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Reyes Leaves Team


The New York Mets have placed second baseman Jose Reyes on the team’s bereavement list.  Reyes is flying back to the Dominican Republic to attend the funeral of his paternal grandmother who passed away at the age of 80.

Players placed on the major’s bereavement list must miss a minimum of 3 games, so the team is hoping Reyes will rejoin the lineup for Thursday’s finale with Pittsburgh.

New York will certainly miss their leadoff man, even if it is only for a few games.  Reyes leads the team in a handful of offensive categories.

Entering Tuesday, Reyes’s average of .335 is the 6th best in the majors.  He is tied for third with 17 doubles and leads the league in hits (76), triples (8), and stolen bases (19).

With Reyes on the bereavement list, the Mets find themselves missing 3 of their 4 starting infielders.  The team lost first baseman Ike Davis and third baseman David Wright to the disabled list earlier this month.

After winning 4 series in a row, the Mets have dropped their last three.  The team sits at a mark of 25-28 entering Tuesday night’s contest against the Pirates.