Reyes (pectoral) is doing rehab work at the team's spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla., but remains without a firm timetable for return to Triple-A Memphis, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
The promising right-hander threw on the side last week and has also been playing catch regularly without any reported setbacks. However, the Cardinals are being cautious with Reyes, who already dealt with fractured pinkie finger earlier in the season. Manager Mike Shildt is keeping a close eye on his young charge, given the frustration Reyes has already endured during a season in which he's generated a 6.03 ERA in 12 games (nine starts) with the Redbirds. "He's making baby steps," Shildt said. "Not as many steps as he'd like moving forward. Making sure he's in a good place mentally, then taking care of things physically. I continue to stay in touch with Alex, check in and see how he's doing."
Reyes landed on the minor-league injured list at Triple-A Memphis with a strained pectoral muscle Tuesday, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
Reyes is expected to miss two or three starts. He owns a 7.39 ERA in 28 innings for Memphis this season, so he doesn't appear all that likely to push for a big-league roster spot anytime soon despite his considerable promise as a prospect.
Reyes exited his start with Triple-A Memphis on Sunday due to right pectoral discomfort, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.
Reyes suffered the injury after throwing a pitch in the second inning Sunday. The oft-injured pitcher will be reevaluated Monday, at which point the severity of the issue along with a timetable for his return should emerge.
Reyes was removed from his start with Triple-A Memphis on Sunday due to an apparent injury, Brian Walton of TheCardinalNation.com reports.
Reyes suffered the injury during the second inning Sunday, and he appeared to be favoring one leg as he left with a trainer. Specifics regarding the injury remain unclear at the moment, but this could be yet another unfortunate blow for the talented right-hander, who has dealt with a number of injuries in recent years.
Reyes (1-3) recorded nine strikeouts but also allowed six earned runs on 10 hits, three walks and a wild pitch over five innings in Triple-A Memphis' loss to Las Vegas on Tuesday.
The haphazard final line was representative of all that comes with the Reyes package. The promising right-hander displayed his ability to miss plenty of bats while also exhibiting wildness and location issues. Reyes had originally been a candidate to make a spot start with the Cardinals on Wednesday, a turn that will instead by taken by Daniel Ponce de Leon. Reyes clearly still needs some seasoning at the Triple-A level after allowing 10 earned runs across eight innings over his last two starts for the Redbirds.
Reyes, who logged three innings for Triple-A Memphis against Salt Lake on Thursday, is a candidate to make a spot start for Adam Wainwright (hamstring) on Wednesday against the Marlins, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Reyes' outing was a modest 69 pitches, and the right-hander would also be working on a full five days of rest were he to get the call Wednesday. The 24-year-old has been uneven in his performances thus far, a trend exemplified once again Thursday against the Bees. "First inning was really good, sharp, everything in the zone," manager Mike Shildt said. "All the secondary pitches working. Very effective, very efficient. Third inning, little less command. A double play didn't get turned and it extended the inning. He didn't do well from there."
Reyes will make at least one more start at Triple-A Memphis before a promotion is considered, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
The Cardinals have an opening in the starting rotation after Adam Wainwright (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, though Daniel Ponce de Leon is expected to fill in for the time being. Reyes opened eyes with his latest start for Memphis on Saturday, racking up 10 strikeouts over four innings. If Reyes is able to show improved command in his upcoming start with the Redbirds, however, he'll be a strong candidate to be called up to the big leagues, per Saxon.
Manager Mike Shildt said Reyes will make at least one more start for Triple-A Memphis within the next five-to-six days before potentially receiving a promotion to the big leagues, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
Shildt previously indicated Reyes was in the discussion to enter the Cardinals' starting rotation during the upcoming weekend, but he'll instead stay at Memphis for now. The results from Reyes' start with Memphis on Sunday may have played a role, as the 24-year-old allowed seven runs -- including three homers -- over 4.2 innings. Additionally, Reyes has yet to receive clearance to swing a bat since fracturing his left pinkie finger in late April, which would provide complications when the Cardinals play in National League parks, per the Associated Press.
Reyes is in the discussion to enter the Cardinals' starting rotation as early as next weekend versus the Cubs, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "Wouldn't rule it out," manager Mike Shildt said Sunday, regarding Reyes' potential promotion next weekend.
Reyes was officially transferred to Triple-A Memphis to start Sunday after spending the previous couple weeks at High-A Palm Beach while recovering from a finger injury. The young right-hander has thrown only three innings in the majors this season after starting the year in a bullpen role before he was quickly sent down to the minors.
