The Orioles announced yesterday that right-hander Denyi Reyes has been assigned to Triple-A after being outrighted off the team’s 40-man roster. Reyes was designated for assignment on Wednesday and cleared waivers.
Reyes is a veteran of seven pro seasons, with the first six coming in the Red Sox organization before he inked a minor league free agent deal with Baltimore this past offseason. This time with the O’s saw Reyes make his Major League debut, as he tossed 7 2/3 innings over three appearances (posting a 2.35 ERA) this season.
Control has been Reyes’ biggest asset during his career, as he has only a 3.7% walk rate over his 584 1/3 innings in the minor leagues. While Reyes has always been able to avoid free passes, his overall results have diminished as he has moved up the minor league ladder, resulting in a 4.18 ERA in 209 Double-A innings and an ugly 7.50 ERA in 42 frames of Triple-A ball. Home runs have increasingly become a problem for Reyes, as his homer rate has spiked over the last two seasons.
Since he was previously outrighted off Boston’s roster back in 2020, Reyes had the ability to reject the Orioles’ outright assignment in favor of becoming a free agent. With no word yet on his decision, it appears for now as if he’ll remain in the organization, giving the O’s some extra long relief depth. Reyes has started 81 of 126 career games in the minors, but has seen more work as something of a swingman over the last two seasons.