Arturo Abram Reyes…he and wife Cassandra reside in Warden, Wash., with their daughter, Paisley…graduated from Warden High School…played collegiate baseball at Columbia Basin Community College before transferring to Gonzaga University, where he was a teammate of Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales…was 6-3 with a 3.79 ERA and 3 saves in 20 G/59.1 IP during his senior season…has a brother, Jorge, who was a member of the Oregon State University National Champion squad in 2007 and pitched in the Padres and Braves organizations (2009-15)…Nashville manager Darwin Barney was also on that 2007 Beavers squad.
Was a late signee with Tampa Bay before spring training and combined to go 11-7 with a 4.42 ERA, 1.31 WHIP figure, and a career-high 112 SO over 28 G/23 GS with Durham (AAA) and Montgomery (AA)…named an International League mid-season All-Star, but did not pitch in Triple-A All-Star Game on 7/10 in El Paso…opened the year in the Southern League and posted quality starts in each of his last 4 outings before an early May promotion to Durham…over 14 starts spanning both leagues from 4/11-6/24, went 9-3 with a 2.81 ERA (26 ER/83.1 IP), 1.008 WHIP, and opp. slash of .202/.264/.371/.636…beginning 6/30, was 1-4, 6.84 (38 ER/50.0 IP) in final 13 G as opponents batted .311 with a .876 OPS…final span included a stint on injured list from 7/6-14 with right quad strain...pitched 3 times in relief in IL playoffs, as Durham was swept in the championship round.
Pitched for Team Mexico in Premier 12 Tournament in November...went 1-0, 0.68 (1 ER/13.1 IP) in 3 G/ GS in the tournament, as he started the bronze medal game on 11/17/19 at the Tokyo Dome against the U.S., a 3-2 walk-off win for Mexico in 10 innings…the win allowed Mexico to qualify for the Olympics for the 1st time...only run allowed was a 1st-inning solo HR to Angels prospect Jo Adell in that final contest.
Received an invitation to Major League Spring Training... Began the season with three relief appearances of 3.0 innings or more, was moved to a starting role for six starts and returned to the bullpen following an injury... Placed on the 7-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain (5/22). Was reinstated on 7/18 following a rehabilitation assignment to the GCL Cardinals... Was 3-2 with a 3.66 ERA in six starts and 2-3 with a 5.17 ERA and one save as a relief pitcher... Ranked 10th among Cardinals minor league pitchers with a .251 opponent batting average... Tied for the Pacific Coast League lead with a career-high three balks... Made two relief appearances in the Pacific Coast League playoffs and threw 2.0 innings allowing three runs... Pitched for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League and made 10 appearances, posting marks of 0-0, 6.23 ERA in 13.0 innings with 12 strikeouts and one save.