Minneapolis – Tigers bench coach Lloyd McClendon was there from the start with Victor Reyes. He remembers looking at this shy, skinny kid the Tigers took in the Rule 5 draft back in 2018 and shaking his head. The bat he was holding looked thicker than his arms.
“Victor has come a long, long way, believe me when I tell you that,” McClendon said with a chuckle. “You talk about hitters going from A to Z? We really had to start with A and work our way to B. There was no jumping any letters in his progression.