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Jose Reyes will rejoin the Blue Jays on Thursday

Jun 23, 2013, 7:15 PM 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

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos says he will activate shortstop Jose Reyes from the disabled list on Thursday, per Mike Harrington. Reyes, absent since suffering a sprained left ankle on April 12, will wind up his rehab with Triple-A Buffalo, then head to Double-A New Hampshire before rejoining his teammates on Thursday to play the Red Sox.

Reyes went on the DL hitting .395 with five stolen bases in 43 trips to the plate. In his place, the Jays have used Munenori Kawasaki (.233) and Maicer Izturis at shortstop (.228). With a 13-5 victory over the Orioles this afternoon, they moved their winning streak to 11 games and are now just five games out of first place in the AL East.

  1. bmoreravens1012013 - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Amazing how now he’s ready to come back in the midst of a 11 game winning streak…..must be a miracle.

    • jaysjunkie - Jun 24, 2013 at 9:28 AM

      The 49 thumbs down sum up the idiocy of your comment.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 23, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    The big question among Jay’s fans is who will be sent down. Kawasaki ia a possibility, bur one of the 8 relief pitchers is more likely to go. Perez and McGowan are the most likely to go even though both are out of options. McGowan is the most likely to slip through waivers, so I suspect that he wii be sent down.

    11 wins in a row ties the Blue Jay record. Today’s game was a blowout. Unfortunately, I was able to see only the first half inning due to a commitment. That half inning was quite instructive.

    For some strange reason, Baltimore has their best hitter in the number 5 spot in the lineup. In the first inning, Davis came to bat with 2 out and runners on first and third. He was intentionally walked. It is much wiser to face the light hitting Wieters with the bases loaded, than to face Davis with 2 runners on base. Wieters popped out to Arencibia and the Orioles early threat was over. Unless Baltimore places a dangerous hitter behind him, Davis will continue to be intentionally be walked in key situations. This season, Weiters is only hitting .229 with a .284 on base percentage and a .398 slugging percentage. Thank you Buck!

  3. nbjays - Jun 23, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    You missed a great game, PC. I was out all afternoon but was catching updates on my phone, and actually watched the game when I got home (my wife PVR’d it). Huge crowd at Rogers Centre today, 45000+ on a hot sunny day with the roof open. The Jays scored early and often and finally gave JJ some much deserved run support.

    I would have loved to have been there, as the atmosphere was electric. Actually, one of our regular posters (Shayna) was there, along with her 12-year old baseball padawan friend. You picked a great game to go see, Shayna.

    Tomorrow night the Beavz hit the Trop, where they have had problems thru the years, but let’s not think about that and just keep this big bus rollin’ along.

    • Shayna - Jun 24, 2013 at 1:32 AM

      It was a torrid experience, NB. in every sense! Hot, hot, hot in the Dome with the sun pouring in and humid 30+C weather. (We were on the sunny side on the 500 level.) Blue Jays Beach Towels were the trinket giveaway and plenty of fans were using them as protection against the sun.

      And lordy, what hot bats! 9-0 after 3 innings, and when the Orioles looked like they might be sniffing around a rally by scoring 2 runs each in the 6th and 7th, we promptly took them back in the bottom of the 7th. All kinds of hitting from home runs down to sacrifice bunts (yes, it’s back to fundamentals, boys!) and some pretty glove work too with a couple of double plays, one standard and one off the beaten path down the 3rd base line. A tidy 2:36 from start to finish and the joint was jumping with 45,000+ fans. Now that’s baseball!

  4. badintent - Jun 24, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Keep all the infielders on roster, they are setting the table for the big boppers.Edwin and Jose are driving in runs and Lind is getting his share as well. Reyes will put added pressure on the opponents pitching which means less slow stuff and more fastballs for the fastball hitters.I think every week in August will have the top 4 teams changing names, with the Jays getting into a wildcard position by September if Johnson, Wang and RA can give 6 innings every night.

  5. cur68 - Jun 24, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    Be good to get this guy back. Through April and into May Reyes was the lone bright spot on the roster for The Beaver Wrestlers. Losing him was quite a blow and I thought my boys were all but finished when he wrecked that ankle. Instead, he’s returning to a team that is playing out of its mind and will add his potent bat, terrific base running skillz, and superb fielding to a heady mixture of power hitting and cagey small ball.

    My Boys sit at 11 wins in a row, tying the franchise record. They go to Tampa to face the Plantain Based, Juju Infused Might of the Devil Rayz. Prepare yourselves for what is sure to be good series.

    Go Beaver!

    /Tail Smack

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