Reynolds got the start there for Thursday's opener in Cincinnati, out of sheer necessity. Elian Herrera's demotion left the Brewers a little short-handed in the outfield, considering Ryan Braun is still recovering from an oblique strain and Logan Schafer is on the DL for a hamstring injury.
That leaves Carlos Gomez and Khris Davis as the only two fully healthy outfielders, which created a need for someone -- in this case, Reynolds -- to get a spot start out there.
"You could kind of see it coming when they sent Herrera down and Brauny still can't play, and Schafer's still coming back from the hamstring thing," Reynolds said. "I'll go out there and give it a whirl."
There's not much preparation required, other than abandoning his normal infield pregame routine in order to shag fly balls and get acclimated to the outfield during batting practice.
"I'm all right with it," he said. "I'll go out during BP and just shag and try to figure out the surroundings out there, and do the best I can."
Lyle Overbay also was an option to get a spot start in the outfield, but Roenicke ultimately gave the nod to Reynolds, based on who played there more during Spring Training.