Aside from the Dodgers’ closing situation, the Dodgers’ bullpen was one of the best in all of baseball. LA had many guys they could turn to to get them out of a jam or get three quick outs, and the Dodgers will try to add to their bullpen.
One of the players LA will reportedly try to add is former Cardinals’ reliever Alex Reyes.
#Dodgers are among a long list of teams showing interest in former All-Star closer Alex Reyes.
Reyes missed last season due to injuries but was one of the best relievers in the NL when healthy in 2021.
— Juan Toribio (@juanctoribio) November 27, 2022
Many of you may find that name familiar, as he was responsible for giving up the Wild card walk-off to Chris Taylor in the 2021 postseason.
Reyes has spent his entire career with the Cardinals debuting in 2016 until ultimately getting non-tendered by St. Louis a couple of days ago, making him a free agent.
The 28-year olds best season came in 2021. He pitched in 69 games, going 10-8 with a 3.24 ERA, 95 strikeouts, and 1.35 WHIP in 72.1 innings pitched. And he was selected to his first All-Star game last season.
He has struggled mightily with injuries throughout his entire career. In 2022, he missed the whole year due to shoulder soreness. In 2017, Reyes underwent Tommy John surgery and missed all that season. The constant theme with Reyes has been that he missed a lot of time due to injury, specifically with his shoulder.
Suppose anyone can take the gamble and is willing to do so, is the Dodgers. They’ve signed so many players who are either injured or injury-prone, and more times than not, it has worked out in their favor.
A recent example is Tommy Kahnle; the Dodgers signed Tommy knowing he would miss 2021 due to Tommy John surgery.
When healthy, Alex is a great reliever, and he was considered one of baseball’s best prospects during his time in the St. Louis farm system.
What do you think, Dodger fans? Should the Dodgers go after Alex Reyes?
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