Reynolds expects to help Rockies
Right-hander Greg Reynolds, who suffered a bone chip in his right elbow after being hit by a line drive just before Spring Training games began, has just reached the point of throwing from 60 feet. Chances are, he’ll begin the season in extended spring training.
But Reynolds, who had shoulder problems all of 2009 and essentially had a lost year, believes he’ll help the Rockies this season. Reynolds, after undegoing a postseason surgery to correct labrum damage, showed up in Tucson with improved mechanics and good action on his pitches.
Reynolds was a quick riser through the Minors. The Rockies considered bringing him to the Majors in 2007 and did call him up in 2008. But his repeated shoulder issues stopped him from sticking in the Majors.
“I feel I can definitely get back to not only what I was doing for a short period in this camp, but what I was doing a couple years ago before I started having setback after setback,” Reynolds said. “I have all the confidence in the world.”