Jose Reyes Has Mild Strain, Could Return Tuesday

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The Mets have reported that Jose Reyes underwent an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery that revealed a Grade 1 strain to his left hamstring.

This is considered a mild strain and great news for Reyes and the team.

“Just a little bit of a strain. I mean, nothing big,” Reyes said. “I know we’re going to take it one day at a time and see what happens, but it’s real good news. Today when I got up, I felt even better than yesterday. So that’s very good news.”

Reyes will travel with the Mets to the West Coast and manager Terry Collins said he hopes Reyes might be ready to play Tuesday, though it’s possible he could end up sitting out all week before the All-Star break.

“We have to take it one day at a time,” general manager Sandy Alderson said. “We’re not making any predictions at the moment.”

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Mets shortstop Jose Reyes left yesterday’s 5-2 loss to the Yankees at Citi Field after the second inning with tightness in his left hamstring after beating out an infield hit to lead off the bottom of the first.

Reyes, who is in the midst of the best first half in franchise history, sounded concerned after the game.

“I was worried a little bit,” Reyes said. “I didn’t want to put extra pressure there, because I felt if I put something extra there, my hamstring was going to blow out. Every time I have an injury to my leg I have to be worried because that’s a big part of my game. But hopefully it’s not going to be too bad.”

Carlos Beltran said he spoke with Reyes and that he was optimistic, “it’s not something major.”

Reyes will now undergo an MRI exam this morning while Mets Nation crosses their fingers and hope for the best possible outcome. This is the first time Reyes has had problems with his left hamstring.

If Reyes cannot play Sunday or goes on the DL, he will probably be replaced by Ruben Tejada at shortstop while Angel Pagan moves up in the order and bats leadoff.