CLEVELAND: Anthony Reyes has shifted his base of operations from Goodyear, Ariz., to Northeast Ohio.
After making two starts for the Indians' Arizona Summer League team, Reyes' next outing will be in Akron on Tuesday. Between pitching appearances, he can do his workout regimen at Progressive Field.
""He'll throw 50 pitches or three innings, whichever comes first,'' manager Manny Acta said this afternoon.
Reyes, who underwent elbow reconstruction surgery last year, made two starts in Arizona and gave up two earned runs, three hits and struck six in 4 13/ innings.
Before he is activated from the disabled list, Reyes probably will have to build up his pitch count to about 90. He can make two starts for the Aeros before they go on the road.
One slight complication: When Akron is away from home, so is Columbus, and Tribe officials would prefer that Reyes not have to travel. However, even though the competition would be less challenging, Reyes could remain in Cleveland and make a start for Lake County.
Acta expects Reyes to pitch this season for the Tribe.
""That's our plan,'' the manager said. ""We're still working through the process of whether he will start or be in the bullpen. We still look at him as a starter, but there might not be room for him in the rotation this year. If he does pitch in relief, one way or another we'll have to find a way to stretch his arm out over the winter.''