The 2022 season could be over for relief pitcher Alex Reyes of St. Louis Cardinals before it started. According to Katie Woo of The AthleticReyes is scheduled to have shoulder surgery later this month and will most likely miss the rest of the year.
Reyes, 27, has not featured this season after he was included on the 60-day injury list in March due to shoulder pain.
After making his MLB debut in 2016, Reyes missed the entire 2017 season after he underwent Tommy John surgery during the off-season. He also missed most of the 2018 season due to surgery to repair a torn tendon in his lat muscle.
Reyes eventually recovered with a healthy, full season in 2021 and earned an All-Star title after starting 20 for 20 thanks to saving opportunities as the Cardinals drew closer. However, he struggled the following season, and it ended with Reyes giving up a two-way run home against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Wild Card Game.
The Cardinals have counted on Giovanny Gallegos as the team is closer so far in the 2022 season and he has scored eight saves with two leads.