JUPITER, FL (KTVI) – St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Alex Reyes got an MRI Tuesday afternoon over concerns about soreness in his throwing elbow.
A source told ESPN that Reyes, 22, has a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament and will require season-ending Tommy John surgery. The Cardinals have not confirmed that report.
General manager John Mozeliak said Reyes alerted team doctors before a schedule physical. Mozeliak said the team would react Wednesday after learning the results of the scan.
The Cardinals opened spring training for pitchers and catchers Tuesday in Jupiter, Florida. Reyes was expected to compete for a role as one of the five starting pitchers. He made his major league debut last August and earned a 4-1 record with a 1.57 ERA.
Reyes had been expected to pitch for the Dominican Republic in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
— Zac Choate (@ZacChoate) February 14, 2017