NEW YORK, NY - JULY 01: Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets hits a single in the first against the New York Yankees at Citi Field on July 1, 2011 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Jose Reyes Returns To Mets Tuesday Night

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Jose Reyes Injury: Mets Shortstop Returns From DL Tuesday

Tuesday isn't necessarily a great injury news day for the New York Mets, what with Ike Davis' season appearing all but over. On the plus side, though, David Wright is doing well in his rehab, and perhaps more importantly, this, from Gerard Guilfoyle:

activate Jose Reyes from DL & send Ruben Tejada back down to AAA Buffalo.

Reyes has been away since the beginning of July due to a grade 1 hamstring strain that wasn't initially supposed to be too big of a deal. He went on the DL anyway, though, and has made a complete recovery without any setbacks or complications. So everything's restored, as Reyes returns to a .354/.398/.529 batting line. Ruben Tejada tried his damndest to replace Reyes' production as a stopgap, but, Ruben Tejada.

In theory, this means that Reyes is back and healthy in advance of the trade deadline, making it a possibility that he gets moved. From all indications, though, he's going to stay put where he is.


Jose Reyes Expected To Return To Mets' Lineup Tuesday

According to reports, New York Mets All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes has announced that he expects to come off the disabled list before his the team opens their three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. Reyes has been recovering from a Grade 1 left hamstring strain incurred July 2nd while trying to beat out an infield single.

Monday afternoon the New York shortstop went 1-for-3 with a double at a rehab assignment with Class-A Brooklyn. Later in the day Reyes made his comeback plans quite clear.

"I expect to play [Tuesday]. Everything is good. I was able to move around in the field with no problem," Reyes said following the game.

Reyes, who has enjoyed an incredible 2011 thus far, is hitting at a major league leading .354 average, with 32 RBI, and .398 OBP. The 28-year old four-time All-Star has also amassed 30 steals and 15 triples over 80 games.


Jose Reyes Injury: Mets Shortstop Lands On DL

Superstar shortstop Jose Reyes has been out of action since Saturday, due to a strained hamstring. He was thought to be day-to-day, but earlier on Thursday it was reported that a doctor recommended three weeks of rest. A three-week timetable is very much not a day-to-day matter.

The Mets didn't confirm that report, but what they have done is place Reyes on the disabled list, which they really didn't want to have to do. Reserve Nick Evans has been recalled to take Reyes' place on the roster.

What this means is that Reyes will miss at least Thursday's game against the Dodgers, the weekend series against the Giants, Tuesday's All-Star Game, and the post-break series against the Phillies. It's this last one that's the most significant. Reyes will be eligible to return in time for a makeup game against the Marlins, but based on that one doctor's report, he'll probably need more time than the minimum 15 days to recover.

The Mets have gone 4-0 without Reyes, in large part because they've only allowed seven runs. The shortstop owns a .398 OBP and a .927 OPS.


Jose Reyes Injury: Mets Shortstop Appears Headed For DL

On Saturday, dynamic and magnetic and buzzword New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes was removed from a game with what turned out to be a Grade 1 hamstring strain. Reyes was considered day-to-day, and the Mets were looking for him to return by the coming weekend.

But now that isn't going to happen, and it appears all but official that Reyes will be paying a trip to the disabled list. According to Enrique Rojas, a doctor has recommended that Reyes rest for three weeks, which would sideline him for much of July.

The Mets were hoping to avoid a DL stint, because they play the Phillies immediately after the All-Star break. However, there's not really anything they can do, and at least they did prepare for this possibility. Reports Adam Rubin:

The New York Mets put the wheels in motion toward placing shortstop Jose Reyes on the disabled list late Wednesday. Team officials arranged for corner infielder/outfielder Nick Evans to fly to Los Angeles from Triple-A Buffalo, multiple team sources told

Perplexingly, the Mets are 4-0 since Reyes got injured, so his absence hasn't hurt them just yet. Assuming he does go on the DL, Ruben Tejada will continue to serve as his replacement. Evans, meanwhile, will be depth off the bench.

Reyes should still be back before the trade deadline, for those of you who subsist on rumors. One imagines, though, that this injury makes it even less likely than it already was that he gets dealt.


Jose Reyes Injury Keeps Mets Shortstop Out On Tuesday

Over the weekend, Mets shortstop Jose Reyes had to come out of a game with discomfort in his hamstring. The good news is that an MRI revealed just a Grade 1 strain, which is the least severe kind of strain. It is so minor a strain that Reyes has avoided the disabled list.

But Reyes is still out, and on Tuesday he will miss his third consecutive game. He took some swings on Monday and intends to do some running soon, but he and the team are trying to take things slowly and cautiously so that Reyes doesn't play before he's ready. The last thing the Mets need is for Reyes to aggravate his injury and turn it into something worse, as has happened to him before.

It shouldn't be long until Reyes is back. In the meantime, Ruben Tejada will hold the fort at shortstop as the NL's good Tejada. Which, considering his .627 OPS, is enough to give me the shivers.


Jose Reyes Injury: Mets Manager Terry Collins 'Unsure Of Severity'

New York Mets fans held their collective breath when Jose Reyes left Saturday's game with some kind of tightness in his hamstring. Reyes has been outstanding for the Mets during the 2011 campaign, and any long-term ailment could put a damper on the rest of the season. In short, the immediate reaction seemed to be "here we go again."

According to Ken Rosenthal, there's good news and there's just news when it comes to Reyes' injury. On the positive side, it's his left hamstring that's ailing this time, not the right hamstring he injury in 2009. But Mets' manager Terry Collins is unsure how serious the injury is, nor does he know how long Reyes will be affected.

#Mets' Collins on Reyes: Injury not to same hamstring as two years ago. Unsure of severity. Reyes cited tightness and cramping. #MLBless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

On its own, tightness and cramping may not be a severe issue, but the Mets won't know for sure until Reyes is examined further. For now, it's a wait-and-see situation.

For more on Reyes and the New York Mets, visit Amazin Avenue and SB Nation New York.


Jose Reyes Injury: Mets Star Leaves Subway Series Game With 'Hamstring Issue'

The New York Mets' brightest star in the 2011 season has been resurgent shortstop Jose Reyes, who is having a career year after injury-plagued 2009 and 2010 campaigns. Reyes' new injury could put a damper on that: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweets that Reyes was removed from the Mets' Subway Series showdown with the Yankees on Saturday with a "hamstring issue." The New York Post's Brian Lewis further notes that Reyes "felt tightness in his left hamstring."

Reyes has been fantastic for the Mets this season. He leads MLB in batting average, hitting .352, and has been a demon on the basepaths, scoring 65 runs and legging out 15 triples in 79 games.

But Reyes has been hobbled by a hamstring injury before. His 2009 campaign was principally derailed by a calf injury in May, but Reyes tore his right hamstring while rehabilitating the calf injury in August, and that injury kept him out for the rest of the 2009 season.

It should be noted that the 2009 injury was to Reyes' right hamstring, and Saturday's injury is apparently to his left.

For more on Reyes and the New York Mets, visit Amazin Avenue and SB Nation New York.

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