Jose Reyes Placed on DL; Out 3 Weeks?

According to the Mets PR department, Jose Reyes has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 3rd. Nick Evans has been promoted from AAA Buffalo to take his place on the roster.

Glad to see Evans return to show, though it remains to be seen how much of an opportunity he’ll get this time. There were a few times in the past two weeks that the Mets could have used a righthanded-hitting first baseman, and if that trend continues of seeing LHPs, maybe Evans will get a few starts. He was on a torrid hot streak over the last month and a half, with a 19-game hitting streak from May 12-June 29, batting .514 (38-74) during that span. Overall, Evans hit .329 (74-225) with 28 runs scored, 13 doubles, seven home runs and 29 RBI in 57 games with the Bisons.

As for Reyes, I’m glad the Mets are being cautious and placing him on the DL. However, I’m concerned about one report referencing a doctor who suggests that Reyes rest for three weeks. I wanted him on the DL to keep him rested until right after the All-Star Break, not out for three weeks. Hopefully that source is wrong or there was something lost in the translation.

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  1. Chris from Freehold July 7, 2011 at 6:58 pm
    I hate being a cynic – I really do. But given this organization’s history, I’ll sign up for 3 weeks right NOW.
  2. Walnutz15 July 8, 2011 at 9:15 am
    I guess the only real “surprise” for me is:

    Once again we see a situation where way too much is discussed with the media, before knowing anything at all.

    The Mets are the absolute worst when it comes to giving any kind of preliminary status report, leading into an official diagnosis.

    Diarrhea of the mouth from Met officials in the media…..which always quick to back-track when some differing information hits the stands. A very disturbing (and long-lasting) trend within the organization.

    Collins at least “covered” for himself by saying “Alderson will be here to give an official statement” a few days back, when he was looking for Reyes to be playing in LA and said so in a post-game press conference.

    Obviously, you’re going to be a bit over-zealous when it comes to your Team MVP, and wanting him back in the lineup as soon as possible……but the point is: no one seems to learn about these things, and saying far less in the way of anything to the press until things are known.

    It’s beyond my comprehension-level.

    ……especially when Ike Davis was telling the press how he expected to be in the lineup the next day that 1st week of May — and has now been out for 2 months. Just shut up already, and don’t get yourself in any trouble before you have to!

    “Day-to-day” doesn’t mean day-to-day with the Mets….and why they have continued to speculate timeframes in the media?

    Nobody could tell ya.

    “3 weeks” of recommended rest. Who knows how this will play out, especially if there’s a setback at any point.

    One thing’s for certain: Jose Reyes is, and always was – a risky long-term contract. Wonder how all the “give him everything – no questions asked” pundits feel now?

    7 years for him would be ludicrous.