Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jose Reyes goes 0-1 with a walk, in his first rehab start


Mets shortstop Jose Reyes began his three-game rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Thursday night, finishing 0-for-1 with a walk and run scored before departing after the fifth inning against Altoona.

Reyes, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 8 with a strained left hamstring, batted leadoff for the B-Mets, and in his first plate appearance reached base on four straight balls. He moved to second after a balk and eventually scored on a home run by Reese Havens.



During a pregame media session, Reyes said he wouldn't attempt any steals or triples during the game, but he still drew the balk on an attempted throw to first base.

Reyes flied out to deep left in the third, but didn't get another at-bat after the final out of the fifth was recorded while he was on deck.

It was a quiet night in the field for Reyes, as the only ball hit his way rolled way out of his reach to the third-base side. Before the game, he said working on his defense has "been no problem" despite the nagging hamstring.

Reyes is scheduled to play seven innings Friday and nine innings Saturday, and is set to rejoin the Mets on Monday. The assignment is Reyes' second this season, as the shortstop played one rehab game with Class A short-season Brooklyn on July 18 as a result of similar hamstring issues.
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