Reyes (lat) is preparing for spring training as a starter, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports.
The Cardinals are going to manage Reyes' workload carefully in 2019, regardless of what his role shapes up to be. Injuries limited him to just 27 innings in 2018, and considering that he lost all of 2017 recovering from Tommy John surgery, it's not unreasonable to think that Reyes may spend some portion of the season in the bullpen. In any case, the Cardinals will likely ensure that Reyes is completely healthy when spring training begins before his role is written in anything more than pencil, and regardless of where he begins the season, expecting anything close to a typical starter's workload for him is overzealous.
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 already stated that Reyes is dealing with a significant strain and is expected to miss multiple starts as a result, but the Cardinals will play it safe with the top prospect and 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.
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