Lackey
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Jordan Walden
4Seth Maness
5Steve Cishek
6Sam Tuivailala
7Miguel Socolovich
8Mitch Harris
9Dean Kiekhefer
10Juan Gonzalez