Anthony Reyes Added To Cleveland’s 40-Man Roster

An under-the-radar move to keep an eye on is Cleveland's decision to add Anthony Reyes to the 40-man roster and place him on the 60-day disabled list, something the Indians needed to do to keep Reyes from exercising an out clause in his contract.

Indians GM Mark Shapiro told MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince that he believes Reyes can help the Indians this year, and there is ample reason to believe him.

Reyes underwent Tommy John surgery in June 2009, providing a medical answer to why a pitcher who had been so dominant in the minors- and occasionally in the majors- could also do things like post a 2-14 record and a 6.07 ERA in 2007 for the Cardinals, or post more walks than strikeouts for Cleveland in 2009.

But it is easy to forget that Reyes was considered one of the top prospects in all of baseball, making Baseball America's Top 100 lists in both 2005 and 2006. In 428 minor league innings, Reyes struck out 446 while walking just 101.

Tommy John surgery is usually a 12-month recovery, so Reyes could be back in action by this June. It is hard to know just how much to expect out of him upon his return, but clearly, Cleveland considers him worth another look.


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