On Wednesday, the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League announced the sale of the contract of infielder Mikey Reynolds to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Playing second base and shortstop, Reynolds served as York’s leadoff man, with a .356 on-base mark for the season. At the time he suffered a broken thumb on May 25, the 5-foot-9, 155-pounder was batting .346. After missing nearly seven weeks, the right-handed hitter returned on July 11, however his season average since slid to .280. Reynolds swiped 17 bases in 19 attempts over his 73 games.
York was the 25-year-old’s second stop in 2015. Reynolds joined the Revolution on April 28 after his rights were acquired from Fargo-Moorhead of the American Association.
The third-year professional originally signed with the Atlanta Braves as their fifth-round selection of the 2013 draft from Texas A&M, where he batted .342 as a senior. In his pro debut at Danville in the rookie-level Appalachian League that season, he batted .309 in 44 games, but was released the next April after hitting .188 in 18 games in full-season ball, with Rome of the Class-A Sally League.
Reynolds was also drafted twice previously. First was by the Baltimore Orioles in the 30th round in 2011, when he was playing for Paradise Valley Community College in Arizona. The next June, by then a junior at A&M, he was the New York Yankees’ 20th-round pick.
Other current Cardinals acquired from independent league clubs include Peoria first baseman Jake Gronsky (Joliet Slammers, July 2014), State College infielder Michael Massi (Gateway Grizzlies, June 2014) and as a player, Memphis fourth coach Vance Albitz.
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