Cardinals top prospect Alex Reyes has MRI on first day of camp

Alex Reyes needed an MRI on the first day of camp. (Getty Images/Jon Durr)

It didn’t take long for the baseball gods to try and claim their first victim. St. Louis Cardinals top pitching prospect Alex Reyes underwent an MRI on Tuesday after experiencing right elbow discomfort.

While the MRI results are not expected until Wednesday, the news surrounding Reyes has slowly escalated throughout the day. The whole ordeal started after Reyes skipped his throwing session Tuesday. He was not cleared by the team’s training staff. That’s what set off the red flags.

Eventually, Reyes underwent an MRI. While that’s never a good thing, it’s also a standard move in this situation. You don’t want to take any chances with a player as talented as Reyes.

With Cardinals fans already in a panic, manager Mike Matheny added fuel to the fire. When asked about the MRI, Matheny…