After a half a season of Reynolds in a Tribe uniform one could honestly say both sides may have been right. Reynolds was back in the starting lineup Sunday after sitting Saturday for the first eight innings of the Tribe's 9-4 loss to the Tigers. It happened and Reynolds was terrific. Reynolds averaged one strikeout per 3.4 at-bats during that stretch. One could reasonably say it was worth the risk to bring in a right handed bat with a ton of power and also say that Reynolds hasn’t been worth the money or the risk since April. Reynolds, a career .234 hitter with a slash line of .330/.468/.798, hit .301 in April with a slash line of .368/.651/1019 along with 8 home runs, a stolen base and just 22 strikeouts in 95 plate appearances. The designated hitter has seen his batting average drop to .220, below his career .235 mark from tours with Arizona, Baltimore and Cleveland.
Mark Reynolds was back in the starting lineup Sunday after sitting Saturday for the first eight innings of the Tribe's 9-4 loss to the Tigers. Reynolds entered as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and struck out, continuing his recent slump.