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Lefty Reyes Changes Arm Slot

Lefty Reyes Changes Arm Slot

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes made his second start (third appearance) of the spring on Thursday against the Minnesota Twins. Reyes allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits over 2.1 innings with a pair of walks. After his outing, Reyes said he changed his arm slot over the off-season, and is trying to work through the new adjustment.

"I’ve just been working on a lot of stuff this spring training, something new I haven’t been doing my whole career, so it’s really a progression. Once it clicks, I’ll be fine," Reyes said. "Just some mechanical stuff in my delivery that changed my arm slot. It’s just a different arm angle. I’m just getting used to it. I’ll be good for a couple pitches, then fall back, not repeating it and that’s where the issues are coming in."

Reyes said he talked with Manager Clint Hurdle and pitching coach Ray Searage over the off-season where he started putting it to use.

"It’s like my head pulling out, bu...

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