Earlier this week, Franmil Reyes found his name in headlines for all the wrong reasons.
The Cleveland Indians’ slugger was halted from returning to Progressive Field after video surfaced of him attending a Fourth of July party without wearing a mask. By doing so, he forced the team to stonewall him from practice until he tested negative for COVID-19.
Reyes has since been cleared and, for what it’s worth, was extremely apologetic while swearing this was a one-time occurrence.
The hope is that’s true, mainly so he can get back to doing what he does best — annihilating baseballs.
In fact, as he prepares for his first full campaign in an Indians uniform, there’s reason to believe Reyes is about to make his presence known across the majors.