Cardinals Get Disappointing News With Alex Reyes Injury Update

Larry Rupp
The St. Louis Cardinals got disappointing news  regarding pitcher Alex Reyes' latest injury update.
The St. Louis Cardinals got disappointing news regarding pitcher Alex Reyes' latest injury update. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Opening Day of the 2022 MLB season is under a month away and teams across the league are putting together their starting lineups. It's not all good news for the St. Louis Cardinals, though. The team recently received a disappointing injury update regarding primary setup man Alex Reyes.

Alex Reyes Injury Update

Reyes is set to visit Dr. James Andrews in order to get a therapeutic injection in his right shoulder. The injection will speed up his recovery process and provide the team with a more solidified timeline for a return. Of course, Reyes has not thrown off of a mound all offseason due to his shoulder soreness.

The worst part of this update is that it rules Reyes out for Opening Day and beyond. The 27-year-old was hoping to audition for a rotation role after spending the entire 2021 season in the bullpen. For now, the team will simply have to wait until after the procedure to set up a new throwing schedule.

The fifth-year pro finished with a a 3.24 ERA in 2021 and struck out 95 batters in 72.1 innings pitched (69 appearances). Reyes has always struggled with his high walk rate and it led to Giovany Gallegos taking over the closer role. He is expected to be locked into that spot this upcoming season as well.

Keep an eye on any updates following Reyes' rehab in the coming weeks as he looks to work his way back onto the field. The Cardinals currently have odds set at +200 to win the NL Central division and odds set at +1800 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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