Rockies select contract of first baseman Mark Reynolds
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Colorado Rockies have selected the contract of first baseman Mark Reynolds from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Reynolds figures to be the starter at first in the absence of Ian Desmond, who is out with a broken left hand.
The 33-year-old Reynolds hit a career-best .282 last season with 14 home runs and 53 RBIs. He was limited to 32 at-bats after Aug. 11. He broke a bone in his left hand while swinging a bat, had surgery on Aug. 15, was activated Aug. 31 and broke his left wrist when he was hit by a pitch on Sept. 18.
He re-signed with Colorado in February on a minor-league deal.
Also Sunday, Colorado placed right-hander Chad Bettis on the 60-day disabled list as he deals with testicular cancer. There is no timetable for Bettis' return.