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12 Mark Reynolds 1B
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 8/3/1983 | Birthplace: Pikeville, KY | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: Virginia | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $6,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 8/5 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Cardinals' Xavier Scruggs gets second straight start over Mark Reynolds


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Xavier Scruggs gets his second straight start at first base on Sunday. Scruggs in in the starting lineup for the Cardinals. 

Scruggs has started four of the last eight games ahead of Mark Reynolds. He had three hits and two RBI in Saturday's game. 


Xavier Scruggs replaces Mark Reynolds in Cardinals' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game. 

Reynolds has started the last three games and four of the last five. He's replaced in the lineup by Xavier Scruggs, who will start his third game at first base this season. Scruggs will bat seventh in the order. 


Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds getting breather against Phillies


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) A streak of 21 consecutive starts has ended for Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds, who is out of the lineup Saturday in Philadelphia.

Reynolds has been a pleasant surprise for St. Louis in holding down the cleanup spot. He owns a .251/.323/.398 slash line with 24 RBI in 171 at-bats.


Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds goes yard against Twins


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds hit his fifth home run of the season in Monday night's 3-2 win over the Twins. 

Reynolds hit his homer, a solo shot, in the fourth inning. Yadier Molina followed suit and hit a solo home run in the next at-bat. Reynolds now has 20 RBI for the year. Reynolds now has a slash line of .260/.333/.409. 


Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds connects for game-winning HR


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) First baseman Mark Reynolds had the decisive blow for the Cardinals, a fifth-inning home run in Saturday's in over the Royals. 

Reynolds' fourth homer of the season, off Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie, broke a 2-2 tie and was his first longball since May 19, a long drought for a player whose career-low for home runs is 17. 

Reynolds now has 19 RBIs on the year. 

"We know he's got big power, and he's going to bump into quite a few," manager Mike Matheny said, per FoxSports.com. "Nice job at first base, and he just continues to take good at-bats for us."


Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds on 17-game homerless streak


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds has not hit a home run in his last 17 games. Over that time, Reynolds is hitting .245 with five RBI and one double.

Reynolds has averaged 22 home runs over the last three seasons, but he has just three this season in 139 at-bats. He is currently 4 for 15 in his last five games.


Cardinals start Mark Reynolds at first base on Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Cardinals utility man Mark Reynolds will start at first base on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, the team announced.

Reynolds will start for the injured Matt Adams, who was placed on the 15-day DL earlier in the day. Reynolds is hitting .250 with three home runs and 12 RBI in 96 at-bats this season.


Cardinals place 1B Matt Adams on DL with quadriceps injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) The Cardinals placed first baseman Matt Adams on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to a strained right quadriceps. Adams was injured in Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Adams could miss significant time, if he needs surgery, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Mark Reynolds will likely take over as the team's starting first baseman in Adams' absence. Adams has started a team-high 35 games at first base, while Reynolds has started the other 11 games.

Adams heads to the DL mired in a pretty long slump. He is batting just .159 in his last 20 games, dropping his season average from .309 to .243.


Cardinals' Matt Holliday (left arm contusion) out against Royals


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2015) Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday will not play in Sunday's game against the Royals. 

Heading out to left field in his spot will be Mark Reynolds, who was the designated hitter on Saturday. Jhonny Peralta will be St. Louis' DH and Pete Kozma will play shortstop. 

In addition, outfielder Jason Heyward is out due to left hip tightness. 

Peralta will hit third, Reynolds will his hit seventh and Kozma will bat ninth. 


Mark Reynolds hits solo homer in Cardinals' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds hit a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Mets. 

Reynolds went 3 for 5, scoring twice and raising his average to .267. 

Reynolds hit his third home run and drove in his twelfth run. 


Cardinals 1B Matt Adams sits on Tuesday vs. left-hander


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/19/2015) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams will be out of the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Mets. Mark Reynolds will get the start in his place.

With the Mets throwing a left-hander on the mound Tuesday, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was quick to dismiss any thoughts of a possible platoon. He told MLB Network Radio that he does believe Adams will hit left-handed pitching on a "consistent basis". 

Nevertheless, Adams will sit on Tuesday. This season, Adams has just three hits (zero home runs) in 20 at-bats against left-handed pitching. 


Cardinals 1B Matt Adams not in starting lineup on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Despite facing a right-hander on the mound Friday, Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is absent from the starting lineup against the Tigers. Adams typically sits against left-handers, but Mark Reynolds will get the start at first base while batting fifth on Friday. 

