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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13 Comments on "Anthony Reyes Added To Cleveland’s 40-Man Roster"


Alldaybaseball
5 years 6 months ago

Didn’t Sharpio switch?

Suzysman
5 years 6 months ago

next season, just announced early

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Truly spectacular. The first offical contract purchase from Spring Training. Just simply outstanding. The season is coming!!! please come faster!!!!!!!

Alldaybaseball
5 years 6 months ago

Can’t wait either. I have March Madness, so that should keep me busy.

dire straits
5 years 6 months ago

One young arm Dave the magician couldn’t repair.

i miss brendan ryan's mustache
5 years 6 months ago

Or maybe shouldn’t have messed with in the first place

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 6 months ago

I like the move for the Indians. He’s their rehab project for this season. I’m sure the contract comes in for well under a million. He’s missed a lot of time over the years due to injury-but it was always related to the same elbow-dating back to the original injury from his freshman year in college. This was his first surgery to the elbow, and he’s good at rehabbing. It’s the only way he’s managed to stay on the mound all these years. I wouldn’t send him away without a good look at the results.

Shapiro did some extreme roster manipulation to keep him around; I would have been shocked if they didn’t keep him.

gocrazy
5 years 6 months ago

I will always remember how huge he came up for the Cards in game 1 of the 06 series.

Triteon
5 years 6 months ago

Just thinking the same thing. That was the last time LaGenius was actually a genius.

Ricky Bones
5 years 6 months ago

Come on now.

The_Thing123
5 years 6 months ago

WoW 40 players that a lot one one team

Ricky Bones
5 years 6 months ago

Traditionally, teams maintain a 40-man roster. Welcome to the game of baseball.

astrostl
5 years 6 months ago

Hm, I think I’d classify him as a flyball pitcher (often but not always bad, see Johan Santana) with average peripherals. Seemed to like working up rather than down in the zone, which directly opposes the Dave Duncan ethos. His average fastball velocity has been below 90 over the past 3 major league seasons and the best K/9 he ever put up in the minors was 8.79. His velocity has been reported to be higher when pitching in the minors, but even then I still recall it as just being low/mid nineties. Low velocity, modest strikeouts != power pitcher in my book.