Monday, August 08, 2011

Audio: Alderson says Jose Reyes will "very likely" miss 2-3 weeks


No official word from the Mets yet on Jose Reyes‘ hamstring injury,  but general manager Sandy Alderson just said during a radio interview with Joe and Evan (WFAN) that the shortstop is “very likely” to miss 2-3 weeks.

Reyes spent two weeks on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring last month and aggravated the same injury yesterday, leaving in the second inning.


It’s hard to imagine relatively minor hamstring problems really hurting Reyes’ stock much as he heads to free agency, but he’ll likely end up missing at least 30 games this season after sitting out 29 games last year and 126 games in 2009.

Even if he comes back in just two weeks and stays healthy for the stretch run Reyes will have played in 301 of 486 games since the start of 2009.

Of course, he’s also a 28-year-old shortstop with a good glove, excellent speed, and an .884 OPS, so tweaked hamstring or not teams will be lining up to sign him for huge money in a few months.

Listen to Alderson interview for yourself



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