Cards' top pitching prospect to make MLB debut tonight

Tuesday, August 9, 2005

MILWAUKEE -- Right-hander Anthony Reyes, the top pitching prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, will make his major league debut tonight at Milwaukee.

Manager Tony La Russa, whose team has just one off day this month, said Monday that he'll activate Reyes before the game and that the pitcher will likely be sent back to Triple-A Memphis afterward.

The 23-year-old Reyes was 7-4 with a 3.44 ERA in 19 starts at Memphis. He also was impressive in four spring training starts for the Cardinals.

"I'm looking forward to seeing him tomorrow," La Russa said. "If he's himself, he'll give us a chance to win."

-- AP

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