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Jose Reyes leaves game with left hamstring tightness

Jul 2, 2011, 5:06 PM EDT

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We can probably cool that talk about Carl Crawford money. At least for now.

According to Ken Rosenthal of, Jose Reyes was pulled from today’s game against the Yankees after two innings with left hamstring tightness.

Reyes apparently felt tightness while beating out an infield single in the bottom of the first inning. Oddly, he stayed in the game though the bottom of the second inning before being replaced by Ruben Tejada at shortstop to begin the top of the third.

The Mets are calling Reyes’ exit “precautionary,” though his history with hamstring injuries naturally raises some level of concern. On the bright side, this isn’t the same hamstring that he tore in 2009.

Reyes, 28, currently leads the majors with a .354 batting average, 124 hits and 15 triples. He has appeared in 80 of the Mets’ 83 games this season.

  1. bigyankeemike - Jul 2, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    Carl Pavano money.

  2. yankeesjetsknicksrangers - Jul 2, 2011 at 8:59 PM

    I’m sure Fred Wilpon isn’t losing sleep over this, also wouldn’t be surprised if he was spotted knocking down a few drinks in relief.

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 2, 2011 at 10:02 PM

    Sure, the Mets can throw a bunch of money at Reyes, but if they do they might as well sign Harden, Webb, Nelly Cruz, Nick Johnson and all the other guys who can tease you with elite potential only to sit on the DL.

    Let’s face it, if building an elite DL were the goal, the Mets would have rings on all 7 or 8 of their fingers.

    • pisano - Jul 3, 2011 at 12:42 AM

      It’s a damn shame Pavano’s ass muscle strain healed up because he would have been proud to be on that list of frauds.

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