Anthony Reyes had a sore elbow shut down his 2008 season early. So far this spring, Reyes has yet to allow a run and said that he feels no effect of last years elbow problems. This is fantastic news for Tribe fans! Reyes has pitched five innings and only allowed three hits and one walk, also posting five strikeouts. He threw three scoreless, perfect innings against the White Sox on Monday.
Mark Shapiro has declared that if Anthony Reyes can stay healthy that he will probably make the team as a starter. Manager Eric Wedge likes what he has seen so far, but is a little more apprehensive. Wedge says that the four and five spots in the rotation remain open. The 27-year-old Reyes knows it is pretty much his destination to control.
Reyes credits his offseason work ethic for his success. He spent time with a personal trainer and donned a wetsuit a couple of times a week to surf. He says he grew up surfing and enjoys the full-body workout he gets from riding the waves.
Reyes was obtained on July 26, via trade, from St. Louis for minor-league rightie Luis Perdomo. In six starts Reyes was 2-1, with a 1.83 ERA. He really wants the Indians to know they made a good trade and has used that for inspiration during the rehab process.