Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in journalism.
Reynolds promoted to Mets' Triple-A team
Matt Reynolds has been promoted to the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.
FAYETTEVILLE Matt Reynolds' quick ascent through the minor leagues continued Wednesday when the middle infielder was promoted to the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.
The move comes less than two years after Reynolds entered the organization as a second round draft pick. In 211 at-bats, Reynolds hit .355 with a home run and 21 RBIs in Double-A Binghamton this season. He also had a .430 on-base percentage.
Reynolds had struggled at the plate in his first full season last year, batting .226 in Class A St. Lucie.
In Double-A, Reynolds split time between shortstop and second base. He had a perfect fielding percentage in 13 games at second base, but committed eight errors in 46 games at shortstop.
Reynolds is one of five position players from the Razorbacks' 2010 team currently in Triple-A. Others are Zack Cox, James McCann, Andy Wilkins and Brett Eibner.