Confirming what was already suspected, John Vuch indicated to me that Adam Reifer’s knee injury will require surgery. He’s likely out for the rest of the regular season though there is a chance that he could participate in the Arizona Fall League.
Adam Reifer had been moved into the closer’s role following the promotion of Fernando Salas and Eduardo Sanchez to the major league team. Shortly thereafter, Reifer injured his knee coming off the mound to field a ball. He’ll conclude the year with a somewhat odd stat line. In 6.1 innings, he allowed 7 hits, 1 walk for 1 ER but struck out just 1. He did show strong groundball rates during his brief 2011 effort.
Reifer had shown improvements as he moved up the minor league organization posting a better than 3:1 K:BB rate for the first time in 2010. Reifer will be 25 in June.