An offspeed pitch during a pre-spring training bullpen session effectively ended Alex Reyes' season before it began.
The St. Louis Cardinals said Wednesday the 22-year-old right-hander will have Tommy John surgery to replace a ruptured elbow ligament in his pitching arm.
"I was throwing a side at home and I felt something different," Reyes said. "It was just kind of a pain throughout my elbow that I hadn't felt before."
Reyes took a pre-spring training physical Tuesday, was sent for an MRI and received preliminary results that evening.
St. Louis forwarded the exam results to Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. Cardinals general manager...