LINCOLN, NE – The Lincoln Saltdogs announced today they traded utility player Angel Reyes to the Wichita Wingnuts for two players to be named later and cash considerations. The Saltdogs signed outfielder Alex Glenn to a contract.
Glenn joins the Saltdogs after spending part of the 2018 season with the Sussex County Miners of the Can-Am League. The former 12th round draft pick spent parts of six seasons with the D-Backs, A’s and Marlins organizations before joining the Independent ranks.
The lefty peaked in Double-A where he hit .232 with 14 home runs over parts of three seasons. His best statistical season was in 2014 when he played in 124 games for High-A Visalia. The outfielder batted .285 with 24 home runs and 89 RBIs on the way to earning postseason All-Star honors. Glenn has swiped 63 bases in 79 tries over his career.
He played in 29 games for the Miners this season. The 27-year-old hit .226 with six RBIs and stole eight bases for the club.
The Florida Marlins picked Glenn in the 37th round out of high school but he elected to go to USC instead of the pros. He hit .190 and played in 77 games over two seasons for the Trojans. Then, he transferred to NAIA Arizona Christian for his junior season. The speedster hit .345 with eight home runs and 22 stolen bases while leading the Firestorm to the postseason for the first time in school history. The Diamondbacks selected him in the 12th round in 2012.
Reyes signed with the Saltdogs on April 9, 2018 after he spent six seasons in the Marlins organization. He made an impact with the ‘Dogs immediately. The righty smacked a game-tying home run in the eighth inning of the first game of the season.
The Venezuelan’s most memorable moment with the Saltdogs came against the team he is joining. Reyes belted a walk-off three-run homer on May 22nd to seal an 11-10 victory over the Wingnuts. The walk-off shot capped a dramatic comeback that saw the Saltdogs rally from down 10-1 in the fourth inning to win it in the ninth.
Reyes was terrific in his first 34 games as a Saltdog before injuring his ankle on June 23rd. At that point, he was hitting .333 with nine home runs and 28 RBIs. He owned an outstanding .583 slugging percentage and was 8-8 in stolen bases.
His numbered tapered off after recovering from the tweaked ankle. He hit .200 with one homer and two RBIs over his last 22 games with the team.
Overall, Reyes hit .287 with 10 home runs and 30 RBIs for the Saltdogs. He earned the American Association Player of the Week honor for the week ending on May 28th. He was the first Saltdogs player to earn the honor since Ian Gac on September 2, 2014.
Reyes hit .28 with 14 home runs over his six seasons in the Marlins’ farm system. He played every position except center field and right field in the minors, which were the two positions he played the most for the Saltdogs. He peaked at High-A Jupiter in 2017.
The Saltdogs (31-35) start a six-game homestand with a series against the Winnipeg Goldeyes. First pitch on Tuesday is at 6:45 PM with coverage beginning at 6:15 PM on ESPN 101.5 FM 1480 AM and http://saltdogs.com/stream.