Yesterday was the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers, and the Cardinals received some very bad news regarding one of their top prospects. After undergoing an MRI on Tuesday, pitcher Alex Reyes was diagnosed with a ruptured ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Earlier today, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak announced that Reyes will have Tommy John surgery to repair the damage. This means that he will miss the entire 2017 season.
This injury is a tough blow to the Cardinals. The team was counting on Reyes to be an important part of their starting rotation this year. The 22-year-old right-hander is considered by many to be one of the best pitching prospects in baseball. He has a fastball that can reach up to 100 mph. Unfortunately, pitchers who throw that hard usually end up having elbow issues at some point in their career. Reyes will now have to deal with an elbow problem very early on in his Major League career.
Reyes was called up by the Cardinals in August of last season. In five starts and seven relief appearances, he went 4-1 with an ERA of 1.57. Reyes also recorded 52 strikeouts in 46 innings pitched. His numbers were very impressive, especially for a young pitcher. The Cardinals were hoping to see what he could do in a full season in 2017. Reyes will now have to wait another year to show everyone his full potential.
Before the injury, Reyes was competing with righty Michael Wacha to be the fifth starter in the Cardinals starting rotation. Wacha struggled last season, going 7-7 with a 5.09 ERA. Now that Reyes is hurt, the job will go to him. The rest of the rotation includes Adam Wainwright, Carlos Martinez, Mike Leake and Lance Lynn. Although it is still a relatively solid group of pitchers overall, Reyes could have added another dimension to this unit, particularly considering how hard he throws.
The Cardinals are known for being a team that has the ability to overcome injuries. Because of the depth of their rotation, they should be fine this season. As disappointing as the Reyes injury is, the team can still function without him. Manager Mike Matheny always seems to have his team in a good position come playoff time. Even though the Cardinals are in a tough division with the defending World Series champions Chicago Cubs, they still have a decent chance to compete for a playoff spot in 2017. They will just have to do so without one of their best prospects.
VIDEO: Giants’ CEO Larry Baer Knocks Down Wife During Argument
You can see the video below.
Baer has acknowledged the incident, saying; “My wife and I had an unfortunate public argument related to a family member and she had an injured foot and she fell off her chair in the course of the argument,” Baer said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“The matter is resolved. It was a squabble over a cellphone. Obviously it’s embarrassing.”
Red Sox Take Game 2 in 2018 MLB World Series
it was David Price (BOS) going up against Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) on the pitching mound.
In six innings of the world series, David Price had an ERA of 3.00 with 3 hits and 2 runs and zero home runs.
On the LA Dodgers side, Hyun-Jin Ryu was the pitcher for the Dodgers. He only lasted 4.2 innings with 6 hits and 4 runs but zero home runs.
Game 3 is set for Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:06 on Fox
Twins’ Miguel Sano Arrested in Dominican Republic
Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano was arrested in the Dominican Republic early Sunday morning following an incident that left one police officer with a broken leg.
According to a police report, Sano, 25, ran over an officer’s foot during an incident outside a nightclub in San Pedro de Macoris, per ESPN.
“The Minnesota Twins have been made aware of a situation involving Miguel Sano recently in the Dominican Republic,” team spokesman Dustin Morse said in a statement. “The facts of the incident are not completely available right now but the club is in the process of gathering as much information as possible.”
Sano has been making headlines recently for all the wrong reasons. Back in December, Sano was accused of sexual assault by a female photographer, but no charges were filed and MLB didn’t levy any punishment.
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