Reyes is expected to open the year as a corner outfielder while Domingo Santana starts at designated hitter, MLB.com's Mandy Bell reports.
Reyes and Jordan Luplow are the frontrunners to start in the corner outfield spots, according to Bell, while Oscar Mercado is set to start in center field while Delino DeShields works as the fourth outfielder. Jake Bauers could also make the team as a fifth outfielder and Tyler Naquin (knee) could be healthy by the time the season starts, which would likely push Luplow to the short side of a platoon. Reyes came into camp 18 pounds lighter, and while he probably still won't be great in the outfield, Santana is one of the worst defensive outfielders in baseball, so this alignment makes sense if Cleveland is intent on starting Santana. Reyes has only ever started in right field and DH in his career.
Reyes went 12-for-27 with five home runs, 11 RBI and a stolen base across 10 games in spring training.
Reyes lost 18 pounds over the offseason, and it was clear from the start that he was feeling good at the dish. He clubbed 37 home runs and drove in 81 runs across 150 contests in 2019 and is expected to spend the majority of his time in the designated hitter slot for Cleveland once the 2020 campaign gets underway.
Reyes dropped 18 pounds over the winter, Ryan Lewis of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Reyes didn't earn high marks for his fielding with the Padres before coming to Cleveland in a midseason trade last year. Now in the American League, Reyes doesn't need to be a good fielder, as all but three of his starts came as a designated hitter following the trade. Still, showing up in better shape certainly doesn't hurt, and if he can be at least a passable option in the field he'll help Cleveland's lineup flexibility this season.
Reyes is not in the lineup Friday against the Nationals.
With the series being played under National League rules, Reyes can't fill his typical designated hitter spot. Cleveland has trusted him with an outfield role just once since acquiring him at the trade deadline, so there's a chance he's already made his final start of the year.
Reyes went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's win over the Phillies.
Reyes capped the scoring for the Indians with a round tripper to right field in the seventh inning. The home run was his second in four games since returning from a two-game absence Thursday. The 24-year-old is slashing .243/.307/.505 with 36 homers and 79 RBI in 145 games between San Diego and Cleveland this season.
Reyes went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Thursday's victory over Detroit.
Reyes missed the previous two games to attend to an undisclosed personal matter but returned with a bang against Detroit, launching a 433-foot two-run bomb to left field in the fourth inning. The long ball was his eighth since joining Cleveland at the trade deadline but only his second since Aug. 27. Overall, Reyes is slashing .245/.308/.506 with 35 homers and 76 RBI in 141 games between the Padres and Indians this season.
Reyes (personal) is starting at designated hitter and batting sixth Thursday against the Tigers.
He missed a few days to attend to a personal matter but is back in action against lefty Daniel Norris. Reyes is hitting .200 with one home run, 23 strikeouts and seven walks in 14 games this month.
Reyes (personal) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.
Reyes will be with the team Wednesday but won't play, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. He could be back in the lineup as soon as Thursday. Carlos Santana will be the designated hitter Wednesday, with Jake Bauers starting at first base.
Reyes was scratched from the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers due to a family matter, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
It's not clear how much time Reyes is expected to miss. Jake Bauers will start as the designated hitter in his absence.
Reyes went 1-for-2 with four RBI and a walk in the Indians' 8-0 victory over the Angels on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old wound up driving in half of his team's runs for the game, cranking a three-run double in the third inning before adding a sacrifice fly in the seventh. He's had a prolific power-hitting campaign in 2019, cranking 34 homers, 17 doubles and driving in 74 runs despite a pedestrian .250 batting average across 497 plate appearances between the Padres and Indians.
Reyes went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a home run, two RBI and three runs scored Wednesday against the White Sox.
Reyes played a big role in the team's win Wednesday, highlighted by a two-run homer in the fifth inning. It was his seventh since joining the Indians on July 30, but his 34th of the season. Reyes has been hitting the ball well of late, recording at least one hit in nine of 11 games. In that same span, he's smacked five homers, compiled 15 RBI and scored 12 runs. For the season, Reyes is hitting .254/.316/.531 across 474 plate appearances.
Reyes went 2-for-4 double, a run scored and three RBI to help the Indians to an 11-3 win over the White Sox on Monday.
The 24-year-old continues to swing a hot bat of late, as he's now recorded multi-hit efforts in four out of his last seven games, driving in 10 runs over that stretch. His .250 average is pedestrian, but Reyes has been an excellent source of power this season, cranking 33 homers and slapping 14 doubles to leave him with a solid .519 slugging percentage across 420 at-bats with the Padres and Indians.
Reyes went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Tigers.
Reyes continued his offensive explosion and now has four home runs and 10 RBI in his last three games. The 24-year-old struggled early on after being acquired by the Indians (.466 OPS in 13 games), but since Aug. 11, he is 13-for-48 (.271 average) with two doubles, six homers, nine runs scored and 14 RBI.
Reyes went 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI in a 9-8 loss against the Royals on Sunday.
It looked like it was going to be another poor day for the outfielder, as he entered the eighth inning 0-for-3, but he hit a home run in the eighth and ninth, helping the Indians erase a five-run deficit. Reyes is hitting just .182 since joining the Indians at the end of July, but overall, he's batting .241 with 32 home runs, 60 RBI and 52 runs in 398 at-bats with the Padres and Indians this season.
Reyes is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mets.
Reyes will sit for a second straight game with no DH spot available at Citi Field. The Indians will go with Tyler Naquin, Greg Allen and Yasiel Puig from left to right in their outfield in this one.
Reyes went 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Red Sox.
Reyes went 4-for-36 with 14 strikeouts in his first 11 games as a member of the Indians but may be starting to heat up at the dish. He's homered in both of the first two games of the series with the Red Sox, scoring three times between the contests. Reyes will be back in the lineup as the designated hitter and No. 5 batter Wednesday.
Reyes is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Twins.
Tyler Naquin will bat ninth as the designated hitter against right-hander Jake Odorizzi. Reyes has started nine consecutive games since being acquired by Cleveland on July 30, going just 3-for-31 with a .161 slugging percentage and twelve strikeouts over that span. The 24-year-old is slashing .241/.293/.525 in 304 plate appearances against righties.
Reyes is starting at designated hitter and hitting sixth Thursday against the Astros.
Reyes is ready to make his debut with the Indians after being acquired from the Padres on Tuesday as part of a three-team trade. Prior to landing in Cleveland, the 24-year-old slugger slashed .255/.314/.536 with 27 home runs in 99 games for San Diego.
Reyes is not in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Astros.
Reyes will get at least a day to adjust to his new surroundings after being acquired in a trade from the Padres on Tuesday. He should feature regularly as the designated hitter once he's ready to go. Jake Bauers will fill the position for Wednesday's game.
Reyes and Logan Allen were traded to the Indians from the Padres on Tuesday in a three-way trade that sends Trevor Bauer to the Reds, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Reyes was rumored to be receiving interest from the Rays on the trade market, but he'll instead be joining the Indians in the blockbuster deal. The 24-year-old has a .253/.312/.535 slash line with 27 home runs this season and will join a revamped outfield that also includes the likes of Yasiel Puig, who was acquired from the Reds. Minor-league outfielder Taylor Trammell joins San Diego in what is currently known as a three-team, five-player trade.
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