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Jose Reyes could be back in action as early as Saturday

Apr 8, 2010, 8:43 AM EDT

reyes headshot.JPGThe earliest possible day the Mets’ Jose Reyes could be activated is for Saturday’s game against the Nats. Based on how well his extended spring training is going, it’s looking more and more likely that, yes, he will be activated and back in the lineup that day.

“Barring setbacks,” Jerry Manuel says. Given that Reyes’ only issue after getting the greenlight on his thyroid appears to have been getting back into game shape, the only real setback I can see is if he takes up smoking or enters a chicken wing eating contest or something.

Heck, this whole thyroid thing may have even been a blessing in disguise inasmuch his legs might have benefited from the extra time off.

  1. newshound - Apr 8, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    I am so looking forward to the year Jose gets to play a full year, free of injury. He’s the most exciting player my Mets have had in years.

  2. Mike - Apr 8, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Knowing the Mets, Jose will probably trip on his shoelace coming out of the dugout on Saturday, and tear his ACL, and be out for the rest of the season.

  3. Benny Blanco - Apr 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Why even waste the time to write such a ridiculous comment?

  4. Abner - Apr 8, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Good one. I hope it doesn’t happent but it’s been a horrible couple of years

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