Cardinals right-hander Alex Reyes will undergo shoulder surgery later this week, club president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said Monday. Reyes has not yet pitched this season because of a frayed labrum near the shoulder socket.
Reyes, 27, is in his sixth year with the Cardinals, but shoulder soreness has kept him from pitching this season. He’s coming off an All-Star season in 2021, his first as a dedicated reliever. Reyes held a 3.24 ERA over 69 appearances last season, with 29 saves and a 10-8 record.
Cardinals manager Oli Marmol said last week that the club shut down down Reyes after he felt more soreness in his shoulder during a throwing session. Reyes missed the 2017 season after Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Earlier Monday, the Cardinals moved catcher Yadier Molia to the bereavement list (for a maximum of seven days) and called up rookie catcher Iván Herrera from Triple-A Memphis. Herrera would make his debut if he appears.
Also, outfielder Dylan Carlson (left hamstring strain) and lefty Steven Matz (left shoulder impingement) were moved to the injured list and outfielder Lars Nootbaar and right-hander Matthew Liberatore were put back on the roster.
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