With Chad Tracy headed to the disabled list with an injured rib cage and Alberto Callaspo stuck on the restricted list, the Diamondbacks promoted Mark Reynolds from Double-A Mobile to the majors on Wednesday.
Reynolds made his name last year as versatile utilityman who would hit wherever he played. And he played everywhere, seeing time at first, second and third base, left field and shortstop. But this year, the Diamondbacks have worked to get him settled at third base–he’s played 31 of his 36 games there. The results haven’t been spectacular–his .882 fielding percentage will not fly if he keeps it up in the big leagues–but he has continued to hit. He was hitting .306/.394/.537 at the time of the promotion, and was 12 for his last 22 (.545).