Reyes, Acta catch up at Progressive Field

Reyes, Acta catch up at Progressive Field

Reyes, Acta catch up at Progressive Field
CLEVELAND -- Interleague Play sometimes gives players, coaches and managers a chance to catch up with each other.

Indians manager Manny Acta previously was the third-base coach of the Mets when Jose Reyes was in New York.

Reyes, the Marlins shortstop, was able to have a few words with Acta before Friday's game at Progressive Field.

"I've seen him," Acta said of the four-time All-Star shortstop. "I don't want to see him again from the other side. No, he's a guy that everybody -- from the fans to the visiting team -- enjoys watching him play. He's got so much energy, from Day 1 until the last day. He brings so much to the table with his defense, his arm strength, speed and ability.

"He's just one of the elite players in the game. I enjoyed my time with him. He's great. He's a handful on the other side, so I'm not looking forward to it. But, yeah, he's one of those guys that fans probably appreciate Interleague for. Unless you play them, you're not going to get to see one of the best players in the game."

For Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, facing the Indians gives him a chance to see his brother-in-law. Cleveland pitching coach Scott Radinsky's wife, Darlenys, is the sister of Guillen's wife, Ibis.

"He's the best pitching coach in the game," Guillen told reporters, then laughed saying his brother-in-law has three children to feed.