Reyes homers again in Tribe spring loss to Brewers

Franmil Reyes

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Opening Day is 10 days away, but Franmil Reyes looks ready now.

The Indians slugger homered again Monday, his 4th of the spring and second in 2 days, in a 6-3 loss to Milwaukee.

Reyes is hitting .333 this spring with 6 RBI and said “I feel great” repeatedly after the game.

“We got something special for you guys,” Reyes said on a media zoom call. “I feel great about my team.”

Reyes, 25, his 9 HR last season in 59 games, and will be counted on this year for even more power with Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor gone.

Tribe starter Triston McKenzie gave up 3 homers, and 6 runs total, in 4 2/3 innings.

McKenzie’s spring ERA is now 7.53 but said “today was a lot better” in terms of his tempo on the mound and communication with catcher Roberto Perez.

Bryan Shaw worked a 1-2-3 sixth inning, lowering his spring ERA to 3.12 and appears to be close to locking up a job in the Tribe bullpen.

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