According to the MRI results, Jose Reyes has suffered a “grade one” hamstring strain — which is the most minor a hamstring strain can be.
Translation: that is good news. It means that Reyes will not go on the disabled list and should be back in the lineup in a few days. Of course, it also means he needs to be careful, not rush it, and not push it, so that it heals and doesn’t develop into something worse. And the way Reyes plays –
all out and running like a mad man — I hope that the Mets err way on the side of caution. In fact, if I were the Mets I’d just sit him down for the next nine days and through the All-Star break, to ensure he’ll be 100% when the second half of the season begins. Just one thing: Reyes is the starting shortstop for the National League.
What do you think? Should Reyes play on Tuesday if he’s feeling good? Should the Mets sit him down through this West Coast swing? It’s only 7 games. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.