ESPN's Adam Rubin reports that the decision to place Reyes on the disabled list will come today before the game.
If Jose can not run which he isn't expected to, he will be placed on the DL keeping him out of the All Star game as well as the Philly series after. "I didn't do anything today. ... Probably tomorrow I don't do anything, either," Reyes said after Wednesday's 5-3 win against the Dodgers.
Thanks Jose, you really came through for us. Never could stay healthy, could you?
Nick Evans is set to join the team later today.
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Reyes overcame an approximately 245,000 vote deficit in the last week of voting to Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and gain the starting bid. Florida shortstop Hanley Ramirez started at shorstop for the National League each of the past three All-Star Games.
Of course, it's unknown at this point whether Reyes will even be able to play in the game. He left Saturday's game vs. the Yankees with tightness in his left hamstring and the team is still awaiting the results of an MRI. Reyes previously missed the 2006 and 2010 games because of injuries.
The Mets leadoff hitter will be making his second All-Star Game start and it's his fourth selection to the game, which is the most in team history for a shorstop.
Reyes is hitting a league-best .354 with a league-high 124 hits. He leads the National League with 65 runs scored and is second in MLB in steals with 30. He's a NL MVP candidate at this point.
Joining Reyes in Arizona will be right fielder Carlos Beltran, who made the squad for the sixth time and his fifth time as a member of the Mets. His five appearances as a Mets outfielder are second behind Darryl Strawberry, who was named seven times.
Beltran is hitting .281 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI this season.