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Jose Reyes expected to miss three months with severe ankle sprain

Apr 13, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

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The news is in on Jose Reyes‘ left ankle. And it’s not good.

According to Scott MacArthur of TSN Radio 1050, Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos told reporters in Kansas City this afternoon that Reyes is expected to miss three months. This is essentially the worst-case scenario of the timetable presented by Anthopoulos last night.

While a fracture has been ruled out, Reyes is dealing with what is being called a “severe sprain.” He’ll undergo another MRI once the swelling goes down, but the Blue Jays are prepared to get by without him until mid-July.

The Blue Jays will go with the newly-promoted Munenori Kawasaki at shortstop tonight while Emilio Bonifacio will start in right field and Jose Bautista will move back to his former position at third base. Of course, the Bautista move is only temporary, as Brett Lawrie should be ready to return from his rib cage injury soon.

According to MacArthur, Anthopoulos acknowledged again today that he’s looking into trade possibilities at shortstop and is valuing defense over offense.

  1. aklolzer - Apr 13, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    How about Brendan Ryan for Brandon morrow?

  2. buffalomafia - Apr 13, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    It could be longer than that? A sprained ankle actually takes longer to heal than a broken ankle.

    Get well soon! I need u in my FBB lineup!

    • paperlions - Apr 13, 2013 at 6:12 PM

      Yeah, when I saw the injury….I thought 3 months minimum to be back to anything close to 100%. Depending on what they find when the swelling goes down, his season could just about be over.

  3. ronswansonsdinner - Apr 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    Please take Escobar back.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 13, 2013 at 5:45 PM

      Nice try, but that bridge has been burnt.

  4. cur68 - Apr 13, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Damn. It.

    Best player on the team so far. By a margin too wide to calculate. Reyes was a model of consistency, enthusiasm, and skill. I recall people talking about his attitude when he was a Met. What a load of crap. The team wasn’t winning but you couldn’t fault this guy. He played every day like his hair was on fire. He played heads up and focussed on his job. Just tons of heart and smart baseball play. He’ll be missed.

    All in all, it could actually have been worse. Could have been a knee.

    Get well soon, Jose.

  5. mungman69 - Apr 13, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    Yes, it will take a looog time for this ankle to heal.

  6. rodge1 - Apr 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    The Marlins actually got something right!

    • nbjays - Apr 13, 2013 at 7:34 PM

      Oh, of course… because they KNEW all along that this was going to happen… (facepalm)

  7. turdfurgerson68 - Apr 13, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Its the curse of the Loup Gauro!

    Shaping up to be another long season in Toronto.

    At least the Yankees will keep you out of last place.

  8. sdelmonte - Apr 13, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    I loved him as a Met but this sort of thing is why I didn’t cry too much about him leaving. His talent is immense but his body will ever betray him.

    Still hoping he gets well fast. The game is better with him around.

  9. proudlycanadian - Apr 13, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    So far, his interim replacement, Munenori Kawasaki is having a decent game with a sac fly, a walk, a run scored and a DP started.

    • cur68 - Apr 13, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      Ichiro once introduced that kid as his little brother. Kawasaki is like an Ichiro clone there. I like this kid.

  10. stairwayto7 - Apr 14, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    Nut it up Reyes! Give back the $$$$$

  11. rodge1 - Apr 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    @nbjays

    As a Marlins’ fan I was surprised he didn’t go down last year. Tremendous talent with ankles made of glass.

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