Reyes was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.
Reyes was called up from Toledo on Tuesday and singled in his lone plate appearance during the brief major-league stint. The Tigers will announce a corresponding roster move prior to Friday's series opener against the Royals.
Reyes spent the entire 2018 season on the Tigers' 25-man roster, but that was certainly due to his status as a Rule 5 pick rather than anything he offered at the plate. The 24-year-old slashed .222/.239/.288 across 219 plate appearances, but at least showed decent wheels (nine steals in 10 attempts) along with the ability to play all three outfield spots. He'll at least give the Tigers some more depth in the short term after the team optioned fellow outfielder Dustin Peterson to Toledo on Sunday.
Reyes stuck on the Tigers' 25-man roster throughout last season, but that had more to do with his status as a Rule 5 pick rather than anything he did at the dish or in the field. After slashing a lowly .222/.239/.288 in 219 plate appearances last season, Reyes didn't fare much better this spring, going 4-for-28. The outfielder will likely spent the majority of the upcoming campaign at Toledo.
Reyes went 0-for-2 in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox and is now slashing .143/.172/.179 through 28 spring at-bats.
Reyes has more strikeouts (five) than hits (four), which isn't helping his case for making the MLB roster to begin the season. Most likely, the 24-year-old, who spent all of 2018 in Detroit as a Rule 5 pick, will head to the minors to further refine his game. Reyes can run a little bit, but he'll need to show improvement at the plate to warrant regular playing time in the majors.
Reyes is starting in center field and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Royals, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
This is the first start for Reyes since Monday. The promotion of Christin Stewart has made the outfield more crowded, with Reyes, JaCoby Jones and Mikie Mahtook battling for playing time in center. Reyes is slashing just .232/.250/.300 in limited playing time this season, though he has been able to chip in nine steals on 10 attempts.
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