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Who will feel the pain from Alex Reyes' injury?

Cardinals righty Alex Reyes had a 1.57 ERA in 12 appearances in 2016. Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports

If St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes had stayed healthy, he would have worked through 2017 with some inning restrictions -- something in the range of 140 to 150 innings -- limits that would have mitigated his importance to the Cardinals. But Reyes is a high-impact talent, a pitcher who can miss bats because of how good his stuff is. And now he is likely to miss the year, after suffering an elbow tear.

Ripples from this injury flow in a lot of directions, reaching a lot of different folks: