March 26, 1968 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|July 20, 1992 for the Houston Astros|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 28, 2004 for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Earned run average||4.09|
|Career highlights and awards|
Richard Shane Reynolds (born March 26, 1968 in Bastrop, Louisiana) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Houston Astros (1992-2002), Atlanta Braves (2003) and Arizona Diamondbacks (2004). He batted and threw right-handed.
Reynolds attended Ouachita Christian School in Monroe, Louisiana, where he was a three-time All-State selection, and later attended The University of Texas where he was a two-time Big 12 first team selection. Reynolds' high school coach has often made the comment that Reynolds was a far better basketball player than baseball.
Reynolds' major league debut came in 1992, going 1-3 in 8 games. In 1993 he appeared in just 5 games. 1994 marked Reynolds first full season in the majors, pitching out of the bullpen for most of the season. Reynolds pitched in 33 games while making 14 starts also for the Astros.
In 1995, Reynolds won 10 games while in 1996 he upped that win total by 6, winning 16 games while posting an ERA of 3.65 in 35 starts.
Despite pitching in 30 starts in 1997, his record fell off from the previous year, winning just 9 games against 10 losses.
Between 1999 to 2001, Reynolds won 37 games with 7 complete games. His last season with Houston came to an abrupt end when he managed just 13 starts, ending his 11 year career with Houston.
In 2003, Reynolds signed a one year deal with the Atlanta Braves. His effectiveness was nowhere to be seen as he had the worst ERA in his career (5.43) despite winning 11 games for the Braves.
His final season came with the Arizona Diamondbacks in which he could only pitch in 1 game after suffering an injury, ending his major league career in 2004.
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