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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||214.00||11.00||.215||30.00||28.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pittsburgh||5||1||0|| .200|| .200|| .200|
|vs Fiers (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||25||6||1|| .321|| .480|| .240|
|12/18/2014||Mark Reynolds, 1B STL|
Carlos Quentin, LF SEA
Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS
|Jimmy Rollins, SS LAD|
Justin Morneau, 1B COL
Yovani Gallardo, SP TEX
|12/17/2014||Gerrit Cole, SP PIT|
Zack Wheeler, SP NYM
|Mark Reynolds, 1B STL|
Yasmani Grandal, C LAD
Santiago Casilla, RP SF
Carlos Quentin, LF SEA
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
|12/17/2014||Odrisamer Despaigne, RP SD||Mark Reynolds, 1B STL|
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinal rest Matt Adams, Jason Heyward vs. LHP Francisco Liriano
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/2/15) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams and outfielder Jason Heyward received the day off Saturday against Francisco Liriano and the Pirates, per the team's official website.
Adams is hitting .208 (5 for 24) with a double, a triple and three strikeouts this season against left-handers. Adams is slashing .192.241/.256 with no home runs and no RBI this season. Mark Reynolds took his place and was slotted in the No. 5 hole in the lineup.
Heyward is a .263 hitter against southpaws this season. He is slashing .212/.272/.341 with two homers and four RBI over 92 plate appearances. Jon Jay will be moved to right field and will bat leadoff for the Cardinals.
St. Louis is considered a slight underdog (+100) at home against Pittsburgh, per VegasInsider.com.
Cardinals' Yadier Molina returns to the lineup, Jason Heyward out
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/27/15) Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will return to the starting lineup Monday against the Phillies after missing two games with a knee injury, the team announced.
Molina, who is hitting .294 with eight RBI in 51 at-bats, was replaced by Tony Cruz for the last two days while Molina recovered. He will bat sixth.
Outfielder Jason Heyward is out of the lineup Monday after picking up a hamstring injury in Sunday's game. Mark Reynolds will take his place and bat fifth. Jhonny Peralta will slide up to Heyward's regular two spot in the batting order.
The Cardinals are currently the favorites (-145) against Philadelphia.
Cardinals' Mark Reynolds homers, plays left field Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/26/15) Cardinals infielder Mark Reynolds went 1 for 5 with a solo home run while serving as the team's left fielder in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Brewers.
It was the first career appearance in left field for Reynolds, who played three games while making one start in right field last season. Sunday's game marked his second time in 1,025 career starts that he's been an outfielder in the starting lineup.
The home run was the first of the season for Reynolds, who has hit .200/.310/.440 with three RBI in 25 at-bats.
Cardinals 1B Matt Adams out of Saturday's lineup for rest
|by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer|
|(4/25/15) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams will get a day off for rest against the Brewers and pitcher Wily Peralta on Saturday. Mark Reynolds will get the start in his place.|
Adams has started 12 of the Cardinals' 15 games coming into Saturday.
Adams is 3 for 19 (.158) in his career against Peralta (Reynolds has never faced the right hander).
Cardinals' Mark Reynolds racks up two hits Thursday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/16/15) Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds drew a rare start Thursday and rewarded his manager's decision by going 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI in his team's 4-0 win over the Brewers.
"Great day," manager Mike Matheny said afterward, per MLB.com. "This guy has some thunder in his bat, and it's going to be nice to get him locked in to where we can bring him into a situation where we know the other team isn't really happy about it."
Reynolds was just 1 for 5 for the season coming into Thursday's game.
"I was at a point in my career that I accepted [a part-time role] coming in, trying to win," Reynolds said of his agreeing to a role with little promised playing time. "So far, so good. I'll get some at-bats down the road, stay fresh and be ready to pinch-hit when I need to."
|2014 summary: Content to mix and match at first base for the second straight year, the Brewers went with Mark Reynolds more often than not since he could at least hit for power. But as was the case in each of his previous four stops, his shortcomings eventually caused him to wear out his welcome. He hardly played in September and finished with a sub-.200 batting average for the second time in his career. |
Playing time status: Reynolds has hit just .212 in the five years since that magical 2009 when he hit .260, and even with power in short supply, that's just too low for any team to offer him a full-time role this offseason. The Cardinals signed him to potentially spell up-and-comer Matt Adams against tought lefties, but he doesn't figure to get a high number of at-bats in that role.
2015 outlook: Of course, power is in short enough supply that as long as he gets 200 at-bats or so, Reynolds will have a place in NL-only Rotisserie leagues. You'll obviously have to guard against the batting average drain if you do resort to him, though.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/4/15||CHC||8:15 pm||Travis Wood|
|5/5/15||CHC||8:15 pm||Kyle Hendricks|
|5/6/15||CHC||8:15 pm||Jon Lester|
|5/7/15||CHC||1:45 pm||Jake Arrieta|
|5/8/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|5/9/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Vance Worley|
|5/10/15||@ PIT||1:35 pm||Jeff Locke|