St. Louis Cardinals GM, John Mozeliak, has now confirmed that Alex Reyes will indeed have season-ending Tommy John surgery. Reyes will likely undergo the procedure tomorrow, while in Jupiter, Florida. A best case scenario for the Cardinals, is that Reyes will be ready to go by the start of the 2018 season.
Alex Reyes will have Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2017 season.
— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) February 15, 2017
According to multiple reports, major league baseball’s number one prospect and future Cardinals phenom, Alex Reyes has been injured and is to undergo an MRI. Reyes told the team he was feeling discomfort, which started the devastating chain of events that have followed.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny broke the news to reporters, that Reyes was going to miss his throwing session on Tuesday and undergo an MRI.
— Brian Stull (@StullySTL) February 14, 2017
Sirius XM radio host, Craig Mish, was first to report on Twitter that he had heard Reyes’ injury is potentially season ending. Since Mish’s tweet, multiple reports have came to the surface that there is significant concern inside the Cardinals’ organization that Alex Reyes needs Tommy John surgery.
There is significant concern inside the Cardinals' organization that Alex Reyes, their star pitching prospect, needs Tommy John surgery.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 14, 2017
In 12 games with the Cardinals in 2016, Reyes held a 1.57 ERA in 46.0 innings, struck out 52 batters and gave up only 8 total runs. Like I stated above, Reyes is baseball’s number one prospect, according to many prospect rankings, and will be missed greatly by the Redbirds in the coming season.
Now we can all ask the question of who will replace Alex Reyes in the rotation. Will the Cardinals let Michael Wacha start, or give Trevor Rosenthal his chance? Or why not even give Luke Weaver or Marco Gonzalez a shot?
What does Kyle Reis have to say of the Reyes injury? Find his thoughts here.
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