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Both Alex Reyes and Genesis Cabrera are expected to be activated by the Cardinals on Friday.
Reyes tested positive for COVID-19 back in July. He has pitched just seven innings in the big leagues since 2016 and will need to prove himself before he's worth adding in even the deepest of fantasy leagues. He'll likely operate as a reliever to start out.
Alex Reyes (undisclosed) has been absent from summer camp and is close to joining the Cardinals.
Reyes has been absent from summer camp for undisclosed reasons. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt said “both pitchers (Genesis Cabrerra) could be at Busch Stadium early next week.” Reyes’ status for Opening Day is questionable, but there is hope he able to join his teammates for summer camp soon.
RHP Alex Reyes has not yet participated in any workouts at Cardinals’ summer camp.
The Cardinals cancelled workouts on Monday, it’s unclear if Reyes would have been able to participate. Reyes has upside and projects to be used as a middle-and-high end reliever. The 25-year-old owned a 15.00 ERA and a 2.67 WHIP across three innings in 2019.
Alex Reyes is currently working on a starters' schedule thus far this spring.
Reyes was thought to assume a high-leverage bullpen role this year but the Cardinals might give him the chance to start during Grapefruit League play. The team has two rotation openings at the moment. The current favorites for those spots are Carlos Martinez and Kwang-Hyun Kim. As of now we would still bet on Reyes opening the year in the bullpen after missing so much time with injuries the past few seasons.
The Cardinals are hoping RHP Alex Reyes winds up with a "high-leverage" bullpen role this season.
Reyes has dealt with a plethora of injuries in recent seasons and wasn't even that effective when with the big-league club last year. Still, he's just 25 years old and possesses the raw talent to be come an electric weapon out of the bullpen.