BOSTON -- Mark Reynolds was not in Monday afternoon's starting lineup, and the Orioles slugger confirmed that he wouldn't be available for either game of the day-night doubleheader against the Red Sox as he continues to suffer from the effects of being hit in the head on Saturday.
"We're not in position yet where we feel comfortable, so we'll see what [Tuesday] brings," manager Buck Showalter said. "We got kind of a baseline. ... [Reynolds] had this happen in Arizona last year, and you don't try to handicap it or talk about X-rays or whatever. I think from the limited experience we all have with it, you just kind of take it day by day and see how he feels."
Reynolds hit a three-run homer off Angels starter Ervin Santana in the first inning on Saturday night, and the right-hander plunked Nolan Reimold, the next batter, before hitting Reynolds on the helmet in his next at-bat in the fourth. Reynolds had a CT scan on Saturday and was put through a series of cognitive tests on Monday afternoon. He said he was feeling progressively better and would go through the same tests again on Tuesday.
Adam Jones (sore right thumb) also continues to progress and could see playing time on Monday, as Showalter said the center fielder was not unavailable by any means for the doubleheader.