(Sacramento, Calif.) – Former Rochester Honker Matt Reynolds spent six seasons in the MLB with the Rockies, D-backs, and Giants. He held a career 3.80 ERA and 5-6 record with 162 strikeouts in 221 games in the big leagues. Last summer, the San Francisco Giants sent Reynolds down to the minor leagues, a place he had only played once since 2010.
Matt was sent down to the Sacramento River Cats, the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate Giants’. He appeared in 12 games without giving up a run and finishing with a 1-0 record. Reynolds was sent to Double-A Richmond to end the season. He pitched eight games, with a perfect 0.00 ERA and seven strikeouts.
The Giants invited Reynolds to spring training to start the 2017 season. He appeared in five games in the spring, throwing three innings. He threw 1.1 perfect innings against Seattle. He is off to a good start this season for Sacramento this spring. Matt has a 2-0 record with a 1.13 ERA in 12 games. Since giving up his only runs in minor league play (since 2016) in back-to-back games, Reynolds has thrown 10.2 consecutive innings without giving up a run.
With having so much success in his minor league assignment, the veteran might be geared for a major league comeback. His best season in the MLB came in 2013 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he earned a career-low 1.98 ERA and allowed a .240 batting average in 27.1 innings.
The Rochester Honkers 24th season begins on Tuesday, May 30th when the team hosts the Mankato Moondogs in their home opener at Mayo Field at 7:05 pm. The NEW 5-Game Packs are available now! Season Tickets, ½ Season Plans, Suites and Patios are also available. Call the Rochester Honkers office at 507-289-1170 for more information. The Honkers are also looking for host families for the 2017 season and ask all interested parties to call the business office for more information.
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