OH – Cleveland Indians pitcher Anthony Reyes will continue his rehab assignment
Tuesday night with the Akron Aeros at Canal Park. Reyes will start tomorrow in
Akron’s matchup against the Bowie Baysox and is Sunday afternoon’s expected
starter as well. The right-hander underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow
surgery on June 12th, 2009 and will initially be on a three-inning
or 50-pitch limit, whichever occurs first.
last pitched for the Indians on May 22nd of last season against the
Cincinnati Reds before landing on the disabled list with his right elbow
injury. He went 1-1 with a 6.57 ERA in eight MLB starts in 2009 and has already
made two starts this year during his rehabilitation with the rookie-level
Arizona League Indians. He was 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA in his 4.1 innings pitched,
striking out six against two walks and three runs (two earned).
acquired Reyes from the St. Louis Cardinals organization in a trade on July 26th,
2008 for former Aero reliever Luis Perdomo and cash. A product of the
University of Southern California, Reyes owns a 13-26 record and a 5.12 ERA
across 67 games (52 starts) in his five-year major league career. He is a
member of the Indians 40-man roster but does not count against the limit
because he is on the 60-day disabled list.
Cardinals originally selected Reyes in the 15th round of the June
2003 Draft and he most recently pitched in Double-A in 2004 with the Tennessee
Diamond Jaxx of the Southern League. He was 6-2 with a 3.03 ERA in 12 starts
for Tennessee that year, and he has a career 18-11 record with a 3.15 ERA in 55
Class AAA starts. Baseball America
named him the top pitching prospect in the St. Louis organization prior to the
2005 and 2006 seasons and he was the winning pitcher in Game 1 of the 2006
Akron begins a weeklong home stand tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Canal
Park against the second-place Bowie Baysox. Tonight is Dollar Dog Monday and all
Aeros fans can acquire FREE ticket vouchers for the game at any local Ritzman
Pharmacy location. Eastern League All-Star Paolo Espino (9-3, 3.71 ERA) will make the
start Monday night for the Aeros against Bowie’s Chorye Spoone (7-5, 3.70 ERA).
Monday evening’s radio broadcast begins at 6:50 p.m. on Fox Sports 1350 AM and
at www.akronaeros.com. For more
information, please call the Akron Aeros team offices at (330) 253-5151.