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Jose Reyes placed on DL, “very likely” to miss 2-3 weeks with hamstring injury

Aug 8, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

Jose Reyes AP

UPDATE: Reyes has been placed on the disabled list.


No official word from the Mets yet on Jose Reyes‘ hamstring injury, but general manager Sandy Alderson just said during a radio interview with WFAN in New York that the shortstop is “very likely” to miss 2-3 weeks.

Reyes spent two weeks on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring last month and aggravated the same injury yesterday, leaving in the second inning.

Justin Turner moved from second base to shortstop yesterday, with Willie Harris coming into the game at second base, but the Mets have recalled Ruben Tejada from Triple-A to give them some middle infield depth in Reyes’ absence.

It’s hard to imagine relatively minor hamstring problems really hurting Reyes’ stock much as he heads to free agency, but he’ll likely end up missing at least 30 games this season after sitting out 29 games last year and 126 games in 2009. Even if he comes back in just two weeks and stays healthy for the stretch run Reyes will have played in 301 of 486 games since the start of 2009.

Of course, he’s also a 28-year-old shortstop with a good glove, excellent speed, and an .884 OPS, so tweaked hamstring or not teams will be lining up to sign him for huge money in a few months.

  1. SmackSaw - Aug 8, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Package marked “Fragile”

  2. sdelmonte - Aug 8, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    If the Mets are a little shy about offering him more than five years, I won’t blame them. At the same time, we all know there will be one team that will offer him seven years for no good reason.

  3. kellyb9 - Aug 8, 2011 at 4:09 PM

    Well since he’s on the Mets, he won’t exactly be MISSING those weeks.

    • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 8, 2011 at 4:20 PM

      Oh, but his next contract will. Unless the Nationals are planning on having the worst team in baseball in 2016-2017 I don’t see anyone going crazy to offer him anything longer than the 5 years the Mets are allegedly planning to offer.

  4. willo3g - Aug 9, 2011 at 6:38 AM

    There we go again, i hope B. Posey survive and get fully recovery because players are like wrecked cars, “once they get hit they never look the same”

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