Jose Reyes Nearing Mets Return


Jose Reyes took a big step towards returning for the Mets last night, as the All-Star played in his first of three Minor League rehab games.  Reyes suited up at shortstop for Doulbe-A Binghamton.

Reyes went 0-1 on the night with a walk and run scored before exiting the game in the 5th inning.  Reyes walked on four pitches during his first at bat, reached second on a balk and then got to trot home following a home run.  During his second plate appearance he flied out to deep left.

Defensively, there was only one ball hit in Reyes’ general direction, but he made no plays in the field all night.

Needless to say, the hamstring that sent Reyes to the disabled list didn’t exactly get tested last evening.

Reyes has been out since early August with the aforementioned hammy issue.  Reyes strained his muscle while on the base paths and was soon after placed on the DL.

It was his second hamstring inflicted DL trip of the season and his leg has caused him to miss time in the past as well.

Many speculated the injury could be costing Reyes millions as he appears set to enter free agency this winter.  The hamstring problems may reinforce his fragile state to teams and cause them to become wary of handing him a long term mega deal.

But Reyes has put up MVP caliber numbers this season, and with him entering his prime while playing a premium position, interest in his services is likely to remain high.

New York plans to have Reyes play in two more games this weekend before activating their shortstop for Monday’s series opener with the Marlins.

Reyes is set to log 7 innings tonight and then a full 9 Saturday before his return.

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