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Rehabbing Reyes focused on return to Majors

Rehabbing Reyes focused on return to Majors

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CLEVELAND -- One year removed from Tommy John surgery, Anthony Reyes just wants to pitch in the Major Leagues again.

Not much else matters to the Indians right-hander, who will start for Double-A Akron on Tuesday in his third rehabilitation outing.

Reyes is slated to throw three innings, or approximately 50 pitches.

"Right now, I just have to focus on preparing myself to go out there and make sure I don't try to do too much, just because I haven't been out there for a long time," said Reyes, who last appeared in a Major League game on May 22, 2009.

"As long as I make pitches, the command and the velocity will come eventually. It's basically just about getting the feel back and getting those innings under my belt. Feeling good afterwards is the most important thing for me."

Manager Manny Acta said Reyes -- who went 1-1 with a 6.57 ERA in eight starts last year -- could rejoin the Tribe later this season, either as a starter or a reliever.

"That's the goal," Reyes said. "I just need to make sure I stay healthy and go through the [rehab] process the best I can. I just want to come back. That's basically my goal."

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