Reynolds is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Athletics.
The recent returns of Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco from the injured list leave one regular spot in the outfield open for Reynolds and Melky Cabrera. While Cabrera was the odd man out Saturday, Reynolds will be forced to the bench in the series finale on the heels of four straight starts. Expect manager Clint Hurdle to ride the hot bat between Cabrera and Reynolds when it comes to determining which of the two garners the bulk of the starts alongside Marte and Polanco.
Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in a 6-4 extra-inning victory against the Rangers on Tuesday.
The rookie gave the Pirates their first lead with a solo bomb, which was his first of his career, in the 11th. Reynolds has rarely put together a bad at-bat since debuting in the big leagues, and as a result, he is riding an eight-game hitting streak. Reynolds is batting .423 with five extra-base hits, one RBI and two runs in 26 at-bats. With Starling Marte back, Reynolds may move to the bench when the Pirates return to a National League city (without the DH), but with the way he's hitting, manager Clint Hurdle may be forced to find him playing time.
Reynolds (shoulder), who collected a pinch-hit single Sunday against the Dodgers, extended his hitting streak to seven games to start his major league career.
Speaking on his Sunday radio show, general manager Neal Huntington said that Reynolds' shoulder was sore after he collided with pitcher Clayton Kershaw while running down the first-base line Saturday. Huntington added that he believes Reynolds will be healthy enough to play Tuesday following Monday's off day. The rookie figures to platoon with Melky Cabrera in left field when Starling Marte (contusion) returns -- something that could happen as soon as Tuesday.
Reynolds is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.
Reynolds has started six games since getting called up, with his only two times out of the lineup prior to Sunday's contest coming while he nursed a minor quadriceps injury. He has a hit in all six of his starts, going 8-for-20 with four doubles. Pablo Reyes starts in center field Sunday.
Reynolds (quad) went 1-for-4 with a double and a run against the Dodgers on Friday.
He ended up missing just two games with the injury that took him out of Tuesday's tilt. Reynolds figures to see action over the weekend, but his steady playing time will end quickly when Starling Marte returns -- something that could happen as soon as Monday. The outfielder has made a good impression in his short time, going 6-for-17 with three doubles. He'll likely return to Triple-A in order to play every day, but the Bucs will have him on speed dial if and when injuries strike again.
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