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Friday, June 29, 2007
With Braden Looper returning from the disabled list to start Sunday, the Cardinals have to make a roster move and have to remove a member of the rotation. [Anthony] Reyes does not have another start scheduled.
“He pitched well enough (Wednesday) night that you would hope that he could get another opportunity,” Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty said. “But he may not because of the numbers. We think very highly of Anthony and we believe he can have consistency and success at the major-league level. We have to decide how best to help him achieve that.”
Reyes said he continues to be troubled by why he throws with better velocity in Class AAA than he does in the majors. The reports the Cardinals got from his three minor-league starts this season confirm that feeling. The radar gun there reads him at 93-94 mph consistently. He touched 93 mph several times Wednesday but has consistently thrown between 88-90 mph in the majors.
Other pitchers have seen a similar dip in velocity from Triple-A Memphis to the Cardinals, leading the possibility it’s the guns, not the arm. But Reyes feels like he’s throwing with less sizzle.
Posted: June 29, 2007 at 05:18 AM | 6 comment(s)
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