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Reyes Named EL Player of the Week

July 19, 2010 - Eastern League (EL1)
New Hampshire Fisher Cats News Release


New Hampshire Fisher Cats starting pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes (1-0, 0.00) has been named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the span ending July 18. The 25-year old from West Covina, CA made his Fisher Cats debut on Friday night at Merchantsauto.com Stadium against the visiting Binghamton Mets, and allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out six batters in eight scoreless innings on way to a 6-2 Fisher Cats victory. Reyes carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the B-Mets before allowing a one-out double to Jonathan Malo.

Reyes was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays on July 14, 2010 in a trade involving Alex Gonzalez going to the Atlanta Braves. The 6'2", 230-pounder out of Riverside Poly High School made his Major League debut on July 7, 2007, and opened the 2010 season in Atlanta before being placed on the DL with a hyper extended knee on April 15. The 43rd overall pick in the 2003 MLB Draft has spent most of the 2010 schedule at Triple-A Gwinnett, posting a 1-5 record with 50 strikeouts and a 5.70 ERA over 47.1 innings. Reyes appeared in 41 MLB games from 2007-2010.

Reyes becomes the sixth Fisher Cats player to earn player of the week honors in 2010, following fellow pitchers Luis Perez (April 18) and Kyle Drabek (July 4), outfielders Darin Mastroianni (May 9) and Adam Calderone (May 16), as well as infielder Shawn Bowman (June 7).

The Fisher Cats open a three-game set against the Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox on Monday night at Merchantsauto.com Stadium. An Atlas Fireworks Show follows the game. Fans will also be playing USA Subs Baseball Bingo, and celebrating Christmas in July at the ballpark. For tickets, call (603) 641-2005 or visit nhfishercats.com.

Reyes' next start will be on Wednesday, July 21 in the series finale against Portland. The Sea Dogs will counter with top prospect Casey Kelly. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.


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