Indians Re-Sign Anthony Reyes

The Indians re-signed Anthony Reyes to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, according to the team. The right-hander became a free agent last month when the Indians outrighted him off of their 40-man roster.

Reyes, 29, underwent reconstructive elbow surgery in June of 2009 after making eight starts for the Indians and posting a 6.57 ERA with 5.2 K/9 and 5.4 BB/9 in 38.1 innings. He spent the 2010 season rehabbing and made five minor league starts before working on his mechanics with the big league staff and pitching in the Fall Instructional League.

Once a top prospect with the Cardinals, Reyes rose quickly through the St. Louis system and struck out more than a batter per inning with excellent command in the minors from 2004-06. However, he has faltered since winning the opening game of the 2006 World Series.

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6 Comments on "Indians Re-Sign Anthony Reyes"

4 years 9 months ago

I remember this guy. He use to be Mark Prior’s teammate and the number one prospect of the Cardinals.

Those were the days.

4 years 9 months ago

He was supposed to be the superior of the best of the Cards two big pitching prospects. Wainwright had just been so disappointing in Memphis…

Pseudonymus Bosch
4 years 9 months ago

That was a great World Series Game 1 performance.

4 years 9 months ago

I will always remember his flat brim and candy cane socks. I thought he was going to be a stud, it sucks when guys get derailed by injuries.

4 years 9 months ago

Well, good luck to him. He pitched forever with a bad elbow and was up and down-terribly inconsistent. Then they fix the elbow and he really couldn’t find the plate then. Maybe with more time, he’s okay again. Or maybe not. If I’m the Indians, I do exactly what they did-minor league deal with a spring invite. If I’m Reyes, I take that deal, keep working, and hope all I needed was more recovery time.

4 years 9 months ago

Well now the Indians can print those 2011 World Series Tickets. Maybe next they will bring back Bartolo Colon off the scrap heap to be the #5 starter.

Ya Baby I’m on my way to purchase my 2011 season tickets. Now Chris Antonetti can brag his bags and leave the winter metting after a job well done.