Reyes (lat) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday. This was strictly a procedural move in order to add Tyler Webb to the 40-man roster. Reyes underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn tendon earlier this month.
Reyes (lat) underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn tendon and will miss the remainder of the season, Mark Saxon of The Athletic St. Louis reports. The right-hander is expected to require six months to make a full recovery. Unfortunately, Reyes will only wind up appearing in one game for the Cardinals this season after sustaining another significant injury. After a lengthy rehab from February 2017 Tommy John surgery, Reyes appeared poised to provide a lift to the St. Louis rotation following four brilliant tune-up outings in the minors, but he lasted just four innings in his lone start with the big club May 30 against the Brewers before the lat injury cropped up. The 23-year-old should be back to full health by next spring, but recovering from significant surgeries in back-to-back years can take a toll on a young arm. Expect further updates on Reyes' status once he resumes a throwing program over the winter.
Reyes will travel to Philadelphia on Wednesday to visit a specialist to determine the severity of his right lat injury, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. General manager Michael Girsch recently stated that Reyes is dealing with a significant strain and is expected to miss multiple starts as a result. The Cardinals will send him for a second opinion before moving forward in his rehab. Carlos Martinez was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and will take Reyes' spot in the rotation.
General manager Michael Girsch said Reyes is dealing with a "significant" lat strain and will miss several starts, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "Alex Reyes has a significant lat strain," Girsch said. "It is not going to be a couple starts. It's going to be more than a few starts." This is a tough blow for the young right-hander, who suffered the injury in his first game back from Tommy John surgery. Reyes experienced a noticeable dip in velocity during Wednesday's outing against the Brewers, leaving the Cardinals worried, and a subsequent MRI confirmed the severity of the issue Thursday morning. He'll receive a second opinion in the coming days, but the Cardinals are preparing to move forward without Reyes for the foreseeable future. Carlos Martinez, who is on the shelf with a lat injury of his own, could rejoin the team's rotation next week in place of Reyes.
Reyes was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right lat strain Thursday. It was originally thought that Reyes avoided injury after experiencing a noticeable dip in his velocity during his 2018 big-league debut against the Brewers on Wednesday, but an evaluation upon his return to St. Louis confirmed the young right-hander suffered a lat injury that will require a stint on the disabled list. It's unclear how long Reyes will be sidelined with the issue, but the Cardinals figure to handle the 23-year-old with extra care seeing as Wednesday was his first game back from an extended absence due to Tommy John surgery. He tossed four scoreless innings in his first big-league start since 2016 prior to suffering the injury. Mike Mayers was recalled from Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.