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Alex Reyes fractures pinky after punching wall

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ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 5: Alex Reyes #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch against the San Diego Padres in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on April 5, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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Cardinals starter Alex Reyes has had a forgettable 2019 season. He started the season on the big league roster, but allowed runs in three of four appearances before being demoted to Triple-A Memphis. The right-hander saw success there, pitching 7 2/3 scoreless innings across four appearances prior to his start on Thursday against Omaha. In that start, Reyes yielded three runs in 2 2/3 innings.

Frustrated by his performance versus Omaha, Reyes punched a wall, which resulted in a fractured left pinky,’s Jenifer Langosch reports. Reyes will report to extended spring training and will continue throwing, but he won’t be a part of active competition for about three weeks. If there’s any good news, it’s that Reyes punched the wall with his non-pitching hand. Crash Davis would be proud.

Reyes, 24, has logged just 53 innings in the majors since 2016. He was among baseball America’s top-20 prospects going into each of the last four seasons.

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