Jo-Jo Reyes waited almost two weeks after spring training to get in a game, and when he did he got demolished, to the tune of 9 runs, 10 hits, including 2 homeruns. But we all knew Jo-Jo wasn't any good, so why didn't the Braves? This is nothing that hasn't happened in any of the last three seasons, in which his ERA has never been below 5.81. This guy, for all of his perceived talent, is not a Major League pitcher, and it is so frustrating as to why the Braves keep trying to insist that he is.
So the Braves are placing him on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained knee. Even Bobby Cox is getting preemptively defensive about this kind of injury:
"[Reyes'] knee is bad," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "It really is. It's not an excuse. It's really bad."
In his place the team will recall Michael Dunn, who is the guy that should have made the team to begin with. He was actually cut a couple of weeks before the season, which surprised me, since he was clearly a pitcher with more upside and better stuff right now.
In Reyes' defense, he tweaked the knee after facing two batters, but he did surrender a double and a single to those two batters. So in theory he was more effective once he got injured since he actually got some outs. Either way, I'd be happy not seeing him in Atlanta again this year.