St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Alex Reyes

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It's Just Class-A But Alex Reyes Dominated His 2nd Rehab Start

Memorial Day could be a very exciting day in Cardinals nation. 

May 15, 2018 - 8:13 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Alex Reyes is only 168 miles and about two weeks away from his return to the St. Louis Cardinals. The orgainzation's No. 1 prospect made another stellar start Monday night, this time with the Class-A Peoria Chiefs and is now likely just two more rehab starts away from coming off the disabled list. 

Reyes threw 80 pitches through five innings, striking out 12, walking two and allowing one hit. But what you're probably most excited about, he hit 100-MPH on the radar gun, according to the Chiefs. 

It was his second live apperance since Tommy John surgery in February 2017, his first came last week for the Class-A Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals. He threw three and one-third shutout innings. 

Reyes helped Peoria to a 5-2 win against the Clinton LumberKings (Seattle Mariners affiliate) – he struck out the first three batters he faced.

The Cardinals, when looking at the current rotation, will be showing great restraint to not immediatley promote baseball's No. 23 overall prospect. Carlos Martinez will miss a start this week as he is on the 10-day DL and Adam Wainwright could soon be joining him after Sunday's struggles. 

Next for Reyes will likely be a start in Double-A Springfield this weekend or early next week, then his final rehab start could be at Triple-A Memphis – before returning to the majors. He still can't make a MLB apperance until Monday, May 28. 

But Memorial Day could be a very exciting day in Cardinals nation.