Alex Reyes Out For Remainder Of Season

Aug 23, 2016; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Alex Reyes (61) pitches to a New York Mets batter during the sixth inning at Busch Stadium. The Mets won 7-4. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Following a long comeback to the Majors after recovering from Tommy John surgery, Alex Reyes found his season cut short yet again.

What appeared to be a minor strain to his right lat ended up being much more serious than many thought. He underwent surgery in Philadelphia to repair a tendon in his right lat — a decision Reyes made after getting a second opinion.

General Manager Michael Girsch said the recovery time for an injury and surgery of this magnitude is around six months. While it isn’t over a yearlong recovery like Tommy John surgery, it’s certainly deflating news to Reyes and the Cardinals.

Reyes’ only start of the season, May 30 in Milwaukee showed he could be an added talent to an already impressive, young pitching staff.

In his final inning of the start, it was obvious something was wrong when his fastball dropped to the low 90’s. A Yahoo! report turned out accurate on Reyes’ injury.

His absence from the rotation for the remainder of 2018 means both Jack Flaherty and Luke Weaver will remain in the rotation from the rest of the season.

Reyes has excited Cardinals fans for years, but they’ll have to wait one more year to see how the flame-thrower performs.

Jack Parodi covers the St. Louis Cardinals and you can find him on Twitter @jack_parodi