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Jose Reyes expected to begin rehab assignment Monday

Jun 15, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

Injured Toronto Blue Jays player Jose Reyes smiles as his team plays the Tampa Bay Rays in their MLB American League baseball game in Toronto Reuters

With three straight wins and seven in their last 10 games, the Blue Jays are finally showing some signs of life. And they should get a nice boost in their lineup soon.

Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Jose Reyes played two innings and took three at-bats yesterday in a simulated game. It was his first game action since he severely sprained his left ankle on a slide into second base on April 12.

While the Blue Jays have to make an official announcement, Reyes is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Dunedin. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said that he’ll likely need about two weeks in order to test the ankle and shake the rust, but he should be back in Toronto’s lineup by the end of the month if all goes well.

Blue Jays’ leadoff hitters rank 20th in the majors this season in on-base percentage and OPS. And that’s including a .465 on-base percentage and .991 OPS in 10 games from Reyes. The speedy shortstop will be a welcome sight atop the Blue Jays’ lineup as they attempt to salvage their season.

  1. theagitator1691 - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Umm I’m pretty sure John Farrell is The Red Sox Manager not Blue Jays…

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 15, 2013 at 12:57 PM

      Someone made the same mistake on Rotoworld yesterday. It was eventually corrected.

  2. Old Gator - Jun 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Good for Reyes. With his luck, he’ll be put in the same encounter group with Lindsay Lohan.

  3. mydoglouie - Jun 15, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    That simulated game should have included some simulating sliding

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      He did some practice slides that afternoon.

      • Old Gator - Jun 15, 2013 at 1:58 PM

        Did they leave a kiddie pool at the bottom?

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 15, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        Possibly. It is much safer. They had no desire to mess with pythons and gators.

  4. proudlycanadian - Jun 15, 2013 at 1:05 PM

    As far as the Jays are concerned, we want it to be a secret that they are playing well.

  5. nbjays - Jun 15, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    How can you tell the Jays are pitching and playing well? Your troll Harry has been conspicuous by his absence.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM

      That plus Harry’s team (AKA the Evil Empire) is languishing.

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