Reynolds returns to lineup after setback

Reynolds returns to lineup after setback

PHOENIX -- Third baseman Mark Reynolds was back in the D-backs starting lineup Sunday for the first time since exiting Wednesday's game due to dizziness.

Reynolds underwent neurological exams each day since being struck in the helmet by a 95-mph Collin Balester fastball in Tuesday's game against the Washington Nationals.

"We're confident that he'll be fine," interim manager Kirk Gibson said Sunday morning. "I'll be really sure to make sure that he's feeling fine as the game goes on, and keep an eye on him. If he isn't, we'll get him out of there."

Reynolds, who was available to pinch-hit and play defense Saturday, camped out in Gibson's office following the 6-5 win, hoping to convince his skipper that he was ready.

Reynolds (.220, 25 home runs, 69 RBIs) hit sixth and manned the hot corner.