Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports that 24-year-old middle infielder Matt Reynolds has replaced Ruben Tejada on the Mets’ roster for the NLDS. Tejada fractured his right fibula Saturday on a vicious slide from Chase Utley and is out for the remainder of the postseason.
Reynolds has never appeared in a major league game and will become only the second player in baseball’s modern era to make his MLB debut in the playoffs (if he does make it on the field). Mark Kiger debuted in the 2006 ALCS with the A’s but never saw any other big league action.
Wilmer Flores will take over as the Mets’ starting shortstop in Game 3 on Monday. The best-of-five series is tied 1-1 as it shifts from Los Angeles to New York’s Citi Field.
Reynolds, a second-round pick in 2012, posted an underwhelming .267/.319/.402 batting line with six home runs in 115 games this year at Triple-A Las Vegas.