Reyes will make his next start for Triple-A Memphis, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
Reyes worked 4.1 innings for High-A Palm Beach on Tuesday, and while he pitched to a fair amount of contact, he allowed just one earned run. The right-hander will now toil away at the level closest to the big leagues as he continues to nurse his previously fractured pinkie back to full health. While Reyes is seemingly able to pitch without any limitations of note at this point, he still hasn't been cleared to swing a bat.
Reyes could make his next start for Triple-A Memphis, Rob Rains of StLSportsPage.com reports.
Reyes has looked sharp in a pair of starts for High-A Palm Beach, compiling a 1.93 ERA and 11:3 K:BB in 9.1 innings. Assuming he checks out OK after throwing 77 pitches in Tuesday's outing for Palm Beach, Reyes could be cleared to join the Redbirds for his next start.
Reyes (finger) allowed an earned run on two hits and two walks across five innings in High-A Palm Beach's win over Charlotte on Thursday. He struck out six.
Reyes was making his return to action after missing just under a month with a fractured pinkie. The right-hander was impressive while working up to 70 pitches, and his six strikeouts were a season high. Reyes could remain at the High-A level for at least another rehab start before working his way back to Triple-A Memphis.
Reyes (finger) has been cleared to start fielding work and will join the rotation at High-A Palm Beach next week, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Reyes continues to trend in the right direction, though it's unknown if he's been able to shed the splint he's been wearing on his left pinkie finger. Once he shows that he's capable of fielding his position in a live game, he'll advance to a higher level of play.
Reyes (finger) threw approximately 70 pitches in an extended spring training appearance Monday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Reyes continues to work with a splint on his injured left pinkie finger, which is due to be reexamined near the end of the week. Reyes could gain clearance to begin using a glove in that evaluation, which would then result in him graduating to playing defense in a controlled setting or in a game for High-A Palm Beach.
Reyes (finger) has been working on a new grip for his changeup during his rehab in extended spring training, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Reyes continues to build up his arm strength and is utilizing the time to re-familiarize himself with an old changeup grip. The right-hander suffered his fractured pinkie in late April after punching a wall in frustration following a rough start against Omaha, and he's likely looking at 7-to-10 more days of recovery at minimum.
Reyes (finger) threw 60-70 pitches to hitters at extended spring training Tuesday, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.
Reyes, who is nursing a fractured left pinkie, was wearing a splint and throwing from behind a cage, with a coach catching the balls for him. The right-hander is currently at the midway point of his original three-week recovery timeline, though it remains to be seen if that timeline will hold true.
Reyes will be out three weeks for Triple-A Memphis with a fractured left pinkie, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Reyes' wound is purely self-inflicted, as it occurred when he punched a wall in frustration after his most recent start. Luckily for him, the fracture is on his non-throwing hand, so he'll head to extended spring training to continue throwing. He'll be kept out of game action for three weeks and will then need further time to make a push to return to the big leagues.
Reyes worked his first game as a starter with Triple-A Memphis against Round Rock on Saturday, firing three scoreless innings in which he did not allow a hit. He issued one walk and recorded four strikeouts.
Reyes' first 2019 appearance in the Redbirds' rotation was a success overall, and his abbreviated stint actually fell in line with the team's preset goal of keeping him between 40 and 50 pitches. Reyes hit the low end of the range, with 25 of his offerings finding the strike zone. Perhaps most encouraging was his solid control, which will remain one of the most important points of emphasis for the developing right-hander during his time in Memphis. Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports that manager Mike Shildt confirmed Reyes averaged 97 mph on his fastball during the outing, making it all the more impressive.
Reyes will shift from the bullpen to the starting rotation for Triple-A Memphis beginning with a Saturday start against Round Rock, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
One of the main objectives for Reyes down on the farm is to refine his control after he issued six free passes over just three innings with the Cardinals to start the season. Reyes has continued to scuffle some with his location since arriving in Memphis earlier this month, walking another six batters in three scoreless relief efforts. The shift to the rotation will allow the developing 24-year-old to work on his pitches outside of game action, as he's slated to throw a bullpen session between each start. Reyes is expected to be limited to 40-50 pitches Saturday and will then stretch out progressively with each subsequent start.
Reyes allowed two walks over two-thirds of an inning in Triple-A Memphis' loss to Omaha on Monday.
Reyes got just 10 of 21 pitches into the strike zone against the four hitters he faced. The hard-throwing 24-year-old was officially optioned to Memphis on Sunday after issuing six free passes over just three innings to open the season. He'll primarily be utilized in relief with the Redbirds, although he could occasionally start if necessary to keep him on schedule.
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