Reynolds Has a "New" Position

Verstaile infielder Kyle Reynolds, the Cubs' sixth-round 2005 draft pick from Baylor, spent the first two weeks of the minor league season in Extended Spring Training where among other things, he focused on a relatively new infield position. (Windows Media Player recommended for listening.)

After batting .256 in 52 games his rookie season at short-season Class A Boise in 2005, INF Kyle Reynolds was promoted to Peoria from Extended Spring Training on Friday.

The 22-year-old Houston native and the son of former major leaguer Craig Reynolds figures to get a modest audition at third base after splitting time between second base and shortstop with the Hawks last season.

Reynolds spent most all of his final collegiate season at first base with the Bears before succumbing to a season-ending thumb injury late in the year and has played every infield position at some point in his college/pro career.

He played 13 games in the Cape Cod League in the summer of 2004, all at third base after being used primarily at short with Baylor the previous season.

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