No injury has been reported as of yet, so it appears to just be a day of rest after starting five straight games. 


Matt Holliday, Jon Jay not in Cardinals' lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) As expected, the Cardinals do not have Matt Holliday or Jon Jay in their lineup for Thursday's game against the Indians. 

Holliday was plunked in the elbow yesterday, though x-rays came back negative. Jay, who has left wrist tendinitis, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday. 

The Cardinals have shifted their lineup around on the diamond as a result of Holliday's absence. Mark Reynolds will play left field, Jhonny Peralta will be the designated hitter and Pete Kozma will step in at shortstop. 


Mark Reynolds goes 3 for 4 in Cardinals' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Mark Reynolds went 3 for 4 for the Cardinals in Tuesday's win over Cleveland. 

Playing designated hitter in the interleague game, Reynolds drove in two runs and scored one. 

Reynolds improved his average to .258 and drove in eleventh run. 


Matt Carpenter still out, Cards go with Mark Reynolds at 3B Saturday


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/9/2015) With Matt Carpenter out until at least Tuesday, the Cardinals continue to mix and match at third base, giving Mark Reynolds his second start in three days at the position Saturday in Pittsburgh.

Reynolds will bat eighth for the first time this season.

Carpenter had not missed a start at third all season until sitting out the Pittsburgh series with "extreme fatigue." 

Reynolds is hitting .212 on the season, with two homers and nine RBI.


With tough lefty on the mound, Cardinals 1B Adams takes a seat


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/8/2015) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams will take a seat on Friday, as he is out of the lineup against the Pirates. Left-hander Francisco Liriano is on the bump for Pittsburgh, so manager Mike Matheny is limiting his lineup of lefty swingers. 

Adams is hitting .364 (12 for 33) over his last nine games, but he'll get the night off. Mark Reynolds will get the start at first, though he is just 1 for 15 lifetime against Liriano.


Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter gets first day off in 2015 on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/7/2015) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter was given his first day off of 2015, as he was held out of Thursday's starting lineup against the Cubs. Carpenter had started all 27 games so far for St. Louis, but he has just four hits in 22 at-bats this month, so manager Mike Matheny opted to give him a rest.

Mark Reynolds received the start at the hot corner and hit fifth on Thursday, while Jon Jay moved up to the leadoff spot in the order.

The team is playing their 17th straight game without a break on Thursday, and their next schedule off-day isn't until May 11. So Matheny thought it best to give his starting third baseman a breather. 

"That's emotionally draining, physically draining," Matheny said, per FoxSports.com. "Some of these other guys have been stepping up big and got to keep them sharp."


Cardinals sit Jon Jay, Matt Adams, Kolten Wong vs. lefty


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Cardinals center fielder Jon Jay, first baseman Matt Adams and second baseman Kolten Wong are out of the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Cubs and lefty Jon Lester.

Jay has made six straight starts in the leadoff spot but will cede the top of the order to Peter Bourjos Wednesday. Adams was also on the bench in the team's recent two games against lefty starters Saturday and Monday, and he'll sit for a third time in the last five games in favor of Mark Reynolds. Wong has started 24 of the team's 26 games at second base but will sit for the second time in a four-game span.

The Cardinals are favorites (-119) at home against the Cubs Wednesday, per VegasInsider.com.


Cardinals 1B Mark Reynolds hits grand slam in win over Cubs


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds doubled his RBI total for the season during Monday's 10-9 win over the Cubs. 

Reynolds totaled four RBI, which is the amount he had entering the game. He did so by taking an 0-1 pitch for a grand slam, which also scored Jon Jay, Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta. The grand slam was Reynolds' second homer of the season. 

Reynolds finished the game 2 for 3 and also drew a walk. He entered the game with only six hits in 34 at-bats. Going 2 for 3 with a grand slam raised his slash line to .216/.341/.459. 


Cardinal rest Matt Adams, Jason Heyward vs. LHP Francisco Liriano


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) 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
(4/27/2015) 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
(4/26/2015) 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
(4/25/2015) 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
(4/16/2015) 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."


Matt Adams not in Cardinals lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.

Adams had a big day Saturday, going 2 for 4 wth a home run after entering the day hitless in nine at-bats. Mark Reynolds will take his spot at first base Sunday.

The Cardinals are favorites (-115) in Cincinnati Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.