08/13/08 10:00 AM ET
Reyes adjusting on the fly
Indians' newest starter talks life on, off field in Q&A session
By Anthony Castrovince / MLB.com
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Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.